Tag: advice

To Donny as you take office: Love, Barry

To Donny as you take office: Love, Barry
For centuries, the outgoing POTUS (president of the United States) writes a letter to the incoming POTUS. This time around is no different, President Barack Obama wrote a letter to President Donald Trump. I am not privy to that letter, so for fun, I’m writing one for them. If I were President Obama, this is... Read more »

Renters - you need insurance

Renters - you need insurance
Lately, I’ve seen several online funds set up for families who have lost everything in apartment fires. With apparently no renter’s insurance, these families are in a terrible place with limited, or no funds to rebuild their lives. My heart hurts for these families, so I try to help when I can. However, this is... Read more »

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 »
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12 Days of Thanksgiving: The pumpkin puree fiasco and how to avoid it

You'll need a ginormous bowl, a 2 cup liquid measuring cup...
In this series of posts called the 12 Days of Thanksgiving, I am collecting my thoughts and experiences in one place to share with all of you. Over the last 20 years, I have prepared Thanksgiving dinner a minimum of 15 times. I’m pretty good at it. I was hoping to give you lots of... Read more »

5 things drivers do that test my self-control

5 things drivers do that test my self-control
Anyone that has ridden as a passenger with me while I drive knows that I talk to the other drivers in a nearly unending one-sided conversation. Nothing tests my self-control and my walk as a “live-it don’t just preach it” Christian woman than driving in traffic. I’ve been known to comment under my breath, through... Read more »

9 things a mom should never do with a full bladder

If you have ever been pregnant, you know that a full bladder is your self-esteem’s worst enemy. After being pregnant, there are certain parts that do not function as well as they did prior to pregnancy. If you are a coffee drinker, like me, we are making it even worse. So, here are 9 things... Read more »
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Concealed carry is an enormous responsibility

Carrying a concealed weapon is an enormous responsibility. I knew this; deep inside, I really knew this. However, after taking the concealed carry class required by the Illinois State Police in order to obtain a license to carry, the enormity has truly sunk in. Last weekend, I spent 16 hours in class and on the... Read more »

Top 10 list of awesome posts for this blog in 2013

One of the challenges of being a blogger is writing consistently. I’ve produced 70 blog posts since July 2013. So, to simplify your reading pleasure, I’ve created two top 10 lists for you. The first top 10 list is my “most read” list according to Google Analytics. So here goes: #10 – I survived returning... Read more »

2013 Christmas update letter

In a previous post called Are you on my Christmas cards list?, I talked about the update letter I include with all of my Christmas cards. Since there is zero chance of me ever being able to afford to send all of you a Christmas card, this is as good as it gets this year. (Some... Read more »
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Elfis our Elf on the Shelf has been outed

Elfis our Elf on the Shelf has been outed
One more year. I thought we’d be able to get one more year out of our youngest for that special Christmas “magic” that exists only when little kids believe in Santa, flying reindeer and elves. As of last night, that magic has left the building. Elfis, our Elf on the Shelf, has been outed. She’d... Read more »