Lucky Number 7

Lucky Number 7

When I met my husband, he informed me that he had a lucky number. He said lucky number 7 had always popped up in his life. His birthday is 7/7/74. I had never really considered a lucky number so I just smiled and nodded and found it endearing. By the way, we met in 2007 […]

Tools for Back to School with Boys and Girls Club of America

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

When I was a caseworker with Child Protective Services I was often assigned the task of finding resources for kids and families. One of my favorite resources in the community was always the Boys and Girls Club. I didn’t know about the Club when I was young, but the more I learned the more it […]

Tips for Travelling with Children

boy is exhausted from his travels

Are you travelling with children this Summer or are you planning a trip for younger children once school start and the airports and vacation spots are less visited? Check out this guest post on tips for Travelling Overseas with Children. Children are always a joy to be with. Unfortunately, the amount of free time you […]

Summer Fun – Plan a Staycation to San Antonio and SAVE!!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of SAVE for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Staycation and SAVE Hubby and I have been talking lately about taking a weekend staycation and have considered going to San Antonio. It's a little bit of a drive from East Texas, but I have fond […]

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Visiting a cow, a dog, a chicken, and a rat in a barnyard; Throwing arrows or practice shooting pellets at a target; Coloring animals and trucks all different colors or painting them by numbers; Planting seeds and flowers and fighting zombies off my lawn; Popping balloons in rows of three to earn points – Yep, […]

Top 5 Anxiety Provoking Situations

Top 5 Anxiety Provoking Situations

Today at work I had a conference with my boss, which happens about every other month, so I was really nervous and scared. I don't know why I do that to myself every time. He comes in and we chat for an hour and he tells me I'm doing a good job and he appreciates […]

My Apologies {Forgiveness Needed}

My Apologies {Forgiveness Needed}

I'm a busy mom with an even busier 4 year old son, am married to a (sorta) needy husband, and have two VERY needy dogs. I work full time outside the home and (basically) full time blogging. My income is the primary income for the family, although my husband works and his income contributes greatly as […]

Brothers and Sisters Day on May 2


Today is Brothers and Sisters Day!! My sisters and I have coined the term Sisterpalooza¬†for the times when we leave all children and husbands behind and just hang out together. We started this one year during Black Friday when only my older sister had children, but we’ve continued for the past 7-8 years or so […]

Wordless Wednesday – Find a Rainbow Day

The Boy's journal page for March 30, 2012 - "I made a Rainbow for Mommy!!"

Yesterday was Find a Rainbow Day You may have noticed that I posted this yesterday, but then I realized that it was Tuesday so I took it down – Yes, I really am GoingCrazy!! Where do you find your rainbows? Sharing is caring…

Vacations That Make a Difference – Guest Post


My husband and I wanted to do something different for our children when it came to vacations. They are only 2 1/2 years apart, so their interests were close enough to accommodate. While we did take them to Disney World, we did it only once when they were relatively young. The rest of our vacations […]