Faith, Life

Honesty: How to Make it the Best Policy

Yesterday, April 30th was National Honesty Day as listed on as ‘Funny Days, Weird Days and Celebrations 2017’.  I don’t think it’s weird to have an Honesty day, but rather would be a great virtue to see everyday. The origin of National Honesty Day as noted by the above website was established by M.… Continue reading Honesty: How to Make it the Best Policy


7 Ways to Uplift Your Mood

I am reblogging this post from ‘Make It Ultra’. It lists very helpful, practical, positive foreward movement for days when we struggle. And some days we do! Happy Thursday everyone! 😊

Dr. Eric Perry

doublerainbow.jpgWritten by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA)

Founder of:MakeItUltra™

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein

We all have bad days. Have you ever had the kind of day that makes you think, “What is it all about?” We might start questioning our jobs and even our lives. Pretty soon we find ourselvesspiraling into sadness. It is important not to get stuck in a whirlpool of negativity. Always keep moving forward becausetomorrow will be a better day.

Here are 7 ways to uplift your mood:

1. Acknowledge your feelings
Start by asking yourself on a scale of one to ten how bad do you feel? Accept where you are emotionally. Don’t resist how you are feeling. Denyingyour feelings only keeps you in the current mental state. It might even make it worse. Think of denial as a dam that disrupts…

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Family, Funnies, Life, Motherhood/Parenting

The Love of a Brother

A friend of mine recently returned from Florida, and it sparked a memory.  It’s one of those classic memories guaranteed to make me laugh. In 2006, I took the kids to Disney World in Florida. We stayed at Disney’s All Star Musical Resort complete with restaurants/cafeterias and swimming pools.  We of course visited all the… Continue reading The Love of a Brother

Gardening, Life

Gardening…Just Another Day at the Plant

I have been gardening…and weeding…and raking…and shovelling…and bending…and kneeling…and pulling…and pushing…and I think I broke myself.  Ohhhhhh myyyyyy. You know that feeling when you have to answer the call of Mother Nature and it is ALL you can do to sit?  Yeah, that’s me.  My thought process went something like this… “Oh no, I have… Continue reading Gardening…Just Another Day at the Plant

Family, Funnies, Motherhood/Parenting

National Jelly Bean Day!

Who da thunk it! A National Celebration I can really get behind! Today, April 22nd, is known as National Jelly Bean Day!  Well, at least in the United States…but I can dream…it is listed occasionally as a Canadian celebration apparently too, so…I’m gonna take up my banner and do my part. 😊  I LOVE jelly… Continue reading National Jelly Bean Day!

Family, Funnies, Life

High Tea

Wow…time flies! It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, I know.   It seems life happened.  😊 Ward’s Mom came for a 2-week visit, which was very lovely…although the weather was less than something to be desired. It basically rained for 2 weeks, with about 2 ½ days of sunshine where we could actually play in the… Continue reading High Tea

Family, Funnies, Life, Motherhood/Parenting


I was thinking about Traditions the other day and realized how many ‘traditions’ actually revolve around food. No wonder we in North America have such issues with weight, or unhealthy eating habits. And I, of course, followed along. I never considered myself a great baker, but my daughter on the other hand is an awesome… Continue reading Traditions

Family, Motherhood/Parenting

Secret Places of Peace…or Not

This blog has a lot of pictures…mostly of my daughter.  I made photo albums for all three of my kids this past Christmas, and of course, gave them the best ones…kinda like Mom always eating the burnt piece of toast! As Bethany lives 30 minutes from me, and the boys live in another province, I… Continue reading Secret Places of Peace…or Not

Family, Life, Motherhood/Parenting

Framed Memories

How many times in life do we wish we could have a ‘do-over’?   Ohhh, if life was like the games we played as children, it would be so – much – easier. When Ward and I decided to move, we therefore had to pack, which involved going through everything. I don’t really mind the ‘going… Continue reading Framed Memories