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I Hate Sleeping Alone…

Is anyone else like me?  My husband is TAD or deployed and the idea of getting the entire bed to myself sounds great at first.  I imagine not getting elbowed in the head or having my covers ripped off...
It's been a few weeks and I have finally settled back into home and everything that comes along with it.  That means scheduled appointments, homework, work schedules, cleaning the house, laundry and more!  I began reflecting on our holiday...
It’s hard to believe that it is 2012 already. Sometimes I still can’t get used to the idea of writing in the 2000’s, somehow 1990’s just seems like yesterday to me.  We had a great time ringing in the...
So you know the popular Elf on the Shelf product? Yes we have one -- Mr. Jingles is his name.  He doesn't do anything fun or silly or creative, he just watches.  Yes watches and tattles to Santa each...
Many of us give to charities over the holiday season, but do you know which charity is better with their money?  There is a really great website called Charity Navigator which displays and ranks charities based on how each...

Driving With and Without Kids

I rarely find myself driving alone – so when I am, I still can’t stop what comes naturally to me. This is usually what I'm hearing... I’m not used to leaving the car without pulling out children with me…. But after a...

The Mysterious Dialing of 911

Remembering a good story from living in 29 Palms. Someone is knocking at my door at 8am and they won’t go away. Why, oh why? I’m pregnant, my husband is in Afghanistan and my four year old is happily playing...

A Holiday Gift Giving Guide

It's that time of year -- the holidays are quickly approaching and many of you are already salivating at all the Black Friday deals that will be coming up this year. I put together a collection of gifts, in...

Halloween of Years Past

Halloween has always been a fun time for my husband and myself because we love to dress up and go to parties. I was so excited when I had kids because I could get them to dress up and...
Free Giveaway for Vets JCPenney's is sponsoring the "Welcome Heroes Campaign"  partnered with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).  JCP will be distributing 6,000 $200 JCPenney merchandise certificates. Here's how you can win: 1.  Go to iava.org to join (it's free) by...