10 cheap things you can do with your kids this summer

In the last few weeks of the school year, our whole family catches summer fever, eager for the day when the last school bell rings and we can enjoy the lazy days of June, July and August. That last day of school is cause for celebration, and we revel in it the whole weekend long.... Continue Reading →

Battling the baby bulge (excerpt)

I'm getting close to finishing my first round of edits on my WineCountryMom eBook.  It's been kind of cool to read through those old entries and see where we've traveled from - all the things I struggled through and overcame, and how much the kids have grown since then.  It's also pretty eye-opening to see... Continue Reading →

When appliances talk back

In the morning, I am usually the last one to leave the house.  I kind of like it that way, because it gives me a few moments of quiet in an empty house.  Of course, it also means that I am the one who is left with a sink full of dishes to fill the... Continue Reading →

Siblings – a link to the past

Something strange has been happening in my house for the past few weeks. The kids have been getting along. I know, weird, right? On a recent afternoon, DQ had just finished asking me if she could bring Taz along with her some of the times she went out to hang with her friends. The two... Continue Reading →

The rage of Taz

This morning my son tore his room apart. Annihilated is a good word. He had so much anger pent up inside of him that he didn’t know how to control it. And so he raged. He threw things. He ripped his bed apart. He knocked over his chair. And he growled deep into his throat... Continue Reading →

From blog to book

I'm doing it. I'm joining the masses who have decided to repurpose their writing and create a book out of it. If you're a regular reader here, this is probably not news. In fact, you're probably wondering what took me so long to do something about it. Yesterday I was laid up on the couch,... Continue Reading →

Where has Wine Country Mom been?

It's been an abnormally busy couple of months lately. You may have noticed by my lack of writing lately, or you may not have. But this blog has been a bit neglected as of late. I have even pulled back on my weekly newspaper articles from this blog, taking a full two months off. But... Continue Reading →

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