Where’s George Stamps Make Money Fun for Kids

Where's George Stamps

Are you looking for a fun activity for kids? Maybe an inexpensive gift idea? One day while sitting and eating ice cream, my kids were looking at the change and saw a dollar bill with the words “Track This Bill www.WheresGeorge.com” on it. We pulled up the site on our phones and saw that you […]

10 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Despite the fact that we only had one kid trick-or-treat this year, we somehow ended up with even more candy than ever before. Between our trip to Disney for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and my apparent overbuying for our own anticipated trick-or-treaters, we ended up with an entire table full of candy. As […]

Review of George: New Transgender Book for Kids

George by Alex Gino

I read a lot of books with my kids, particularly ones that have anything controversial in them that I want to talk to the kids about while they are reading or after they are reading the book. So I knew immediately when I heard about George by Alex Gino that the girls and I needed […]

Beware the IRS Phone Scam

IRS Phone Scam

Yesterday I received a phone call from phone number 509-588-7291. I was on the other line, so it went to voicemail. When I checked the voicemail, I only heard the tail end of the recording which was basically “and a lawsuit is being filed against you. Please return this call immediately.” I figured I might […]

Free Museum Tickets September 26

National Museum Day

The Smithsonian Magazine is once again presenting Museum Day Live, where you can get 2 free museum tickets to select venues across the country. To get the tickets you just register for a free account on the Smithsonian Magazine site and request the ticket. You then print the ticket or display it on your mobile […]

Sometimes Things Never Get Fixed


I’m sitting at my computer trying to figure out how to respond to emails that I just don’t feel like working today because I can’t stop crying. The simple answer would be “My father died.” But that’s not really what I want to say. I don’t want people telling me that they are sorry I […]

Disney Cruise Fish Extender Gifts at Etsy

Disney Fish Extender Gifts on Etsy

I’m not a majorly crafty person, but I am creative and resourceful. When we went on our first Disney cruise, I made our Fish Extender and all of the gifts that we gave out on the cruise. As time went on, the gifts we gave were a little less creative and crafty and I started […]

My Surprising Family Tree: An AncestryDNA Review


(Limited time offer: April 23-27 get 20% off AncestryDNA. If you are ordering more than one kit, try using code FREESHIPDNA to cut your shipping cost a little) I’ve grown up thinking of myself as basically Irish. My grandmother’s maiden name was Emma Lou O’Malley, which is as Irish as you can get. We celebrate […]

How Much Difference Does An Inch Really Make?

Difference of an Inch

I’m pretty open about sharing personal things on my blog, including a lot about my own insecurities. I’ve been turning this post over in my head for quite awhile and after talking to my kids the other day, I decided the time had come to write it. Put your fingers out in front of you […]