Easy DIY Melted Crayon Valentines

I always have grandiose visions of myself being that mom who bakes all kinds of yummy treats and makes all the cool crafts for each holiday…and then reality sets in. I am usually scrambling last minute to get teacher gifts, birthday presents or whatever Valentine’s Day cards are left on the store shelves. Betty CrockerContinue Reading “Easy DIY Melted Crayon Valentines”


Exercising Your Right to Vote

The debates are over and the countdown is running down to Election Day. And if you are like me, you can’t wait for it to be over. Between the negative ads and the Facebook bantering among “friends”, I’ve had enough. Enough hearing about how each candidate is worse than another and enough statistics that, withoutContinue Reading “Exercising Your Right to Vote”


Alleviate Summertime Boredom with Blue Star Museums

Summer is just about half over and despite my best efforts to find fun and engaging things to help keep my kids entertained during their days off of school, those dreaded words have begun to creep back into our house – “Mom, I’m bored!” We’ve taken trips to the park, gone swimming, and ventured outContinue Reading “Alleviate Summertime Boredom with Blue Star Museums”

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“Who Am I?”

“Who am I?” Normally, this would be a very easy question to answer. I am a mom, wife, daughter, friend, teacher; a runner…the list goes on. The answer to who I am varies with the season of life and at times is very clear-cut. But at other times, who I am and my purpose inContinue Reading ““Who Am I?””