10 tips to avoid scratching that itch.

How not to scratch that itch.

  In the past, I have written about my own ongoing battle with allergies, sensitivities, skin conditions and itchiness – and how difficult it has been to avoid scratching that itch.   This is a great article offering exceptionally good advice for everyone who has experienced these conditions. ____________________ When you have a skin condition …

Killing fish to succeed in a live catch and release ice fishing tournament.

Ice fishing.

I know the thought of killing fish may not be a pleasant one, but on this day, it was a great deal of fun. This was the day I learned how to kill fish to succeed in a live catch and release ice fishing tournament.   Yet again, I’m inspired by a video Mark showed me …

Family time together is valuable time.

Family game night.

  We live in a digital age where people would often rather interact with screens than each other, and because of this, some of the traditional family values matter even more.   Family time spent together is valuable time, and it’s important for families to find time to spend together and have fun!   I’m …

There are reasons for my phobia of ticks.

I have a real phobia of ticks, and that’s more than likely because of a few frightening incidents in the past.   At one time, I was a private day care worker for a family full time. One day, the boy came home for lunch, took off his shirt to change it, and I immediately …

Are the internet, gaming, and social media getting a bad rap?

Leprechaun Stu.

We hear it all the time, “…social media is causing our kids to be too sedentary and isolated, with all the side effects that can result including anti-social behavior, loneliness, internet addiction, etc. But… could the internet and social media be getting a bad rap?   On the surface, this may seem true, but I’ve …

Make the move to Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina.

There are many reasons you may want to move to a new city, but if you are looking for a relaxing place to live, you should consider a move to Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina.   The city has plenty to offer both its residents and visitors, with its mix of nature and attractions, and it …

I hate fishing and camping, but the men in my life are to blame.

fishing and camping

Although my husband and kids love fishing and camping, I am reminded of all of the drama and trials surrounding fishing, hunting and camping that caused me to not like any of them as I grew up. Who’s to blame? The men in my life! My darling, loving husband, Mark and my dear departed father, …

Fresh Tracks! Maybe I’ll See A Kid?

Well, our nest isn’t empty yet. It’s only half empty since my son still lives at home. You might wonder how I know anyone else lives here when I rarely see my son or my daughter for that matter? I can TRACK them! Yup! I know where they’ve been and when they’ve been there. It’s …