Showing posts from January, 2015

The Newest Shop on the Block: Survivor Paracord

Nearly two years ago, I opened an Etsy shop, selling my crocheted items. A few months back, my brother Caleb decided to open his own Etsy shop as well. He's making super neat paracord belts and bracelets, that make a great addition to any survival pack. The paracord (short for parachutecord, and also called 550 cord) he uses is super strong, and a single strand can hold up to 550 pounds.  Are you interested in building your stock of survival supplies?  You can visit his shop, Survivor Paracord, here, but be sure to check back for more items in the future as well, as he already has all sorts of ideas for further expansion.

Family Relationships: They Start Young

"Thank you Mommy, you're my friend!"
The little girl's request had been granted, and she was elated. She reached for a hug before going to play, but her mothers' words stopped her as she pulled back from the quick embrace.

"No, I'm not your friend, just your mommy." was her almost sharp reply.
The words sent a pang to my heart. Why was it that this mother felt she and her young daughter could not be friends? My mama and I have long been friends - since I was able to converse.  Of course, that that relationship has changed ever the years. It's blossomed and bloomed into a close-knit friendship, very different than when I was three, or even thirteen.  We are dear and close friends.
Some may scoff that such a thing is even possible, while others are relieved that their child keeps his or her distance. Who wants to spend time with someone that wild and unruly anyway? Still others, long for that, but don't know how to find it. The best way is to…