Puppy Update March 25

The puppies are just over 3 months old now. These last two weeks have made a big difference – I’m able to sleep through the night again! As for house training, we’ve had a couple of different stretches of 2-3 days without any accidents in the house. Today was not a good day…probably because it […]

Puppy Update March 9

The puppies are 11 weeks old now. They’ve lost their “puppy pot bellies” & are looking much sleeker. The first week was much like having a newborn again…the puppies weren’t really old enough to be sleeping through the night & needed to be taken out to go potty several times during the night. I slept […]

Dogs, dogs, dogs

It is with mixed emotions that I write this blog post. Sadly, on January 11, 2014, Shiner passed away. Without going into a lot of detail, he had a large mass in his abdomen that was about the size of a basketball. Shiner’s passing left Jackie without her lifelong companion. We got Jackie when she […]

Delaney & ADHD

I’ve suspected for quite some time (years) that my youngest had ADHD like me & her sister. I’ve been keeping in contact with her teacher this year and trying to decide how long we could manage things without an official evaluation. She’s only in first grade, so it’s been difficult for me to figure out […]

Do Not Say “Happy” Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day – NOT “happy” Memorial Day. It’s not about cookouts, the beach, or even the armed forces who are still with us. It’s about remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our great country. Today we honor the fallen. Saying “Happy” Memorial Day is like saying “Happy Patriot Day […]

If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?

I ran across this blog post, “If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?” written by Dean Garrison. It really struck a chord with me, so I am reposting it here on my own blog, with a link back to the original post by Mr. Garrison (as requested in his […]

Holiday Greetings & Such

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday. I’ve been busy trying to stay sane while the kids are out of school. Today, I spent all afternoon pretending to be domestic. I made 8 or 9 dozen chocolate chip cookies…from scratch. I also finished up a half completed batch of Buckeyes I started last […]

Things That Parents of ADHD Children Wished Every Teacher Knew

I found this while looking for something else online today. It pretty much sums it up. Having an ADHD child is very challenging and we need all the help we can get. Teachers play a vital role in the way that our child feels about himself and we hope that you will do whatever you […]

Open Letter to Kershaw County School District Superintendent

The following is an email that I sent to the Kershaw County School District superintendent this evening. If you have children in Kershaw County Schools, I urge you to let the district know how you feel about this new “policy”. Dr. Morgan, As I know you are well aware, many of the parents who received […]

I Miss You

There are times when you wish you hadn’t been left alone with your own thoughts. This afternoon is one of those times. I “think” a lot when I’m hyper-focused on “mundane” tasks. Today I’m hyper-focused on cleaning the baseboards & door jambs. The girls are pretty much staying to themselves today & JR is out motorcycle riding […]