Dan Stults Memorial Fund

My friend, Megan, set up this GoFundMe site to help with funeral and living expenses for her good friend’s widow and daughter who were suddenly and unexpectedly left without a husband, father, or income on Monday.

Please consider helping support Dan’s family during this time of grief and transition.

Anything helps! Sharing with friends and family would be helpful, too.


“I resolve to read for fun every day with my child.”

One year–a long, long time ago–my New Year’s resolution was to get into the habit of reading aloud to my kiddos every evening from a “just for fun” book.

That was a resolution I kept for many, many years to come. And one of the best habits we ever built into our family.

I highly recommend it!  :)

For suggestions on books to read aloud with your family, check out this list of Twaddle-Free Literature by grade level:

Recommended Children’s Literature by Grade Level

Happy reading! :-)


2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 75,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Life Update

For those who’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to and also have ever wondered about how I ended up with published books, I took a few minutes yesterday to write a brief history on my other blog of my writing life and online activities, plus  a little update about where things stand now.

You can find it at:  http://afrugalsimplelife.com/2014/12/16/history-of-me/

Cute Christmas Story – The Cow that Ate Baby Jesus

My daughter, Kelsey, has a cute Christmas story on her blog from last year.  I always smile when I read it.  :-)