My Obsession with My Family History

family history

OMG. I’ve found a new obsession that is better than Netflix! At least for me, ok. 🙂 I’ve been meaning to do some research into my family history but have found TV to be more interesting, so haven’t done it.  I researched my family tree years ago (turns out 13 years ago. Ouch, I’m old!), and … Read more

Dear Men: An Open Letter


This is my letter to men, something I wrote at a time I was extremely angry at all men in that irrational sort of way. As I write I quickly discover it is not men that I’m angry with, but myself. Dear Men, I hate you. Today I hate you. I usually love you, today … Read more

Healthy Snacks for Road Trips


Our family loves road trips. There is something about packing up and going that is just fun. Usually, too, it is cheaper than flying. However, road trips can be a hazard on your health. Fast food and gas station food is so easy to grab, and healthy options are usually extremely limited. So how do … Read more

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables


When I moved in with Luke, I was shocked at how terrible his family ate. McDonalds, In and Out, and Taco Bell bags are regularly seen at my house. I’ve always been a healthy eater (though I haven’t always had the weight I wanted), but their diet shocked me. They are older though, 16 and … Read more

Becoming a Bonus Mom

Bonus Mom

The Beginning When I first move into Luke’s home with his children, it was a tad awkward. I’m 12 years younger than Luke, and I never dated anybody with kids before, let alone teenagers. I got along fine with Rebecca, Amber and John (who at the time were 15, 17 and 19), we enjoyed each others company, but … Read more