I need a break from Summer Break!

I thought “Summer Beak” meant that you get a break. But apparently I was wrong.   At least moms don’t get breaks.  My family has been super duper busy. Every day. Every single day. Between horse camp, swimming lessons, library summer reading program, play-dates at the park, going on school field trips…it simply doesn’t end! […]

Summer Reads

I love books. Ever since I can remember, bliss has been reading a good book with nothing important to do. My mom often remarks that the reason my eye sight is as bad as it is now is because of all of the reading I would do after she had told me to go to […]


  My family and I just got home from a much needed and entirely over due family weekend at the lake. Besides my blazing red sunburn, a little bit of sand in the coolers, and a mountain of beach towels and bathing suits in the laundry hamper, it was yet another memorable weekend in the books […]

Busy Days Ahead

With warmer weather finally sticking around (at least here in North Carolina) so many people are making vacation plans and diving into different projects around the house. Our household is no different. See those adorable little chickens in the main graphic? Yup. Those ladies are the newest members of the Rachal household. Meet Betty, Pearlie, […]

Sweet Summertime

I don’t know about your corner of the world, but it seems that spring was painfully short here in North Carolina and that we have been thrust right into summer. The colleges and universities have already let out for the academic year with public schools not far behind. Pretty soon, lots of frazzled mommas will […]