Empty Nest Transition Isn’t Always a Piece of Cake!

Empty Nest Transition Isn’t Always a Piece of Cake!

Love working with Beacon Hill on this project!   If you know of someone who is struggling with the emotion of having their kids leave the next..this is a resource I wished I had when our FIRST ones were leaving.     

Moments matter…

Moments matter…

Even in the dim glow of the small porch light, I could tell something was not right. Gladys, whose smile usually lights up a room, walked toward me, shoulders slumped. In the shadows, I could see her lips stretched across her face in a thin line. I closed the gap between us. “Something has happened.” […]

Retro Goodness Granola Bars

Retro Goodness Granola Bars

Some of my earliest childhood memories involved loading up musty camping gear into our old green Travel-all and several of our favorite 8 track tapes for family road trips. Mom always packed a bag of snacks for the ride. Those were the days before high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oil were part of […]

Every author should be so lucky!

On May 28th, just a few days before school was out for the summer, I had the amazing privilege to meet the 4th grade class who gave me feedback on The Adventures of Pearley Monroe. They had no idea I was coming and the local news, KCRA, captured it as well. Meeting those kids and talk […]

Changing the Toilet Paper Roll isn’t Rocket Science!

A little over a year ago I had the idea of doing a few public service announcements of my own to post on my kids Facebook pages. This one  recently was requested again..so back by popular demand …”Changing the Toilet Paper”. What creative ways have you encouraged your kids to help out around the house? […]

BLOG TOUR!! and CONTEST!

BLOG TOUR!! and CONTEST!

SIGN UP FOR THIS DRAWING!!! * a free book   * a cup cozy *   and this adorable Empty Nest APRON!!! Perfect for baking those cookies to send to your kids when they take flight! Write a comment here…or an facebook…the contest will go until the day after Mother’s day.. MONDAY ~ May 12! […]

Staying Centered Isn’t Always Easy.

Staying Centered Isn’t Always Easy.

“What are you going to blog about?” asked my husband, John, before heading out to work. “Finding balance,” I replied. “I took that pottery class a few weeks ago and think it had a lot of great applications to life.” “Good choice,” he said. After he left I drove our high school kiddos to school, […]

Empty Nest Blog Tour

Empty Nest Blog Tour

Empty Nest: Strategies to Help Your Kids Take Flight Written by Marci Seither All of a sudden, the nest is empty. The birds have gone, and what had been a constant blur of activity is now nothing more than a few discarded feathers. Silence mutes all that was colorful and it is time to reestablish […]

dirt

Eat Dirt

To celebrate Earth Day I decided to make our kids eat dirt. OK..maybe not real dirt, but it is fun to make Dirt Dessert. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree or building a small space garden it is important to teach your kids that life is worth celebrating.   What have you celebrated […]

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Don’t just stand there…

My Grandpa Lynn used to tell me there were three types of people in the world. “People who make things happen. People who watch things happen. And people who don’t know what the heck is happening.” That is what I found myself thinking about this morning, while on the elliptical machine and watching the large […]