Articles by teresak

A Girl Named Connie – Book Review

Miss Connie was my 7th grade teacher. She was young, fun, energetic and pretty. She was everything I wanted to be when I grew up and I loved her dearly. When she [...]

If You Loved Finding Nemo, You Will Adore Finding Dory

Disclaimer: I was shown the first 30 minutes of the film at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. They paid for my hotel and some of my meals. I had a great time [...]

What’s So Special About Your 32nd Birthday?

Today is my daughter’s 32nd birthday and she made the comment to me, “We don’t have to do anything for my birthday, Mom. There’s nothing special about 32.” WRONG. 32 is special. [...]

Being the Family Matriarch Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Full Definition of matriarch :  a woman who rules or dominates a family, group, or state; specifically :  a mother who is head and ruler of her family and descendants When I [...]

Missing My Grandmother

This year, my grandmother is weighing on my mind. She died last summer so this is the first time in my life I didn’t get her a gift on Mother’s Day. It [...]

Disney World Mania

These are more photos from Disney World .  I’m still basking in the glow of pixie dust and fireworks! This was made at Animal Kingdom. These gals are definitely going places! This is [...]

Review of Alice Through the Looking Glass

Disclaimer: I was invited to Disney Social Media Moms Conference #DisneySMMC and we were shown the movie at no cost to us. The opinions here are strictly my own. I confess I [...]

7 Things About Getting Older That Don’t Suck

There’s a common misconception by younger generations that getting older sucks. I am not going to lie, there are some physical challenges but aging today isn’t like it was 50 to 100 [...]

5 Things I Had Forgotten About Disney World

When my mother was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer the one thing she insisted on doing was taking her grandchildren to Disney World. Because she was so ill it was a bitter sweet vacation. [...]

Mother’s Day at Disney

I only have a few hundred pictures to share with you from our weekend trip to Disney Social Media Moms Conference (#DisneySMMC) but I’m not going to hit you with them ALL [...]

What a Baby’s Firsts Can Teach Us

By Rebecca Faye Smith Galli A year ago my grandbaby, Blakely Faye, was the size of the papaya, still warmly tucked in her mother’s womb. Today she had the most unusual breakfast [...]

Overcoming the Sticker Shock of Hearing Aids

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by hear.com #sponsored Focusing on the price makes it easy to miss the value of a product. This might explain why only 20% of the 48 million [...]

The Very Best Gift for Moms and Nanas on Mother’s Day: Coupons

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, so special thanks for reading. I believe you are going to love the idea of giving moms a coupon book! The gifts I love most from [...]

Hate Squishing the Girls? 5 Possible Mammogram Alternatives

This is a guest post written on a topic that I handpicked. Besides the fact that one of my dearest friends died from breast cancer last October, two other friends have daughters [...]

Disco Queens

Disco Queens is part II of my Viva Las Vegas post. If you missed it you might want to read it first so you know the background story. One of our sponsors [...]

Viva Las Vegas (Minus Elvis)

Remember the movie Viva Las Vegas that Elvis Presley starred in with Ann Margret? I must have seen it at least one hundred times. Come to think of it, I saw all [...]

Vegas In the Spring

I had a great week in Vegas and want to share the story with you but for today it’s just pictures! How was your week? We stayed at the #JWMarriottLV and the [...]

Tips For Your Child or Grandchild’s First Hair Cut

I went with my daughter to watch my granddaughter get her first hair cut. It was more of a trim, but it was still a big deal. Momma was scared to watch [...]

In The Corner

Being told to, “Go stand in the corner” is something my grade school teachers did to students who misbehaved. I also remember a few of them drawing circles on the board and [...]

If I Could Change The World

If I could change the world I would start by making sure every child felt loved from the moment they were born. Why would I start with love? Because years ago I [...]