Family, Kids, Mental Health

How to Train a Puppy & Our Animal House!

There is a new dog in the neighborhood so roll-on over and make some room! No seriously, move over cause he isn't the smallest pup and he loves to snuggle. We did not decide to get a puppy just because corona was happening, although staying home more than we have in ages, did play a… Continue reading How to Train a Puppy & Our Animal House!

Family, Health, Mental Health, Wisdom

Easy Ways to Boost Mood, Stay Active, & Be Healthy in Long Winters

We all know we are supposed to practice self-care but what does that even mean when the days are cold and you don't feel like doing anything besides snuggling under a blanket watching your favorite TV show? If you also struggle to make healthy choices and keeping your body moving during the winter this post… Continue reading Easy Ways to Boost Mood, Stay Active, & Be Healthy in Long Winters

Chronic Conditions, Disability/Handicap, Family, Health, Mental Health

A House for Brother “Autism, Adulthood, & More Independence Through Tech”

How do I help my brother achieve his dreams but still be there to support him when he needs me? So we are smack dab in the middle of winter, and we are helping my autistic adult brother move into, what we are hoping, will be his forever home. Please understand that I have considered… Continue reading A House for Brother “Autism, Adulthood, & More Independence Through Tech”

Avon, Books, Career, Crafts, Education, Mental Health

How to Follow your Dreams when you Feel Stuck

Am I a great artist? Not on your life! The biggest compliment I've ever received on something art related is that I am a champ at pictionary! You need a slap-dash drawing of some recognizable object in 30 seconds? Well I'm your gal! Have you ever felt like you don't have the skills to take… Continue reading How to Follow your Dreams when you Feel Stuck

Art, Books, Career, Crafts, Education, Family, Gift Ideas, Mental Health, Reading, Reviews

Big Magic for Creators, Efficient Personal Development, & Last Minute Digital Gifts for Book Lovers

If you have ever struggled with finding inspiration, or keeping, it this book will change your life! I don't like to make promises because people are different, and it's hard to please everyone, but I feel like all creatives can benefit from the wisdom in this book. Whether you actually read it, or listen... (Digital… Continue reading Big Magic for Creators, Efficient Personal Development, & Last Minute Digital Gifts for Book Lovers

Disability/Handicap, Education, Family, Health, Mental Health, Wisdom

Congestive Heart Failure, Hospice, & End of Life Care

I do try to keep the content of my blog pretty cheerful but I also don't shy away from pain at this point in my life. A few things I grew up hearing my parents say was "the good, the bad, and the ugly" and "through hell or high water". This is the story of… Continue reading Congestive Heart Failure, Hospice, & End of Life Care

Career, Craft Room, Crafts, Crochet, Family, Kids, Mental Health, Organization, Toddlers

Keeping Our Cool During Covid

My apologies for being less active on the interwebs lately. I have been trying to add a classroom space to my office space/craft room. The room was already stuffed to the gills and it took some work to make a school space as well as the multi-purpose room it already was. On the plus side… Continue reading Keeping Our Cool During Covid

Education, Family, Mental Health, Wisdom

An Advocate at an Early Age

I am so lucky. I had a pretty happy childhood even though my life rarely looked similar to any of the people I know. My story starts with my mom's story, big surprise. Her name is Kate and she was born with a hole in her heart, or for all you medically versed people out… Continue reading An Advocate at an Early Age