Top 10 Things I’m Thankful For This Year

Top 10 Things I'm Thankful For

Y’all know I’m a thankful kinda gal and ain’t afraid to show/tell it.  It’s that time of year again when I make me a listy-loo of the thangs I’m most thankful for this year.  You can read last year’s list HERE. To the list! #1: As you read this post, Garry and I are a’quiver […]

PSA of the Day: Infant CPR & Choking Refresher

PSA of the Day: Infant CPR and Choking Refresher

The holidays are upon us and that may mean you’ll be entertaining family, maybe family with babies. What a great time for an infant CPR and choking primer! Y’all know I love a PSA.  Check it HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Years ago, I worked in a hospital and we had to take CPR classes […]

Optimist or Just Plain Naive?

Optimist or Just Plain Naive?

I’m an optimist.  Things are gonna work out, baby. < See?  Optimism. My father used to tell me that I was the most naive person he knew.  That life wasn’t all sunshine and blue birds, Sunshine. I’d kiss his cheek, tell him I loved him and that it wasn’t naivety that he was witnessing, it […]

foodgawker: Is It Still Worth The Effort?

foodgawker: Is it Worth the Effort?

My adventure in submitting to foodgawker (they don’t capitalize their name for all who just started twitching) began May 30th, 2013.  After more rejection than acceptance, I began to wonder if having my photographs featured on their site was still worth my failing efforts. The Photographs (note: all of the following photos have text, but […]

Child Car Passenger Safety for Parents and Grandparents

Keeping our kids safe.

The last child safety post I did was about the perils of hot cars and how you can easily break a car window to reach a child in danger: Hot Cars Can Kill Kids Today’s post deals with the safety practices of kiddos as passengers. In 2011, The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) updated their […]

Ask OMT! #2 Should Grandparents Speak Up?

Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

You liked it, you really liked it…the inaugural ASK OMT!, that is! Onward to the second in the series. Here’s what I promise: * I’ll answer as honestly as I can. * I won’t sugarcoat or bs my way through the answers. * I’ll offer this caveat: Once some things are seen, they can’t be […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #10: Losing Muscle Mass

Perimenopauce Can Suck It

As we age, we lose muscle mass.  It’s a natural occurring process known as sarcopenia, a diagnostic term derived from two Latin words, “sarco” for muscle, and “penia” for wasting. For women, this muscle mass reduction and the overwhelming symptoms of perimenopause such as crashing fatigue, depression and hormone loss, can lead to weight gain.  […]

October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month


October is Adopt A Shelter Dog month!  Yep, these sweet babies get an entire month of love and why not?  They need us; we need them.  Get to adopting! Every single dog we have brought into our home has been a shelter baby, or a foster, as in Dexter’s case. Dexter, oh our sweet Dexter. […]

What I’ve Learned: 19 Months Later

What I've Learned

19 months ago our lives changed when Sweet E entered the world on a stormy February day.  Fat Tuesday lived up to the celebration that year and it’s been a lesson in grandparenty love ever since. I’ve kept tabs on what I’ve learned HERE, HERE, and HERE, but each new day is a surprisingly delightful […]