For most birthdays, Father’s Day, Christmas and the like, I sit down with my children and help them make a craft for the recipient. Even when they were toddlers they made their own crafts. One year I painted their little bottoms and made two impressions on paper. These colorful, cheeky prints formed a “butt”erfly.

I’ve always been partial to gifts made with love. That is something my mom instilled in me. However, it wasn’t always like that. One year my mother sensed the world might have been getting tired of potholders, candles and paintings produced by her budding artist, me…

Samantha Rice

I'm a mother of four young adults and six fabulous canine furbabies. My career is in Market Research. I am an avid volunteer.

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