MyMemories Blog Train, June 2021

MyMemories Blog Train, June 2021

Each month the designers at My Memories host the MyMemories Blog Train.   You never know how many designers will be participating and you never know what gifts and deals you can pick up along the way. If you’ve never participated in a Blog Train,...
I Used to be a Book Snob

I Used to be a Book Snob

There. I’ve said it. I used to be a book snob. I used to think if a book wasn’t a “classic,” it wasn’t worth my time. I can divide my Book Snobbery career into Pre-Enlightenment and Post-Enlightenment. I know exactly how and when my...
Babysitting vs. Parenting

Babysitting vs. Parenting

Babysitters can be defined as short-term caretakers who are typically hired to watch children for a set period of time. Parents can be defined as those who teach their children morals and values. They set limits and are consistent in their discipline. They are kind...
What Does it Take to be a Good Big Sister?

What Does it Take to be a Good Big Sister?

You are the big sister, the one that your little brother looks up to. It’s a big responsibility. What will you teach him, through your behavior and your words? Will you teach him to be humble and kind? Will you teach him to be generous and loving? To be a helper...
An Empty Nest … literally

An Empty Nest … literally

A few weeks ago, I noticed that a bird had created a nest in an artificial tree on our porch, within 2′ of our front door. Every time we went out the front door, the mama bird would fly away. She would sit on the porch railing and chirp until we were far enough...
Nearing the Empty Nest

Nearing the Empty Nest

Life in your nest may have been the same for a while. Maybe even years. You were used to your weeks filled with school and sports schedules, doctor’s appointments, and family laundry. But after your last child heads off to college, gets married, or moves out on their...
A Mother’s Instinct

A Mother’s Instinct

Last Saturday, our son and daughter-in-law (Brian and Melissa) welcomed Asher, their 3rd child, into their family. I was staying at their house, awaiting Asher’s birth, as I was going to be the caretaker of their other 2 children, Owen and Ella, while Asher was...
Waiting for Asher

Waiting for Asher

Our son, Brian, and daughter-in-law, Melissa, are expecting their 3rd child, whom they have named Asher. Although Melissa’s official due date is April 18th, on Monday, the 12th, Melissa’s doctor examined Melissa and predicted that Asher would arrive that...
What do You do with Your Great Ideas?

What do You do with Your Great Ideas?

Have you had a great idea for a product that wasn’t on the market,? Did you later see that product on a store shelf, having been manufactured by someone else? This is my story. I have been creating paper scrapbooks since I was 11 years old. I used a 3-hole punch...
Cooking Isn’t My Thing

Cooking Isn’t My Thing

After I was married, I confided to my Mom that I didn’t really like to cook. It wasn’t so much that I didn’t like coming up with a weekly menu or going to the grocery store, although that was part of it. But the main thing was I just didn’t...