The Unexpected Goodbye

How do you say goodbye to someone you love, when you thought you had more time? I haven't written a post in more than a week, because I didn't know where to begin. My heart just hasn't been in it. My daughter's family has said an unexpected goodbye to her husband's mother. When my family… Continue reading The Unexpected Goodbye

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When the chips are down, I’m betting on the good in people!

There are some evil people in the world. The recent events in Las Vegas are proof that there are some evil people out there, but that was just one deranged individual. Compare that number to all the good people who sprang to action without giving a second thought to helping strangers in need, jeopardizing their… Continue reading When the chips are down, I’m betting on the good in people!

What is the expiration date on grief?

It's just another day, right... wrong! How many times today, did I have to write 9/21? Each time having the sting of it over and over again, making me pause for a moment, that day's events running through my mind in a flash of painful images. Today started out like any other day, and it… Continue reading What is the expiration date on grief?

Look for the Good!

So many times we focus on the bad going on in our life, or the world, but there's still a lot of good to be grateful for! It's all about perspective. We could grumble about our boss, our broke down car, our aching knees, our house repairs stacking up, or hating to go grocery shopping.… Continue reading Look for the Good!

Take time to love yourself

It's ok to take time to show yourself some love - not in a narcissistic way, with a mirror in your hand at all times! Give yourself permission to do little things for yourself, once in a while. If you're not healthy and happy, how can you give joy to others? So many times I… Continue reading Take time to love yourself

Find Your Peace, and Everything Will Fall Into Place

Finding Peace can be a challenge for some people. Negative Nancys are all around us, and they can sure bring you down, if you let them! I refuse to let them! Think positive, and you'll live a positive life. I'm not saying nothing bad will ever happen to you - bad things happen to good… Continue reading Find Your Peace, and Everything Will Fall Into Place

The power of “NO”.

So many times we tell our kids "yes" too often, and are faced with a rebellion when we finally say "no". These families that spend every day after school, taking their kids to several different lessons, or games, or practice, makes me wonder whose idea it was to sign them up for all of these… Continue reading The power of “NO”.

Fifty Shades of Family

Family comes in different shades and various degrees of loyalty. You have black - those are the ones that you know don't like you, and won't ever be there if you need help, but they'll be there to watch you fall flat on your face! In most cases these are the family members that don't… Continue reading Fifty Shades of Family

Nothing is Truly Lost, Unless Your Mother Can’t Find It!

I am the Hero of the misplaced keys, the missing Lego piece, and the long lost favorite shirt. There isn't much of anything, once I get my bloodhound nose to the ground, that I haven't been able to find for my family.... except the remedy for a broken heart. If I could wrap my kids… Continue reading Nothing is Truly Lost, Unless Your Mother Can’t Find It!

No Comparison

Do you know what will snuff out your happiness faster than anything? Comparisons. Comparing your life, your family, your car, your home, your clothes, or your body, to your neighbor's. I have been just as guilty as anyone, but I usually didn't have the money to compete, so I would be that much more miserable,… Continue reading No Comparison