Is this going to be on the test?

I’m a big fan of mnemonic devices. I know that may sound a little intimidating. I promise, I’m not going to hurt you. A mnemonic device isn’t a weapon, it’s a tool. Big difference. According to Wikipedia, a mnemonic device is “any learning technique that aids information retention in the human memory.” I’ve got manyContinue reading “Is this going to be on the test?”

The Eyes of the Beholder

I remember holding my infant daughter one day and being struck with a realization about beauty. Although I believed I looked like “death warmed over” in my sweat pants, greasy hair and smeared make-up, her eyes reflected a different woman. She looked up at me as though I was the most beautiful creature she’d ever seen.Continue reading “The Eyes of the Beholder”

Nothing to Lose.

I’ll never forget what she said. She stood behind the simple podium telling a room full of young moms the heartbreaking story of her infant daughter’s death. My throat felt tight and many eyes twinkled with tears as she told our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group the details of her unimaginable loss. But it was oneContinue reading “Nothing to Lose.”

I’m Going To Dream Small This Year.

I’m a day late and at least a dollar short. It’s January 2nd and I haven’t made any official resolutions or goals yet for 2014. I’m still in “Christmas Break Mode” and I consider the fact that I did laundry today a pretty big accomplishment. Well, I haven’t folded it yet, but I did moveContinue reading “I’m Going To Dream Small This Year.”