Let’s Talk Lunch…And a Giveaway


I remember back when I was growing up I thought it was so neat to get to take my lunch to school in my Strawberry Shortcake lunch box. My mom didn't pack my lunch everyday, so when I did get a packed lunch it was a special treat. And secretly, I can't wait until I can start packing E.B. lunches for school. I know I'll probably regret saying that later on when I'm up at dark … [Read more...]


I know I am way overdue announcing this, but the winners of the Precious Girls books are:LeighAnnikeAubreyFrancineRachelPlease hit the contact me button at the top of my blog and email me your mailing address and I will get that right on out! Thanks to all for entering and congrats to the winners! … [Read more...]

"A- List" Bloggers

So this summer while BlogHer '08 was going on, I kept reading post after post about how people were intimidated by the "A-List" Bloggers (and I am quoting exactly what these high profile bloggers were called) and then how some people thought there was no such thing...a blogger is a blogger is a blogger. Some just have more readers and revenue from ads than general you do.But … [Read more...]

All’s Well That Ends Well


We have really terrific neighbors on all sides here at Casa de Cracked. We also have a really terrific brick fence around our backyard that the little neighbor kids love. So much so that at least several times a week I am having to shoo them down from said fence. (It's just perfect for pretending you're a pirate and walking the plank) A couple of weekends ago I was on the phone … [Read more...]

CFBA Review- Faking Grace

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingFaking GraceMultnomah Books (August 19, 2008) byTamara LeighABOUT THE AUTHOR:After Tamara Leigh earned a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology, she and her husband decided to start a family, with plans for Tamara to continue in her career once she became a mother.When the blessing of children proved elusive, … [Read more...]

Back To School Reads


Is your child already bringing home order forms from those blook clubs since school has started back? Mine, too. We've recently ordered some great little books for E.B. and I recently had the opportunity to check out the new Judy Moody book. This series was an absolute favorite of mine when I was a librarian because it appealed to ALL of the kids, even the boys! I actually had … [Read more...]

At Ease

I think it's probably safe to say that if you've been reading my blog for some time then you know how worried I was about sending E.B. off to preschool this year. With his language delay and sensory integration disorder I worried that he would be miles behind the kids his age, even only at three years old. There was never a doubt in my mind about his intelligence...I worried … [Read more...]

Woe Is Me…And Taking Care of Bloggy Business

Wouldn't you know the first day it feels like Fall I would come down with the Sinus Infection From Hades. I went out with my girlfriends Saturday night to eat (yay!) and all night my teeth were hurting. That should have been the first clue that sickness was just around the corner. I'm thinking if someone would just cut my head off then I'd feel 100% better. E.B. has stayed with … [Read more...]

Entitlement Is Not An Option


Growing up I had no concept of money or what kind of hard work went into earning a paycheck. I just expected things to be provided for me by my parents and didn't give a second thought as to how they afforded me the things they did. I assumed that as a child I was entitled to certain things and it was their responsibility to provide it. Credit card debt, hard work, and a … [Read more...]


Keeping up with groups of people just got a little easier thanks to Qlubb. It's an awesome new website that allows you to create online groups to stay in touch with the people you need to communicate with on a regular basis while keeping the information easily accessible to your group members. Qlubb members are using this website to communicate with playgroups, parents in … [Read more...]