Stace at random

Random ramblings of a California girl living in a Kansas world

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Happy Father’s Day!


To all of the wonderful fathers (and father figures) out there – I hope you have a fantastic, wonderful, blessed, amazing day! Thank you for all that you do! ❤

I wanted to give a quick shout out to some special men in my life: Continue reading


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Jalapenos vs. Tomatoes


We had our first garden casualty this week. I had to toss one of our tomatoes plants, due to root fungus.

But, we quickly replaced it with these jalapeno plants that my son begged me to get (he loves spicy foods!).

I only paid $.50 for all 4 plants! I love a bargain. 🙂

We’ll see how these go…

How are your gardens doing?


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Back to the Grind


I am happy to report that I now have a part time job. The best part – it is a work from home job!

A wonderful friend has hired me to help her with her crazy workload, so I am currently scheduling appointments from home.

I feel very blessed to not only be helping a friend, but to be helping myself as well. As much as I love being a stay at home mom, I also love getting paid! (Don’t we all?!)

So that’s what I’ve been up to lately. What’s up with you?

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Balancing Kids and Technology


Note: Before you read this, please know that I understand that all families and circumstances are different. There’s not a “one size fits all” plan for letting kids have cell phones. This post is simply about our family and how we have approached this seemingly controversial situation. I am not here to place judgement on others that might have a different view on this subject. I’m just trying to make it through these teenage years with my kids! 🙂  

My daughter, Raven, is turning 13 in August. If you ask me, she lives a great life. Loving parents, roof over her head, food on her plate, clothes on her back.

If you ask her, though, she is deprived. She didn’t have electronic devices of her own for the first 8 or so years of her life. And she doesn’t have a cell phone – which means that she is one of the very few kids in her grade that doesn’t have one. Continue reading