News — Featured RSS



Today’s stack is all about comics for kids: a few are new or upcoming, and a few are a little older, and there are even a couple that are somehow both at the same time

Let’s dive in! These are arranged roughly in order of target audience age. Fitz and Cleo by Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox Fitz and Cleo are siblings who also happen to be ghosts; this book is a chapter-book comic, divided up into 11 short stories, as they have silly adventures and play with their cat, Mister Boo. (Cleo loves Mister Boo and gets along well; Fitz is a bit more skeptical and Mister Boo responds accordingly.) The stories are cute and have funny endings; most are fairly short at just a couple of pages long. I’ll note that although the formatting looks similar to an easy-reader book, the vocabulary is mixed and very young readers may need a little help...

Continue reading



2020-05-28

Wouldn't it be nice if we had more time to spend with our families? Wouldn't you love a free minute to curl up with a good book? You can easily make the most of your time by working to simplify your life. Whether it's creating a snack and lunch station for your kids or adopting new habits, you can easily create more time for yourself and to spend with your family. Set Bills to Pay Automatically If you're good with keeping up with your finances, paying your bills automatically can save you so much time. Just make sure you have money in your account to cover these bills. Another great tip is to have your paycheck deposited into your bank...

Continue reading



Whether you are a single mom, or have a partner around the house to help, developing DIY skills is a good idea

After all, you cannot always rely on someone else being around to fix a problem. Woman removing an electrical outlet before painting. If there is no one in the house who can help, you end up having to call the handyman. This is a waste of time and money, when you would be able to deal with the problem yourself if you had the right skills. So, what simple DIY skills can any mom learn? 5 DIY Skills That a Mom Should Know Unblocking a toilet It does not take a lot to block a toilet, especially if you have young kids who will try to flush pretty much anything. This is why unblocking a toilet is one of the...

Continue reading



This post has been a long time coming, in more ways than one! I have long wanted to share a tour of my home with you AND I have so much to share with you about what’s happening behind the blog in my life

In this photo I’m in the process of carting all my house plants off to my husband’s office because we’re MOVING!… but we’ll be on the road for the next month! Here goes… Life Update I wanted to do a house tour for you guys after we bought our townhouse a few years ago, but never got around to it. This spring when we put it on the market to sell, it finally looked how I wanted it to look (ironic). I took a bunch of photos, was about to put together a blog post, then I thought better of it. I felt like it would have been too easy to compare the photos with local real estate listings and...

Continue reading