Tag: family

Surprises and Presence

I’m a day late for Seven Quick Takes, but I think you will see that it’s been a full week. If you enjoy these seven quick takes from the week, consider seeing what some of my friends have been doing by clicking here! Last year, we bought a backyard...

Make a Good Middle

August means back to school. In some ways, August brings fresh resolve to explore new opportunities and improve on the previous school year. Yes, even for homeschoolers. August is a new beginning, a time to learn new things while building on old lessons. All of this culminates in preparing...

Bright Birthday Wishes for Our Rainbow

  Once upon a time, I dreamed of having a little girl who looked just like me. Three years ago, that dream began coming true. I didn’t see it right away, but every day since, I see more of me reflected back in my sweet Rainbow Baby, Madilynn Janet....

Three of Me

As I put my shoes on this morning, in preparation to leave for story time at the library, I thought how wonderful it would be to have an extra me to stay home and get things done. Then I added a third me to that because I most wanted to...

Not Fair

Life isn’t fair. I know because my mama told me so when I was about two or three years old. Too harsh, you might think, but in her defense, I was verbal by two and already opinionated. I could have been whining or complaining at the time. I think...

SQT: The Sticky, Holey, Delicious, and Exciting

     This week is full of ups and downs. I am struggling a little to remain positive for this installment of seven quick takestakes, because the down part is so big. However, I am determined to accentuate the positive, rather than give the devil a foothold by dwelling...

SQT: A Three-Year-Old to English Translation Guide

This post contains affiliate links. Clicking and purchasing through the links will cost nothing extra for you while providing my family with a small commission. Do you ever look at your child and say, “You’re really cute, but I have no idea what you are saying!” I have several...

Do Something to make the Sun Shine

What would you do if you were given a day where you could do anything? No boundaries, money is no object, the sky is the limit. The editors at The Original Bunker Punks pose this question in the first “Blog Battle Zone” competition. At first, I considered writing about...

Before this Blog: Episode 1

This week’s Ten Things Tuesday Post gave me the opportunity to look through some old pictures. This task involved CD’s of pictures from previous computers and even scanning a few pictures that I do not have in digital format. I have so many wonderful memories from the past ten...

Arguments That Never Die

Do you have any long-standing, never-ending arguments? Maybe you enjoy stirring the pot and keeping the feud going day after day, year after year. Today is “Kiss and Make Up Day.” In that spirit, here is the Top Ten Arguments That Never Die in the Caswell Clan. The who...