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Sunken Treasure: The Titanic, a wallet and my Dad

I have always been fascinated with the world of sunken treasure and what treasures are still to be revealed at the bottom of the ocean. My favorite deep sea discovery of all time is that of the wreckage of the R.M.S Titanic. In 1912 she was the greatest ship of her time. On board were the rich, the poor and immigrants looking for a new life found in America. The Titanic now sits…

The Google Pixel: My FIRST EVER smartphone

This review is for the 2016 Google Pixel Android Smartphone created by Google. You are probably astonished and a bit baffled at how a millennial like myself, has survived this long without a smartphone. Honestly, it was do-able. I just had to let a lot of people know that I still had a flip phone and could not do the smart phone things that they could. At some times, it was an inconvenience but…

Meet Maggie!

Hi there! I am the one and only Maggie Jene. I love my mom the most. Also, scrambled eggs and tearing up toilet paper. I have lots of brothers and sisters, but I am the only one who sleeps in the bed. You might say I am spoiled… Yes, I AM. Welcome to my world. My mom will tell you all about it. Let the posting begin…

From Coop to Carton: Egg Handling and Care

First, I would like to congratulate you on raising healthy chickens, ducks, or other fowl.  If you are reading this post, your flock is now laying eggs and providing you with a wonderful source of protein and food. I have the utmost sense of pride when my kids or myself go out to our chicken and duck coops, look in the nesting boxes and see beautiful eggs. I am a proud Chicken mommy. Knowing that…

A Homeschooling Mom’s Pep Talk

Congrats to you, brave homeschooling mom! You have super powers and someone watching out above if you have made it this far. The last few months of the current school year are just within reach. Stay strong and give yourself some grace in their too. You might be questioning yourself at this very minute, “Did I teach them everything they needed to know?”, “Was I too easy on them?”, “Should I pass them or have…