Summer Loving Happened So Fast!

With Labor Day Weekend upon us and Sophie starting kindergarten on Tuesday, in my mind, summer is officially over. It seems like just yesterday we were creating our Summer List and embarking on a relaxing vacation. While both Sophie and I are ready for a change of pace, we really had a great summer. It was relaxing, […]

Life Imitates Art: How Children’s Television Inspires One Kid to Action

It’s no secret that Sophie likes her television time. And I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a parent that allows TV viewing. Heck, I was raised with television and it clearly didn’t inhibit my creative spirit. So because of my own experiences and the fact that I earn a living by working from home […]

I Was an Entrepreneur at Age 12

It’s been about a year and a half since I left my full-time job to start my own business. But in many ways, I’ve been an entrepreneur since before my teenage years. When I was 12-years-old, I was the proud owner and editor of the “Summer Sticker Club, ” a pen pal and sticker newsletter club that […]

Teaching Kids About Money While Shopping at Target

One of the things I’m facing as a parent right now is teaching Sophie the value of money, how to distinguish between your “wants” and “needs,” and the fact that the bank is not an endless supplier of free cash. These issues came out in full-force during our most recent trip to Target, which was […]

Wordless Wednesday: Sunflowers Growing Tall

This was the scene in our front yard. We planted giant sunflowers and they were truly a sight to see!  The sunflowers have since faded and tumbled down. Bryan and Sophie harvested the seeds. I can’t wait for the next bloom! Other posts you may like: Wordless Wednesday: Let’s Go Fly a Kite Wordless Wednesday: […]

2 Introverts and 1 Extrovert – Living Together in a House

My daughter, Sophie, and I pulled up at the entrance to the park on a warm afternoon. I put the car in park and glanced around to see what awaited us at the playground. Staring momentarily at the masses of kids and families happily playing together, I immediately thought to myself, “It’s so crowded! Maybe […]