How Green is your Thumb?

Gardening is EASY!I am a self-proclaimed green thumb. Last summer I began my garden experiment with yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes and pumpkins. Unlike my cooking abilities and much to my surprise, I was wildly successful.  I had zucchini and squash for all who wanted it. Our pumpkins flourished and gave us 6 cute lil Jack O’lanterns for Halloween.  Tomatoes were plentiful, but I bought plants so I cannot take all the credit on those....more

Do You Front Porch Sit?

There is nothing better on a summer night than front porch sittin’.The past few nights have been absolutely perfect. The temperatures hover around 80 degrees with no humidity, Ahhhhhhh. I have the most FABULOUS rocking chair for sittin’, given to me as a gift by our dear friends from France (hello Xavier & Joycelyne)....more

Shamed for a Bike Ramp: What's Wrong with My Home Owners' Association?

Maybe I am just a hillbilly living in suburbia?...more
My parents live in an HOA, and the things their neighbors have called on them for are just ...more

Teen Dating and Uncomfortable Situations

Beau & CalvinBeau has been dating someone now for – I want to say half a year now.  Maybe longer, but I am old so last week to me usually means two months ago.  Anyhow, her boyfriend is a really nice guy and I totally approve....more

Valuable Lessons Learned for Kids on Road Trips

We just got back from a mini vacation road trip to Montana.  Dang if we haven’t become experts at road tripping with little ones.  You may have seen us at the gas station, we were the ones with the kids in mismatched PJ’s, hair wild as the wind, and wearing only socks (non matching socks of coures). Pretty sure I saw a redneck sneak a pic, then exclaimed to his wife:“This is going on the Wall of Walmart.”...more

Parenting, Credit Cards, and Wait… Is that my Face Soap?

Parenthood.This is the single most commonality which unites every parent and places them in a special elite club of: Are you FREAKING kidding me? (or if you have a sailor mouth insert the actual F word here).   The club is not for the weak at heart. There is puke, poop, vomit, and other nastiness that you never entertained possible....more

Trampoline, You Were Fun, Not Gonna Lie

I am not going to lie, our trampoline has literally provided hours and hours and hours of fun for my kids. Beau practices her cheer moves and Knight and Ann Marie have spent more time jumping on the tramp (insert joke here) than all of the toys I have purchased for them over their lifetime combined....more

Have You Tried Cock and Bull Ginger Beer?

 On May 19, 2014, in Crazy Stuff, Mom, Second Set, by Jennifer McPherson...more

Do You Eat Dinner Together as a Family?

Eating Dinner Together as a FamilyOn December 17, 2013, in Crazy Stuff, ...more

Yeah, That was Completely Unexpected

Yeah, That was Completely UnexpectedOn April 25, 2014, in Crazy Stuff, by Jennifer McPherson...more