The Day Our House Mouse Turned Into Two Guinea Pigs

  We live in the country- kinda. We live outside city limits so . . . Anyway, living in a rural area has brought new challenges I’d never dealt with in the past. Wind for example. I don’t mean the regular “oh that’s a nice breeze, let’s open the windows” wind. I mean the kind of wind that knocks your power out and your trees down. Critters would be another unsuspected challenge. We’ve got raccoons,

Summer – The Season Of Unproductivity

  I love summer, don’t get me wrong, but it’s so much harder for me to get things done when the weather is nice. The kids and I love to be outside playing, reading, planting, swimming . . . everything is more enjoyable when it’s done out of doors. Which means things that must be done inside tend to go undone. The laundry piles up, the dusting goes undone and the freezer cooking . .

Spring Wreath Craft for Children

Spring Wreath Craft for Kids

The other day my little Caroline was sick- and bored. To keep the complaining at bay, we threw together this quick Spring wreath craft for her to do. The supplies came from the Dollar Store (score!), so this fun little craft cost Mama less than $5. What we used: circle green foam some twine various fake flowers an over the door hanger I had picked up at Aldi- I believe it was $3 for the

Merry Christmas From My Family To Yours!!

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! I just wanted to take a quick moment before the festivities of Christmas Eve begin and say Merry Christmas to all of you! I am so excited about the new year and what we have planned here at Thou Shall Not Whine! I have several announcements and great posts lined up just for YOU! 2017 is going to be a great year! BUT . . . until then, have a wonderful Christmas break

Christmas Gifts That Are Made In The USA

Christmas Gifts That Are Made In The USA

Finding Christmas gifts that are made in the USA can be frustrating and often impossible when shopping at major retailors. Thankfully, we’ve got the power of the internet to help us search out those hard to find gems. Buying locally made products and even those not local but that are made in the USA is important. Here’s quick list I put together while making my own childrens’ Christmas lists. Babies and Toddlers Children and Tweens