Photo Challenge: Focus

My focus is always on him. As a mother, I strive to provide a happy childhood for my son. I hope he has adventures, make friends, knows that he is loved, and learns from his mistakes. I want his childhood to filled with fun things like sleigh rides and hot chocolate, watermelon and cheeseburgers, pool parties and…

Photo Callenge: Order

Order Who knew that there was symmetry in a bowling alley? Bowling alleys can be loud, chaotic, and full of clashing colors. Many seem outdated, dingy, and smell of stale popcorn. Beyond the noise, smell, and clashing colors, bowling alleys are full of order. Bowling lanes next to each other perfectly straight. Colorful bowling balls…

Book Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

If you enjoy fairy tales with a twist or science fiction series, then you are in for a real treat with The Lunar Chronicles. The series includes Fairest, Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, and Stars Above. Marissa Meyer is clever in her retelling of classic fairy tale stories and giving the main characters, like the evil…

Being too friendly has worked for “Gavel”

Things worked out just fine for Gavel the friendly dog A gorgeous German Shepard pup named Gavel flunked out of the police dog academy in Queensland Australia. Apparently instead of tackling would-be suspects, he tried to play with them instead. We don’t understand why he can’t just smother criminals in dog kisses and licks but… via…

A Good Match

A rainy, chilly day means a big book and a hot cup of tea. The heat from the tea warms your body from the inside out, chasing away any chill in the air. The scent from the tea relaxes and eases your mind, sometimes making things clearer. For me, it is Orange Spice. The steady sound of…

Kids Book Review: Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman

This is a great bedtime book for any child, especially those who are afraid of a monster in their room. Helen Ketteman has created an adorable and clever story showing kids that even little monsters have fears. The little monster is getting ready for bed. His mother reads him a story, gets him to take…