Lessons From My Mother

Lessons From My Mother

This morning, I drove with my girls to a local fast food place so I could get a fountain Coke. It’s something I do every day. I don’t drink coffee (or tea) so I get my caffeine from my one large Coke a day. (A habit I struggle to break.) As usual, I placed my order then pulled up to the window. After a brief conversation with the worker (yes, I know her name because I’m a “regular”), I wished her a good day and drove away. From the back, my oldest asked me, “Mommy, why do you always tell

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Lost in Some Good Books

Disclaimer: There are some Amazon Affiliate links throughout this post. If you click the link and buy a book, I would get a small commission. Just enough for me to indulge in my favorite guilty pleasure, Taco Bell. This post was not influenced by my craving for Taco Bell at all. All opinions are my own, as always. Whenever I enter the library or book store by myself, I have to go in with a plan, otherwise I will get lost in there, or just lose time. And, sometimes, it’s fun to go explore the shelves with no plan in

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Road to Healing

Road to Healing

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own. Pneumonia. We’ve all heard of it and shuddered at the thought. When you get it, it sucks. When you get it as an adult in mid-life, well, it really sucks! Recovering isn’t the quick process it was when you were younger. For some, it can take weeks and even months to recover.  The doctor diagnosed me with pneumonia on Christmas Eve. Here it is, four months later, and

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Afternoon Escape

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own. After my kids finish eating lunch, I send them off to their room for “quiet” time. My two oldest play quietly and the toddler naps while I get at least an hour or two of peace. At least, that’s the idea. More times than not, this seems to work.  In the past, I would use this time to pick up the house, clean, or work on laundry without

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Back to the Classics

Back to the Classics

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own. I fell in love with movies as a child. My first memory of going to the movies involved a drive-in, lots of popcorn, and a double feature (The Jungle Book then Orca) with my sister and I asleep by the start of the second movie. The next movie I saw was Star Wars. When I was a teenager, I discovered AMC, back when they ran classic movies. I spent

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Burrito Verde

Burrito Verde

Disclaimer: There one Amazon Affiliate link in this post. If you click the link and buy the book, I would get a small commission. Just enough for me to indulge in my favorite guilty pleasure, Taco Bell. This post was not influenced by my craving for Taco Bell at all. All opinions are my own, as always. One of the first things I do when I move to a new community, and I’ve moved a lot, is to find a local Mexican restaurant that I want to frequent. It’s “hard” work going to multiple eateries looking for the perfect one. The first thing I

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4 Types of Netflix Viewers

4 Types of Netflix Viewers

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own. It’s winter. It’s the season of staying warm and bundled up. And, since it’s too cold to go outside (most of the time), it’s also the perfect time to stay home in your pajamas and do nothing but stream your favorite TV shows. Well, that is, if you don’t have kids who want to watch PBS, Disney, Jr., or Nick, Jr. I do have kids which means

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17 Books in 2017

17 Books in 2017

Disclaimer: There are some Amazon Affiliate links throughout this post. If you click the link and buy a book, I would get a small commission. Just enough for me to indulge in my favorite guilty pleasure, Taco Bell. This post was not influenced by my craving for Taco Bell at all. All opinions are my own, as always. Since I was a little girl, I have loved books. My love of reading has never diminished, even as a busy mom of three. While many moms complain about not having time for reading, and, like them,  I don’t have time for much beyond

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All I Want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service  in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.  In less than 48 hours, it will be Christmas. Most of the time, I love this holiday. This year, though, I’m on the fence. 2016 sucked, big, especially in the last few weeks. Since Thanksgiving, I’ve had two deaths in my family (a brother-in-law and a cousin), two daughters with ear infections, a broken down minivan that won’t get out of the shop until the end of

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Firsts

Firsts

When it comes to Facebook, I have to admit that I love surveys and quizzes. From Buzzfeed quizzes to interviewing your kids then posting their answers, I love them all. This morning, one Facebook friend, Zoom, posted a list of “firsts.” I looked through his answers and the list. Without questioning it, I copied the post and got ready to share my answers. Then, it occurred to me. Why not share my answers via a blog post? After all, it has been a while since I blogged anything.  So, without further ado, my firsts: FIRST prom date Larry. We went

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