What To Do When Someone Dies


I just finished writing the last of the thank-you notes to friends who showed extreme kindness to my family after my daddy passed away a few weeks ago.  The outpouring of generosity and love we have received has been such a blessing and I thought I would share some really helpful things we have been given throughout my dad’s sickness and death in the hopes that it might inspire … [Read more...]

The Post I Didn’t Want to Write


It’s been a rough couple of weeks around our little home.  My daddy passed away on March 31.  He was diagnosed a few years ago with Myelodysplasia which progressed to leukemia in the last few months.  He never let on to just about anyone that he was sick and most people were very shocked to learn of his passing.  One thing I can say is that he was very tough … [Read more...]

5 Travel Apps for Adults


Traveling can be exciting, especially when you’re headed off to explore a new destination. Even if you’re making a familiar trip, you can still find the best restaurants, hotels, directions and more thanks to some amazing travel apps. If you are interested in saving time and money on your next road trip, consider trying out some of these apps: The Weather Channel - … [Read more...]

Reading Games on the Go


It's very exciting when your child starts learning how to read.  Suddenly, they can recognize letters and start putting together words and happily spell and sound them out to you whenever they can.  Signs are everywhere and learning to read and recognize environmental print is very important for children.  The next time you're in the car, try out one of these … [Read more...]

Vehicle Spring Cleaning and Maintenance Tips


Springtime is here and chances are your vehicle has probably taken a beating inside and out this winter.   Snow and everyday dirt and grime from the road tends to cake on and layer during the winter and the weather just isn't very cooperative when it comes to giving your vehicle the cleaning it really needs during the colder months.   Now that warmer weather … [Read more...]

Annoying Facebook Posters


I’ll admit it.  I’m a bit of a Facebook addict.  I check it several times a day on my phone and often keep it open in a window on my computer while I work at home.  I can’t help it.  All of my friends and family are there and I want to know what’s going on in their world.  But then there are these people….and yes, they are friends.  Not close … [Read more...]

2015 Chrysler Town & Country Touring- Not Your Mom’s Minivan


If you grew up with parents who owned a minivan, chances are you remember feeling just a little cooler than your friends whose parents still drove those huge regular sized vans. However, once you could drive yourself, the last thing you wanted to cruise around town in was your parent's minivan. Even today, when someone mentions a minivan I can't help but picture those early … [Read more...]

Our First Look at The 2015 Ford Explorer Limited in Iowa


I recently had the opportunity to visit my local Ford dealership and one particular vehicle on the showroom floor stopped my son and me in our tracks. It was a larger vehicle than I wouldn’t normally consider for our small family, but it was beautiful and roomy, but not too big that I wouldn’t consider ever driving it. We fell in love at first sight, and when I walked around to … [Read more...]

Three Signs It May Be Time to Buy a New Vehicle


Most people purchase a vehicle with the intention of driving it for many years to come. It is one of the biggest investments you will make in life and having a vehicle that fits your lifestyle needs as well as being safe and reliable is very important. However, life changes and vehicles eventually start to need repairs. That great new vehicle you purchased a few years ago may … [Read more...]

Walking In a Winter Wonderland


Well it’s been an interesting week in our little part of Mississippi, to say the least.  We only get a good snow every few years and the forecast called for up to 5 inches on Wednesday, which is a lot for our part of the country.  On Monday, the sleet started falling around lunch time in earnest, so school was let out early.  To say both the grown-ups and kids were excited … [Read more...]