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Planners 101: Basic Information And Guide

Planners 101: Basic Information And Guide

Planner Basics and Guide No fluff, no useless information; just knowledge. So it’s the year and you set some resolutions. One resolution you might have chosen is being more organized (or looking like it), or to stop forgetting things and start being on time. Whatever […]


It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day hubbub. What’s for dinner, who broke that lamp, you have to work howlate, etc… But then I’ll come across stuff like this that catches my breath. When you’ve said goodbye to your loved one […]


We have been living this military life for almost ten years now, and I can think of so many times that the USO has done awesome things for us.  From Daddy dolls during deployment, free concerts like the Lt. Dan Band, free Sesame Street shows, […]

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I had goals in my life. I’m sure we all make them at some point. All goals we think normal people want to achieve. Graduating college, getting a job in your field, marriage, family, traveling, maybe even writing a book. I had several. Age 22 […]

Therapy at Home

What I’ve Learned from Having In-Home Therapy… We are blessed with having in-home therapy for our two boys that are on the autism spectrum.  This was a new concept for me, having someone in my home on an almost daily basis.  After two years, here […]

Dirty Water Part II: Here We Go!

Okay, so as we posted a few weeks ago, my blog co-author and I treated ourselves to a day of leisure, lunch, manis/ pedis, and shopping a few weeks ago.  It was a reward for a year of caring for our kids solo during our […]

Making your own pearl

So the last year or so of my life has been crazy.  A husband deployed for 12 months, my youngest diagnosed with ASD ( autism spectrum disorder), my older son who was already diagnosed with ASD and his full load of therapy appointments, doctors, school, […]

Dirty Water

Okay, so I didn’t actually write the following account.  My husband did, after getting off the phone with me on  a particularly chaotic call.  The back story is that he was deployed to Afghanistan, and I was holding the fort with our two little boys. […]