Author Archive: Crystal Paschal
Crystal Paschal is our general contributor giving us great posts across all topics. Crystal is the owner and founder of It's Fundamental, a children's book blog. She also blogs about family life at Mom For Less. You can find It's Fundamental on Facebook, and follow Crystal on Twitter at @Mom4Less.
Yesterday, I took my two preschool-aged boys to the weekly “Arts and Crafts Day” at a local educational supply store. It’s a chance for them to get out and get creative, and I don’t have to clean up the mess. Even if their finished products aren’t much to look at, the kids always have [...]
New Year’s Resolutions. I’m great at making them – I haven’t always been great at keeping them. Every year, I faithfully set my goals for the next twelve months. In the past, around January 15th I’ve either failed miserably and given up or completely forgotten what it was I resolved to do in the [...]
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone The morning of the recent school shooting was a mess for us. I was a huge ball of stress, trying to get myself and my kids out the door. [...]
The holiday season is here, and that means gift-buying, not only for our families, but for the other special people in our lives. We always make it a point at Christmas to get something to show our appreciation to our sons’ teachers. We’re blessed to have truly wonderful teachers working with our children, and [...]
Election Day is almost here, and while I have a policy of discussing politics only with my husband (who is contractually obligated to love me no matter what), I love elections and I am fascinated by the electoral process. I’ve voted in every primary, mid-term, and presidential election since I was old enough to [...]