When My Son Joined the Army

It wasn’t even on my radar. The Army had always been a “no way mom, that’s not for me” conversation. Then one day our son decided that he wanted to just go and ask some questions and get some information. The next thing I knew, he was handing me enlistment papers.He had joined the Army. He was 19. He had […]

Why I’m Not a Get Up Early Mom

I have never been a morning person. I’m sure getting up early works for some, if not most, people, but there are some of us that simply are not early rising people and our reasons for not getting up early vary widely.   This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if you make a purchase […]

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May the 4th Be With You!

May the 4th Be With You!I’m not normally very big on parties, decorating and such, but this is Star Wars y’all! I’ll take any opportunity to geek out with Star Wars.A few years ago I put together a Star Wars treat pack (from Sandy Toes and Popsicles) for NerdNerfer for Father’s Day and it was a BIG hit. Wasn’t it […]

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Debt Free Christmas – Make a Plan to Shop All Year

Ok, before you write me off as mental for broaching the topic of Christmas in April, give me a paragraph or two to explain!You see, if I want to have a truly debt free Christmas then I have to plan ahead. Like waaaay ahead. If I wait until November to start thinking about Christmas then I either break the bank, […]

Our Favorite Camping Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Today we’re talking camping tips, tricks and hacks!I’m so excited that you’ve joined me for this week’s Camping Series, where I’m sharing meal and snack ideas, fun & games and lots of great tips, tricks and hacks for making your next camping trip the best it can be!What follows are the tips & tricks that we’ve used, or decided to […]

Camping Games and Fun for Kids

Today we’re talking camping games and fun for kids!I’m so excited that you’ve joined me for this week’s Camping Series, where I’m sharing meal and snack ideas, fun & games and lots of great tips, tricks and hacks for making your next camping trip the best it can be!Keeping the kids busy while camping is second in importance only to […]

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Camping Meals – Dinner and Dessert

I’m so excited that you’ve joined me for this week’s Camping Series, where I’m sharing meal and snack ideas, fun & games and lots of great tips, tricks and hacks for making your next camping trip the best it can be!Today we’re talking dinner and dessert!Dinnertime for us is the slow down and take it easy meal of the day. […]

Camping Meals – Lunch and Snacks

I’m so excited that you’ve joined me for this week’s Camping Series, where I’m sharing meal and snack ideas, fun & games and lots of great tips, tricks and hacks for making your next camping trip the best it can be!Today we’re talking lunch and snacks!The best camping lunch requires great taste, minimal effort and easy clean up. We have […]

Camping Meals – Breakfast

I’m so excited that you’ve joined me for this week’s Camping Series, where I’m sharing meal and snack ideas, fun & games and lots of great tips, tricks and hacks for making your next camping trip the best it can be!Today we’re talking breakfast!While we’re at home I go to great lengths to prep well enough on Sundays that my […]

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Planning a Weekend Camping Trip

We are really not a “take a vacation every year” type family. Vacations can be expensive and don’t fit into our very tight budget.We also don’t much care for the idea of going somewhere for a week, running ourselves ragged, and coming home more exhausted than when we left.No thanks.We keep it low key in the Nerddom, and what’s more […]