Month: August 2019

  • Positive thinking, have fun doing it.

    Positive thinking, have fun doing it.

    Many years ago there was a book written by Norman Vincent Peale “The Power of Positive Thinking”. What was written then , holds true even more today in this world of ours. The importance of living a healthy life, well balanced in all aspects of our lives, emotional, physical and spiritually, takes work. The key […]

  • Garden Clean Up – Autumn

    Garden Clean Up – Autumn

    Fall coming and beautiful colors will be seen. The gorgeous colors of the fall mums, Idian corn, a huge array of pumpkins and the beautiful leaves on the trees. However along with that comes a reminder that garden clean up is here also. When deciding how to clean your garden think about being sustainable, affordable […]

  • The saga of the new desk!

    The saga of the new desk!

    Friday, we went to look for a new desk for my husband, who had just been released from a rehab. facility. Found the desk he wanted and instead of ordering online, daughter Mary and I went back to the store and got the remaining one in stock. Mary decided to put the one drawer file […]

  • Moving furniture, the tense moments, the ingenious moments and then the genius moment.

    Moving furniture, the tense moments, the ingenious moments and then the genius moment.

    Hectic last few weeks, but things are starting to fall into place. Needed to get a huge, very solid desk moved out of our television room. Sold it as we need to get a smaller piece of furniture into that space. 3 Adults and 2 very strong teen age boys all standing in the television […]

  • Gifted child, special needs child, or twice exceptional child? Learn to advocate for your child.

    Gifted child, special needs child, or twice exceptional child?  Learn to advocate for your child.

    Posted by SELECTIONSFROMBARB ON AUGUST 5, 2019 If the above sounds interesting to you, please visit and read this blog to work on learning the language available to help you act in the best interest of your child and make #educated choices. The ABCs of special education is #packed full of words and definitions used […]

  • School Days, School Days

    School Days, School Days

    In the mid-west children are on their way back to school all ready. Bus stops that have been empty this summer were surrounded with children and parents all bright eyed and excited. Moms and Dads waving good bye as their young one went on their way. Autumn and then winter will be here before we […]