Prepping for College

Prepping for college

My son is about to finish up his senior year of high school. He is a week and half away from graduation except prepping for college actually began back in July of last year.

We made the college visit to Iowa State University, which has been his top pick since the ninth grade. He’s a decisive kid. He told me after 15 minutes “Mom, this is it! This is where I want to go.” I was like whoa kid we still have the rest of the day.  Continue reading “Prepping for College”

The Last Time to Make this Trip

The Last Time to Make this Trip

My son was home for spring break and we’re at the end of the week and loading up the head back down to meet his dad. It’s a 4 hour drive on a good day and a 5 hour drive on a bad one. For anyone catching up at 15 he decided to go live with his dad, which I allowed so I’m the secondary parent in this joint custody plan we have going on.

Continue reading “The Last Time to Make this Trip”

Living the Kind of Life You Want

Living the Kind of Life You Want

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Anxiety is the plague. It drives us to worry, fear, or depression. Anxiety prevents us from living the kind of life we want because we’re too focused on all the things that could happen. Maybe the anxiousness comes from trying to make ends meet and worry you’ll not be able to have enough food to provide for your family or pay all your bills each month. Or the dreaded robbing Peter to pay Paul.

Continue reading “Living the Kind of Life You Want”

4 Levels of Hurt Feelings


People can be hurtful, mean and rude. They can hurt our feelings either intentionally or not with a misspoken word or action. I can allow their attitude to affect my day, week, month or year. Really it’s up to me to decide who has control. Me or them.

Yes, it might hurt my feelings for a little bit, but I’m not going to allow someone to suck joy out of my life. It’s hard enough to come by on a daily basis. Continue reading “4 Levels of Hurt Feelings”

3 things to know about dogs on a diet

My sweet, plump furbaby, aka my dog, got a poor report from the vet on her last visit. She has a heart murmur and she’s a tad overweight. Those two things don’t go together if I want her to have a long healthy life. I did some research and looked for the best food for an older dog with a heart condition. Changing foods is no fun but it had to be done.

I decided to hit up the local Tractor Supply store, since I know they carry some of the premium options that I was trying to choose between.

It felt like I had a million options and in reality it was only four. Continue reading “3 things to know about dogs on a diet”