Old School Blogging – Fall Into Fall!

My favorite shot from our trip to the "patch" last year.

I am SO very ready for Fall to arrive this year.  Unfortunately the fact that it begins this weekend is lost on Southern Louisiana.  It doesn’t usually kick in around here until mid to late October and right now we are still dealing with temps in the low 90′s and the humidity from H.E. double […]

Lunch Packer – Russbe Bags {Giveaway!}


Packing lunches is one of my morning tasks.  I pack in the morning because I like everything to be freshly placed in the kids’ lunchboxes the same day.  Also, I just do not really want to do it the night before.  By the end of the day, I’m done. But I find a certain pleasure […]

A Day


I was inspired by Katie, from Loves of Life to post my day in pictures. I have done this before but it’s been a while.  Also, the last time I did it I had kids around more.  And I was taking self portraits so I was in some of the photos.  Not this time.  Plus, this […]

How Could You Be So Harsh?

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The other day I went to Target to pick up a few a lot of things and I was alone (I KNOW!!) since my babysitter was hanging with the kiddos. You know how it is when you go shopping alone (if you’re a parent), you’re just SO much more relaxed when the only person you have […]

Rare Bird, A Book Review


I started reading Anna’s blog, An Inch of Gray, after her twelve-year old son Jack was lost in a freak flash flood.  I was directed there by another blogger,  I cannot remember who.  It could have been  from a tweet or a mention on their blog, the details are sketchy. I do however, remember the pain I […]

You DON’T Have a Blog??

Awesome people I know because they have a blog!

I was in church the other day and I was supposed to be listening to the priest.  And I was, for the most part. But my mind drifted for minute or two, as it tends to do sometimes,  and I noticed a woman and her family – her husband and their three sons – in the front […]

You CAN Teach a New Dog Old Tricks!

Imagine Toys Collage

One afternoon last week it was just about cool enough to play outside.  So I encouraged dragged all my boys (including the canine one) to come outside and play.   We had received this wonderful KaBOOM! Go Out & Play backpack from Imagine Toys with all kinds of goodies, including a disc.   And, we have […]

Fight or Flight


The warm cup of coffee sits before me and I think about all the things that would taste good with it.  Like a muffin or a scone.  Like a bowl of “cinnamon cereal”.  Just one small bowl. And then the word “NO” pops into my head.  A HUGE fonted “NO” that screams at me, YOU […]

Invisalign Teen – Straight Talk on Straight Teeth


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  But of course, all thoughts and opinions are my own.   I am not sure if y’all have noticed lately but my kids are growing up at like lightening speed! When I started this blog back at the end of 2006  The B Man looked like this:   And now […]

Keeping The Spark Alive…


This guy has been off adventuring in Alaska.  I mean, WOW, that’s a big fish right? (it’s a Halibut, by the way so go ahead, try to make your own, just for the “halibut” pun… I’ll wait…)     I (and the kids and the puppy) have missed him A LOT. I am SO glad […]