• Finding Magic in Motherhood, part 2: Remembering the Low Tech Childhood

    Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 2: Remembering the Low Tech Childhood

    My childhood couldn’t be more different than the one I’m giving my kids. It’s a combination of a different time and the people involved in raising the kids. On one hand, I’m sad I’m not giving my kids the same childhood I had, but, on the other, I’m oddly relieved. I wonder if my mom once said the same thing. This is What My Childhood Was Like I was fortunate to have what I had. I grew up in a big house with a big backyard, my own room, plenty of books and toys, and parents who bent over backwards to give my siblings and me what they didn’t have.…

  • The Devices Stay Home

    My kids have free access to tablets and sometimes their dad’s smart phone (I still proudly use a flip phone, so it’s not as much fun). When we’re home. With the exception of my husband’s phone (of course), all devices stay home as a rule. I started this as soon as our oldest child had a tablet when he was not quite 2. Since neither of my kids expects to take devices out with us, it’s never been a struggle. Actually, the rare times that we do let them bring whatever they want, they’re more likely to fill my bag with toys than devices. I’m definitely a proud mommy. Before…

  • This Week. — Coffee and Pjs

    Something to keep in mind today, this week, and always. This week consider how much time you spend on your phone. I know that sometimes I must take a step back and look at how much time I spend on my phone. I’m just as guilty as the next person in allowing my phone to take up my time. This week consider how much time […] via This Week. — Coffee and Pjs

  • Seven Unholy Days by Jerry Hatchett

    Title: Seven Unholy Days Author: Jerry Hatchett Publisher: Red House Publishing Publication date: April 5, 2013 Genre: Thriller Summary: For seven days, the world, primarily the United States, is terrorized by a madman who can and will kill millions with no compunction. Computer whiz Matthew Decker finds himself at odds with this psycho who taunts him at every turn, leaving the bare amount of a clue to figuring out his crazy agenda. And if Matt Decker fails, the end of the world as we know it will occur, heralding a new kind of psychotic god. Even if you’re not big on Christianity, don’t let that make you skip out on…