The Harsh Reality of Being a Home Daycare Provider

*Disclaimer: I am writing this post to tell my story. It is raw and it is real but written with love and will hopefully help others understand what daycare providers go through on the daily.* Here is how I got started: After my second child was born, my husband and I decided that I should leave my job of over 10 years.  I worked in the insurance field and had built a career with this company and it was really the only job I ever knew as a young adult. For the most part, I enjoyed it … [Read more...]

Beef Taco Lettuce Wraps

Lately, I have been trying to keep dinners healthy at the House of Faucis. While it can be a struggle to satisfy the tastebuds of 3 little girls it is possible, sort of.  Since my 12-year-old is always asking me to make crunchy tacos, I wanted to make them for her but also wanted to put a healthy spin on them.  I am fortunate that my 12-year-old is not as picky as my other girls are but before I made these Beef Taco Lettuce Wraps I made sure to get her approval so I knew that I … [Read more...]

Dear God, Please Let My Mother Die

I found out that my mother passed away when I woke up on a Friday morning in July. As always, before I got out of bed, I grabbed my cell phone and immediately noticed that I had a voicemail.  The message came in the very early morning while my family was sleeping. It was from my mom's ex-husband. Since he was the only family member that she would acknowledge he became the main contact and her medical power of attorney, which I was personally thankful for.  His message was … [Read more...]

What I Wish I Knew Before I Went to Disney

If you have planned a trip to Walt Disney World then you know that it takes a lot of planning, preparation, thought and money.  The first few times that my family went to Disney, we thought we were prepared but we were not as prepared as we had hoped. Each time we go to Disney we learn more than the last time we went. It's important that before you go to Disney, you research and try and learn everything that you can so that your time at Disney is not as stressful as it could … [Read more...]