A Child of the Nineties

The eighties; when we were babies.

The nineties; the days of hanging out in the backyard and playing with the neighbors on the swing set.


A time when your biggest responsibility was to make sure that your book report was done on time.

Yes, those were the days.

That was a different “feeling”.

When all our problems were solved for us by our parents.

Were they better days?  In some ways, yes.

But I really want to see what the future holds.



It’s That Time of Year Again!

There’s a bite in the air.

The nights are chilled,

but the days can’t decide whether to become cold or stay warm.

The leaves are turning colors.

Jackets and boots are making their annual return.

Grills and outdoor stove tops are canvassed.

The children are in school…again.

Daily outdoor adventures slowly return to indoor family fun nights.

It’s that time of year again, everybody.

Oh, yes…

It’s Fall.

Now go make some delicious hot cider.


Homemade Mulled Apple Cider

Homemade Mulled Apple Cider

Get your recipe for Homemade Mulled Apple Cider here!

This idea has been submitted to LivingLocurto.com‘s Fall & Halloween Living Creative Thursday Link Party

A Mother’s Day Interpretation

Mother's Day balloon


To all the Mothers

And to all those who dedicate their lives and careers to taking care of others.

This day is for you.



For My Teachers

For all that you do, I’m grateful to you.

I wouldn’t have made it this far without you.

From reading and math, to science and spelling,

Foreign language and culture, and poetry telling.


From child to adult,

From student to teacher,

I will lead a classroom myself

In the ways of my teachers.


I’m thankful each day,

For the education I’ve had,

For the schools where I’ve been,

And the friends I have had


Soon it will be time

For me to pass on

The things I have learned

So the knowledge lives on.


That’s why I must thank you,

My dear teachers of my past,

For all of my memories

And those lessons that will last.


To The Moon

Published on May 4, 2014

Thank you to the millions of passionate teachers who inspire curiosity in their classrooms…lesson after lesson, unit after unit, year after year. We’re fortunate to have had many of you in our lives, and we can’t wait to see what the future will bring because of the work you’re doing today.  ~Google

If you’re curious about exploring space, here are some free resources from the video:

100,000 Stars: http://goo.gl/1Hz2F
Moon in Google Earth: http://goo.gl/R0p0pL
Tears in Space (Don’t Fall): http://goo.gl/52tQBU
NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout: http://goo.gl/pFZzN
Android Sky Map: http://goo.gl/qT1O3
Google Search app: http://goo.gl/iK6t6

Photo Credits:
Nebulae images courtesy of NASA, ESA, and respective academic partners.
Jupiter Moon images courtesy of NASA/JPL and academic partners.
ISS Image courtesy of NASA.
Chris Hadfield © Canadian Space Agency, 2013.
Denis Finnin © American Museum of Natural History.

I Love You Three, Mummy (DP WW Challenge)

This is a touching poem by a mother, written in her son’s perspective. May we all be so educated on the needs and comforts of children with Autism and other Exceptionalities.

The Soul Mates

I learned about the two halves of the soul being bound by marriage somewhere during my Judaic studies, but it is just so profoundly inspiring that it can only be described in a poem. ;^)

loveI do believe in fate 
That every person in this life walks this earth, bound to find their other half 
Their Soul Mate 
Each person is born as half of a whole 
When they meet “The One” 
That’s the rest of their soul

The wedding night binds them in the knot of eternity

"The Fresh Prince of Bell Air"

Go ahead. Sing the whole thing.