Were your apple choices restricted as a kid? I recall having Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and Gala apples in my house on a regular basis. I never really put much thought into it. During college, a friend introduced me to Pink Lady apples, which automatically takes me back to Grease. But that's not what today's... Continue Reading →

Meme Mondays with Trisha : HalloThanksMas

We've reflected on several hard themes this Summer. It felt like we were overdue for some light hearted content. But what to search for? I was slightly amused to see Halloween decorations immediately displayed after the Fourth of July. However, Christmas is displayed alongside Halloween decorations as early as September. This clear violation of commerical... Continue Reading →

Disruptive Behavior Does Not Always Equal Trouble Makers

From middle school to highschool, I was one of those students that could read an unrelated book in class without repercussions for my actions. Looking back,  my behavior was disrespectful. I got away with it, because I was able to answer the teachers question off the top of my head. Some showed their shock and... Continue Reading →

Motivational Mondays with Trisha : Storms

Last week, I was looking forward to Autumn. Then, a thought crossed my mind. Hurricaine season is coming. Not sure why I conveniently forget that. Late Summer marks the beginning of Hurricane Watch. This usually keeps up till about December cause we shift from Hurricanes to Winter Storm Watch. To be clear, I'm talking about... Continue Reading →

Online Library Catalogs Make Weekly Family Library Trips Easier On Everyone

My favorite place in the world is the library. I remember the first time I went to one. It's was First Grade. We actually walked there, because the library was very close to our elementary school. We took a shortcut through the cemetery. Once we arrived, we met the librarian at the circulation desk and... Continue Reading →

Motivational Mondays with Trisha : Small Victories

I am proud to say I picked out and bought food that I liked or needed. That might sound strange, but hear me out. I am a wife and a mother. Right of the top, there are a handful of individuals I am constantly thinking about. It's very easy to compartmentalize my needs in favor... Continue Reading →

Tropical Snacks for Bargain Prices at Marshalls

Marshalls is one of my favorite stores, because I can buy quality products at a marked down price. In terms of merchandise, Marshalls is like Burlington Coat factory. It is very easy to get lost in the savings, because of their departments. Yesterday, I went to Marshalls to pick up shoes for my boys. I... Continue Reading →

The Little Red Laptop

When I was five years old, I got a red laptop for Christmas. It did not connect to the world wide web, but it was preprogrammed with games that met core knowledge requirements for kindergarten thru fifth grade. Naturally, I did not engage with all of the games right away. Back then, I could not... Continue Reading →

Motivational Mondays with Trisha : Autumn

Autumn is my favorite season. I know many people focus on Christmas in July, but I am thinking about foliage and the harvest. Seriously, I'm ready to go pumpkin picking and heat my home baking decadent treats. Can I bake during the summer? Yes. Do I want to in this heat? No. There is just... Continue Reading →

Patriotic Decoration Season

Have you noticed red, white, and blue decorations here and there? Why are they everywhere in the United States Spring thru Summer? After Easter, we've got significant amount of back to back patriotic holidays. There's Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Sure Labor Day is a stretch, but it's the last major summer weekend.... Continue Reading →

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