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November.  That means: Less than 2 months until the major gift-giving holidays start. Turkey! Black Friday Shopping! The end of Friday Night Lights for high school football and the start of fluorescent gym lights for basketball. Have you started preparing?  I barely have.  I know that I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving.  And I guess technically Christmas?  Read more

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It’s officially Fall!  The weather is changing.  The leaves will start turning colors.  It can’t be denied: Fall is here.  Yay for cozy sweaters and apple picking and pumpkin decorating and football games. We’re settling into a good routine with school and life and that is oh so nice!  It’s nice when you can wake Read more

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<insert cliche here about time going by so fast> Now that we got that out of the way, man, is it time for pumpkin flavored stuff yet?  No.  No, it isn’t.  I like pumpkin stuff.  But I also like Apple stuff and that’s what September is for me.  Well, that and Nebraska Football.  And it Read more

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For the love!  School goes back this month.  I’ll have a 1st grader and a Pre-Ker and a Preschooler and one home full-time. I am starting to get a glimpse of what life could be like in just a few years when I’ll have them all in school.  What a difference that will be!  I Read more

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Summer is in full swing!  Rhythms have probably developed into your days.  Sunburns have been experienced.  Gardens are growing.  Produce stands are open.  Summer is going strong!  In fact, this is the last full month of summer before kids start school again.  Are you getting everything you wanted to done?  How’s it going for you Read more

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Summer is here!  Summer is here!  Summer is here!  Bring on the picnics.  The baseball games.  The soccer games.  The pool days.  The vacations. All those things are fun.  But they can add to the craziness and hecticness of life.  And they can have an impact on your wallet.  One of my favorite ways to Read more

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Wow – It’s May already!  (Well, practically).  The year is flying by.  Soon kids will be out of school.  Summer vacations will be had.  Pool days will be attended to.  Baseball and softball will be in full swing. Fireworks will be bursting in the air.  Man, oh man!  I’m ready!  I think. But first, I Read more

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Oh man, oh man, oh man.  Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight?  How’s that going?  Still a resolution?  Fall off the diet wagon? Maybe you didn’t want to lose weight per se, but maybe you just wanted to eat healthier.  How is that going?  Getting in your fruits and veggies?  Making Read more

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