Cute Valentine’s Day Printables

The Valentine’s Day Craze According to CNN.com, billions of dollars are spent for Valentine’s Day. Billions!  Who knew roses and chocolate could be so costly?! 😳 I was never a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but since becoming a mom and teacher, I find it fun to surprise my kids with little “gifts” to brighten their ...

Small Business Favorites

  Small Shop Favorites Small Business Small businesses are, as you may already know, privately-owned partnerships/corporations that have fewer employees and less revenue than a regular-sized business. Think of your local coffee shop, or hair salon, or downtown boutique. They’re often more friendly, more personal, and much more customer-oriented than a large business. My Passion ...

If She’s Deaf, So What?

If She’s Deaf, So What? My phone rang; I glanced down at it and sighed. Rowan’s pediatrician had been calling me with reminders to set up a second hearing screening. I’d been putting it off ever since she “failed” the first one, when she was born. I’m not a procrastinator by nature. But for this, ...

Jumbo Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Muffins are my love language. I love baking almost anything, but muffins are absolutely my go-to. They’re so flavorful, so moist, so satisfying…mmmm…my mouth is salivating as I type. In my opinion, nothing quite compares to freshly brewed coffee and an over-sized muffin. A delicious breakfast just gets me going in the morning–especially when I’ve ...

Shopping Small; Supporting Sisters

Shopping Small; Supporting Sisters I love shopping. For clothes, for shoes, for home decor…oh, I could go on. It might be an obsession. But that’s a topic for another day. 😉 Recently, I’ve been much more conscious about where and from whom I shop. I’ve begun to really adore small businesses and I prefer to purchase from ...