How My Grandkids Prepared Me for My Mission Trip

How My Grandkids Prepared Me for My Mission Trip

Being a grandma and being retired offers many perks. There’s extra time to attend my grandkids’ events, be a TeamMate, go to movies during the day and sleep late if I want. This past month, however, I challenged myself to take on an opportunity I’d thought about doing for some time: a mission trip.

Meet Shelly

Meet Shelly

I am chasing a dream, a dream that is bigger than I am qualified for. When the dream of becoming a writer was placed on my heart over three years ago, I put my lifelong learner qualities into action of reading and writing on a daily basis. Through a crazy social media connection, I am blogging for CapitalMOM.

The Post-Holiday Letdown

The Post-Holiday Letdown

What goes up, must come down. It’s physics. The presents are unwrapped, the decorations are gone and Stuart the Elf went back to the North Pole.

My Little Free Library

My Little Free Library

This year, I got a tremendous surprise. I opened a small gift bag and the card said my birthday gift was outside the garage. I went out the door and saw a big red wooden box labeled “Little Free Library.”

What Do You Think About Your Teen Vaping?

What Do You Think About Your Teen Vaping?

The use of e-cigarettes—called “vaping”—seems like a mystery. There are no PSAs about this, and information seems a little scarce about whether or not these little smoky contraptions are dangerous, possibly dangerous, safe or unknown.

Grandpa & Grandma’s Funny Holiday Tradition

Grandpa & Grandma’s Funny Holiday Tradition

We have many family holiday traditions. I sometimes worry that’s the only way our grandkids will remember us. I realize their lives will grow as they get into college, begin a career and start their own families. These experiences will really create those long-term memories. Until then, I’m all about creating moments of joy that make us smile. Memories of holiday traditions are especially wonderful!

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