Family Fun, island life, Travels in the USA

What To See In Galveston- Galveston Railroad Museum

Traveling with children is one of the best experiences.  It can also be one of the most challenging.  Galveston is an incredible destination for families.  One of the attractions that make Galveston awesome is the Galveston Railroad Museum. With 5 acres and over 40 pieces of rolling stock, there is plenty of room for little… Continue reading What To See In Galveston- Galveston Railroad Museum

Faith, Family Fun, island life, writing

A Writer’s Day

Today was a perfect day. I woke up happy. Spent time with God on my balcony. Reflected on a sweet evening with daughter #2. Did my workout. Snuggled with a grandbaby. Worked a couple hours at my paying job (transaction coordinator) Worked several hours and wrote 5000 words at my dream job. (Writer) Marked chores… Continue reading A Writer’s Day

Faith, Parenting, Serious Saturdays

How You Can Help Say “NO” to Exploiting Children

If you could do one small thing that would shut a child pornography ring down- would you do it? I've compiled some facts and done a little math for you this week. There's two parts to this post: The role of child pornography in the sexual abuse of children. One thing we can do to… Continue reading How You Can Help Say “NO” to Exploiting Children

Homesteading, Random Thoughts

Five Things Friday

Wow, Friday is here again.  Here are my five things this week that really get under my skin: #5- 500 people standing in line at Wal-mart and only 2 checkers are open.  Really?  Does Wal-Mart really have to worry about making ends meet to the point that they can't open a few more lines?  This… Continue reading Five Things Friday

Random Thoughts

Five Things Friday

I have seen several of these "five things Friday" posts and they are usually along the lines of things that inspire you or photographs.  Well, my five things are of a different vain.  I have decided to do Five Things That Chap My Hide.  So here we go, we will be counting them down from… Continue reading Five Things Friday

Homesteading

Earthworms & Sibling Rivalry

I am certain that if you have ever had children, grand children, babysat, or visited a friend/family member with children you can relate.  Today as I was harvesting earthworm castings from my earthworm bins outside at my workstation, very loud voices could be heard from within the house.  With only two children left at home,… Continue reading Earthworms & Sibling Rivalry

Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Snakes & Smoke & All Of That…

The morning dawned cold (for Texas) and I thought it would be so nice to start a fire in the wood burning stove so the kids could wake to a cozy family room and have a warm spot to cuddle by.  I am not sure what happened, but instead of being woke up gently with… Continue reading Snakes & Smoke & All Of That…

Faith, Parenting

“The Talk”

It seems that it is time for "The Talk" once again at my house.  For many of you, you probably assume that from the title this talk will be about the birds and the bees.  Not so.  When you live on the farm topics like reproduction and various anatomical differences between male and females come… Continue reading “The Talk”