Archive for April 2015

My whopper of a mistake and how it changed the direction of my life

My whopper of a mistake and how it changed the direction of my life
I am human. I make mistakes. Most of the mistakes I make are minor – inconsequential in the grand scheme of life. There was one mistake I made, and although no lives were lost, and no humans or animals were harmed, it changed the course of my life. From the time I watched my first... Read more »

Trichotillomania: Just try bullying my girl

Trichotillomania: Just try bullying my girl
From previous blog posts, you may know that my oldest has trichotillomania. Trich is an impulse control disorder (ICD) where an individual pulls out her hair, most of the time without even realizing she is doing it. Both girls and boys suffer from this ICD, but it is more often found in girls. If you’d... Read more »

I purchased my first smartphone today and I already hate it

I purchased my first smartphone today and I already hate it
It’s true. Ask my friends and family. I bought my very first smartphone today and I already hate it. There’s nothing wrong with the phone. It’s a “certified pre-owned” iPhone 4s, 16G with a pay-as-I-go plan. I’m extremely frugal, so the price of a brand new phone about gave me a rash, or a heart... Read more »
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I may never walk barefoot in my house again - ever

Now that we are having nice weather, I ditch the shoes AND the socks when I get home. I enjoy being barefoot in my house. You will almost never see me with my fingernails painted, but I love, love, love my painted toenails. It’s tough to make feet pretty, but painted toenails gets us closer.... Read more »

The 5 best things a mom can do to minimize stress in her life

The 5 best things a mom can do to minimize stress in her life
Are you a mom? Is your life stressing you out? My life was stressing me out, because I was trying too hard to be “perfect.” <Snort> Yea, right! I’m not a professional, and I don’t play one on television. I’m learning how to minimize the stress in my life, and the items on this list... Read more »

Genealogy Research: The inevitable family scandal

Genealogy Research: The inevitable family scandal
I’m pretty sure that if you dig deep enough into anyone’s family history you are going to find it; dirt, filth, SCANDAL. I didn’t have to go back very far in my genealogy research to find my family’s scandal. I never knew him, but it seems that my Grandpa Fred has a very interesting story.... Read more »
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