My Week of Interviews – And Sharing One with You!

Mother’s Day was certainly unique this year due of the COVID-19 pandemic. For me, the week leading up to Mother’s Day was interesting as it was full of video interviews and preparations for various opportunities to share my story. I recorded an interview with a local pastor (and friend of mind) for his Mother’s DayContinue reading “My Week of Interviews – And Sharing One with You!”

Mothering Strong Under Stress

Hi friends, I’d love to personally invite you to this virtual event. I am so honored to be a presenter, but even more, I’m exited to listen to and learn from the other ladies.  This is a FREE event, and all you need to do is sign up at the link below to receive emailsContinue reading “Mothering Strong Under Stress”

19 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2019.

It’s that time again. The occasion when I gather my wits about me, along the candy wrappers from my stocking loot I’m still consuming, and open my mind and laptop. I sift through my sugar haze and recall what I’ve learned over Christmas break. Mind you, none of these lessons are necessarily life altering, butContinue reading “19 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2019.”

“But It’s Not Like Last Time!”: Finding Joy in Unmet Expectations and Change

Her face was red and wet with tears. Her fists were clenched and she was shaking her head spastically making her blonde hair flail around her head. She continued to whine and complain, but I could barely understand her words through her deep sobs. She was having a full-fledged meltdown. Baggage was to blame. No,Continue reading ““But It’s Not Like Last Time!”: Finding Joy in Unmet Expectations and Change”

Book Excerpt – “Letting Go and Moving Forward,” From – If Only It Were a Piece of Cake

With school starting, parents dropping their sons and daughters off at college, young people beginning their first jobs, and empty nest transitions of no more preschoolers in the nest during the day, or kids living under the parents’ roof at all anymore, there’s a lot of LETTING GO and MOVING FORWARD happening this time ofContinue reading “Book Excerpt – “Letting Go and Moving Forward,” From – If Only It Were a Piece of Cake”

Assault with a deadly pair of socks.

  I’m not sure if it’s a blessing, or a curse. Maybe it’s both. I’ll just come straight out and say it. I have an unusually good sense of smell. I hate to brag. But, yes. I’ve got a good sniffer. Case in point, I have called the city gas company on several occasions alertingContinue reading “Assault with a deadly pair of socks.”

17 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2017

Each year for the past several, I have taken the time to sit down and write out my thoughts and ponderings at the end of the Christmas season. Granted, by the end of Christmas break (yes, it’s January 6th, but my kids haven’t been back to school yet) my “thoughts and ponderings” have been boiledContinue reading “17 Things I Learned During the Christmas Season of 2017”

Cheers.

My turn signal pinged its rhythmic song. I heard it, but wasn’t really listening. I watched the oncoming traffic, and waited for my chance to make a right turn. My thoughts were ringing in my head, playing the harmony to the accompanying noise around me. I was trying to give my thoughts my full attentionContinue reading “Cheers.”

Just visiting.

The pictures in my iPhoto library scrolled in front of my eyes like credits rolling on a screen at the end of a movie. Only faster. I was feeling a little uneasy in my stomach. Granted, I could have been getting motion sick from the quick movement (No, really. I’m serious. This happened to me onceContinue reading “Just visiting.”

It’s My Book’s Birthday!

Today, after three years of labor, my book has been born! (Phew!) I’m so excited to announce that my first book, Brownie Crumbs and Other Life Morsels, is now available on Amazon in paperback, and for the Kindle. You can find it here:   Also, I had a book trailer made to give everyone aContinue reading “It’s My Book’s Birthday!”