Ida TV: Reasons I’ve Disowned My Mother #437

Posted by idawrites on January 16, 2013 in Family, Ida TV |

Voicemail from my mother “I know you aren’t speaking to me, but Uncle Junior just died.” Me calling Uncle Phil: “Is there anything I can do? Do you need anything? Can I help?” Uncle Phil: “How did you already know? He’s still laying here in the floor.”


Stranger On The Road

Posted by idawrites on May 5, 2011 in Charity, Family, Memories |

This afternoon, on Facebook, a friend of mine wrote about a knapsack and a cardboard sign beside the road on her way home from work.  Just those few words reached into my chest and pulled out a memory so strong and poignant that tears filled my eyes the same way they did on the day […]


You Are Not Alone, Bitch

Posted by idawrites on May 27, 2010 in All Moms, Decisions, Family |

Some of the most important words of my adult life are right there in that title.  Those words are said by me… and by my Chosen Sisters… so often that I’ve forgotten who said them first.  They’re said through laughter, tears, hugs, smiles, and even through clenched teeth.  It’s our slogan.  Our ward.  It’s also the one thing we […]


Indoor Family Fun for Snow Days

Posted by idawrites on January 11, 2010 in Children, Family |

This is a repost from last January. This past weekend we got our first snowfall of the year! In Georgia that’s BIG BIG NEWS. Snow days are much more active than normal cold days because the kiddos want to be outside until their fingers are too cold and their clothes too muddy to go any […]


Frugal or Homemade Christmas and Hanukkah Ideas

Posted by idawrites on November 27, 2009 in Family, Frugal, homemade |

This is officially my favorite time of year!!!!! I love the baking and the family time and the carols! I love the sappy movies and even sappier commercials on TV. I love the excitement of the children. The holidays mean family to me… and this year will be no different. To get us started on […]


Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by idawrites on November 26, 2009 in Family |

This last few years has been a challenge for our family. While things continue to be less than perfect, I can honestly say that I’ve never been happier. Since it’s Thanksgiving today, I want to share the things I am most thankful for this year. I want to look back at this post next year […]


9 Tips to Keep You Sane During the Holidays

Posted by idawrites on November 10, 2009 in Christmas List, Family, Frugal Tips, Gifts |

The next two months are the most hectic months of our year.  Somebody hit the panic button!!! It’s 2 weeks until Thanksgiving. That means it’s only 6 weeks until Christmas! If you’re thinking: OH NO!!! SO MUCH TO DO! SO MUCH TO BUY! HOW WILL I EVER GET IT ALL DONE? Stop. Breathe. Read. Between […]


7 Tips on Moving Back In With Your Parents

Posted by idawrites on June 9, 2009 in Children, economy, Family |

  If you’ve been paying attention, you know that there have been news articles all over the country about adult children moving in with parents again because of the economy and job market. We all know that times are turbulent (well… when aren’t they?) and that sometimes you have to make sacrifices and adjust. Sometimes, we […]


Going Back – No More Fishing

Posted by idawrites on April 4, 2009 in Decisions, Family, Goals |

Stop me if you’ve heard this one! A guy is speeding down the highway when he’s pulled over by a police officer. As the officer approaches the car, the guy rolls down his window and asks the officer “Officer, I was not going any faster than any of the other dozens of cars that I […]


4 Cheap Ways To Help

Posted by idawrites on January 28, 2009 in Family, Finance, Frugal Tips |

I listen to Dave Ramsey on the radio on my way home in the afternoons. For the most part, I think he’s got great information which he doles out in a gleefully brutal way. I listen because he’s smart. I itch to change the channel because he often uses his forum to be a jerk. […]

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