Category Archives: Kids

Everyday Heroine – Do You Know One?

Do you know an everyday heroine? Everyday heroes and heroines are people who commit random acts of kindness without giving a thought as to how their kindness will impact those around them, and they expect nothing in return. My Aunt … Continue reading

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Dad Gets Locked Out – Parenting Plights & Delights

Have you ever been locked out? By your kid? Mariam Taguchi shared one of her favorite parenting stories with me. She took her oldest daughters to her niece’s baby shower while her husband, Derek, stayed home to look after 23-month-old Noelle, … Continue reading

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Olden Days Rotary Phones and Land Lines

“Hello, this is Grammy, and I lived in the olden days.” Does the land line in the photo below look like it belongs in the olden days? To me, it’s a pretty nice land line with an answering machine and a Bluetooth, … Continue reading

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Fairy Wings Make For Magical Moments

Deal of the year: Pair of fairy wings for $1.00! Being Grammy to five young grandchildren, I enjoy their pretend play.  Last week at the Dollar Tree, I found a nice selection of fairy wings and matching skirts, so I … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Toys – Part 6 – Stuffed Monkey, Big Bird, and Captain Planet Action Figures

Today’s post features more Favorite Childhood Toys. This is Part 6.  This series features favorite childhood toys of my family members. I’m enjoying this so much, it will be a continuing series, so I hope you will leave a comment … Continue reading

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Favorite Vintage Childhood Toys – Part 5 – Beanie & Cecil Puppets, Brooke Shields Doll and BB Guns

Welcome to Part 5 of Favorite Childhood Toys. Each part in this series has featured favorite childhood toys of my family members. So far this trip down Memory Lane has been sweet and fun, despite some disappointments and mishaps along … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Toys – Part 4 – Pound Puppies, Ninja Turtles Van, and K’Nex

  For Christmas 2009, I made an altered art book for my mom and dad, and inside one of the pockets is a list of family members’ favorite vintage childhood toys.  You can check out that blog post here to see … Continue reading

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Blessings For All Seasons

“Write your hurts in the sand. Carve your blessings in stone.” ~ Anonymous Wow! As I reflect back on 2017, I’m amazed at all the blessings. Too many to count, that’s for sure. Thank you, Susie Lindau, for hosting THE BLESSED … Continue reading

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Young Kids Love Card Games – Little Boy Playing Old Maid With Teddy Bear

Are you looking for gifts for a young child, ages 3 to 6? You might be surprised to learn that young kids love card games like Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, and more. My sister Pam, known as Mema … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffers on the Cheap – Great Haul from the Dollar Tree

If you’re on a tight budget like we are and need some stocking stuffers on the cheap, here are a few items my husband George bought at our local Dollar Tree. There’s a video below, but here are some photos … Continue reading

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