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  • Something’s Buggin Me

    Let me start by saying, I despise bugs. All types of bugs. I have a pretty intense fear of certain ones, but I don’t like any of them at all. We live in the Midwest, and you may or may not know that we are having an invasion of cicadas this year. We have our…

  • Mistakes I’ve Made Pt 2

    By: Grandma Minks If you’ve read the previous blog entry from Mama Minks a couple of weeks ago, you may very well have had a pull on the heartstrings as I did regarding our journey of Motherhood. Mama Minks shared personal insights to her role of motherhood from the very beginning to present day. Within…

  • Mistakes I’ve Made

    This will be a pretty vulnerable post, but it’s been on my mind a lot lately, so I feel like I need to share it. My daughter….my first born, was born 8 days after I turned 20. When I was 20, I was very emotionally immature, I was dealing with my own mental health struggles,…

  • What is Baby Led Weaning?

    Twenty years ago, when I had my first child, I was told to start giving my baby puree baby food at around 4 months old and increase the stages as she got older and could handle thicker textures. I did the same thing with my next baby 4 years later. Those two are extremely picky…

  • The Love of Grandmas

    Grandma Minks here! Full of pride and honor that Mama Minks offered me the opportunity to contribute to her blog. I use to be nervous about getting OLD.  Recently I’m noticing more fine lines,  (ok let’s be honest, they’re well beyond fine lines!)  and aging bones that require me to move a little (sometimes a…

  • Brother Minks Turns 16

    My oldest boy turned 16 recently. I’ve been through this with my daughter as well. It’s a scary time. They are approaching adulthood and learning to drive. Both terrifying things for a parent. Brother wanted to keep things low key for his birthday this year. He didn’t want a party, he’s not in a hurry…