Local Gem: Wonderscope

We recently kicked off the summer by heading to Wonderscope. It's a cute little children's museum located in Shawnee, KS. Let me just start by being real frank ... I generally despise any type of museum. Especially children's museums. Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age, or it could be the fact that I... Continue Reading →

Road tripping with the kids and bathrooms: O-M-GROSS!!!

A blog post about public bathrooms? Yes. Why? Because the worst part of road tripping is having to use public bathrooms. O-M-GROSS!!! And if you find one that exceeds your expectations, you write about it! If you’ve driven along I-80, you probably have noticed the “Mom Approved Restrooms” billboards for Sapp Bros. I tend to... Continue Reading →

Come on Spring!

I admit, I have been in full hibernation mode. I hate winter. Okay, I don't really hate the season of winter, I just hate being cold. And frugal. Cause come on, I could just crank up the heat and be fine, but then my bill gets cranked up, too. I just want my fingers and... Continue Reading →

‘I don’t know how you do it’

My friend, Tammi, recently shared a video on Facebook by Kate Swenson (Finding Cooper's Voice) and the "moment no one talks about in special-needs parenting." It's fantastic and you can view it here. This friend and I have talked before about how our situations are different (autism vs bipolar disorder) but relatable. Anyway, the thing that struck... Continue Reading →

‘If you see something, say something’

“Have I, have you, been too silent? Is there an easy crime of silence?” – Carl Sandburg In November, Dictionary.com announced its word of the year for 2017 was “complicit” and wrote it “has sprung up in conversations this year about those who speak out against powerful figures and institutions and about those who stay... Continue Reading →

‘More important than facts’

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.” This is the first line of the poem, “Attitude,” by Charles Swindoll which has been true in my life. And with a chronic pain illness, I've found it can really be the difference in wasting the days away and finding real joy.... Continue Reading →

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