Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician with two teens, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She has a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with Legos and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging full time. She currently deals with emotional tweens, suburban politics, and middle aged metabolism while sharing her opinions in an honest and down to earth fashion on her blog.
A drive through the typical suburban neighborhood show us perfectly manicured lawns, shiny new minivans and 2.5 children playing happily in the yard. Perfection, right? Well, only on the outside. Suburbia is also filled with financial issues, parenting mistakes, marital problems and a whole bunch of not so perfect stuff. [...]
With the onset of fall comes planning for the upcoming holidays. In our house, holidays have always revolved around food and family. Cooking together, baking some of our favorite cookies, and gathering around the table for a big meal. We’re lucky…we can afford to buy good food that includes a lot of fresh, local and […]
A few years ago, my husband and I tore out our dilapidated wooden porch and had a stone patio installed. We included a fire pit and seating wall and it was designed in a slightly odd oblong shape to accommodate the area we needed to keep clear for the septic tank. After adding in decorative […]
This post about how to rent textbooks is sponsored by CampusBookRentals but all opinions expressed here are my own. Every year my husband and I try to tuck away a small amount of money into a college fund for our kids. College tuition is not cheap and I have less than 5 years before my […]