A Reflection on Childhood Activities

A few months ago I came across a video online that was collection of interviews across three generations of families from various locations. The question for each interviewee was the same idea — What did you most enjoy from your childhood? The interviews started with the oldest participants. As you can imagine, the grandparents of the group reminisced on memories that involved individual memories or past-times with siblings, playing outdoors in nature or among animals, making up games indoors, etc. Next, the parents of the …


Gift Giving Guide for Kids who Need Nothing

Tis the season for giving, but let’s not go overboard, especially for kids (like mine) who have more than enough.  You wouldn’t know it if you visited my house, but I consider myself to be a minimalist. I believe everything has a place and countertops are meant to be free of clutter. I’m also a lover of experiences and memories rather than things. However, I’m outnumbered 5 to 1 in my house and they all like things. And while I don’t like all the things, …

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First Day of Spring

Today is the official first day of spring and it’s my Momma’s birthday! I know she is dancing today in Heaven! I love living in the midwest and the changing of the seasons. It is true what they say, you want what you don’t have and growing up, I didn’t have seasons. Most of my life was spent in Arizona until the age of 14 when I moved to Minnesota. I loved Minnesota! I loved it for many reasons, but the seasons were definitely a …

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Making Sweet Memories!

Holidays are my favorite. It’s not a secret that I love to decorate. You will get to know that about me the more time we spend together. And if you are my family or friend, well, you just know. I grew up in a small house in Arizona. Well, the majority of it was spent in Arizona, although we moved quite a bit. I have little pockets of time that we stayed put, when times were good and things were happy. Some of my favorite …