Need help? Read this. (please)

Like I said the other day in Jenn’s “thank you”, my inbox on a regular basis is a place where people go to share their personal struggles and such. Most of the time, they just need a safe and supportive place to talk. Actually,no…not most of the time. All of the time. Sometimes, people are…

Library Loot: Feb 26th to March 4th

On a fairly regular basis on my personal blog, I used to participate in a  blog hop called Library Loot,  a weekly event co-hosted by Claire fromThe Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.  I think I’ll start doing it here from time to time because I…

ICYMI: A few yummy recipes and a lot of DIY gardening stuff

All the things you might have missed this past week from the Facebook page. Food & Recipes 45+ Frugal Meals to Help You Eat Well, Spend Less | Life As Mom -I didn’t look at every single recipe but most of them do seem to be truly “budget friendly”. I mean, there is a recipe that…

Jenn’s Thanks (with some of my thoughts as preface)

I need to start off here with my gratitude to all of you who read Jenn’s Words and were motivated to share your own struggles, past and present. People who know me & this blogging endeavor of mine know that I have a lot of faith in people’s personal stories. I believe that every single…

Jenn’s Words: “Living in poverty is like being punched in the face over and over and over on a daily basis. “

Thank you to Jenn for sharing her personal story of living in poverty right now…. ================================================================================================================================================ Today, I did something I never thought I’d do. I yelled at my son for being hungry. Oh sure, there are many parents nodding in agreement because they’ve done the same thing. Many have yelled at their kids for…

Monday Motivations: You are not a waste of space

Happy Monday. Here’s some things to help you get thru the week.   Not a dollar amount, an age,a weight,the number of kids you have or don’t have,a zipcode, an inmate number… Nope,you aren’t. The THINGS aren’t what’s important. I’m crossing my fingers and everything else I have hoping it works out just fine for…

Review: The Garden

The Garden In the aftermath of The La Riots , the city of Los Angeles  gave the citizens of South Central LA a piece of property as a healing gesture. The land was to be used for a community garden, in the heart of the inner city. For 12 years, about 350 families farmed the 14…

Monday Motivationals…a whole month’s worth

on the Facebook page, I’ve been scheduling a little motivation or affirmation for first thing in the morning every day. Some people really like this but Facebook can be kind of a jerk and keeps people from seeing them all the time on their feed ,so someone asked if perhaps I could found them up…