A Scout is Brave

The tenth point of the Scout Law is "A Scout is Brave", and truer words have not been spoken, especially lately. In today's culture, it's controversial to be a member of the Boy Scouts of America. In the past five years we have made progress in our goals to be fair, and inclusive, but yet… Continue reading A Scout is Brave

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Wait…let me lose some weight before you take my picture!

Life will pass you by, if you wait until you lose the weight, or get that Botox you've been saving for, before you take those family portraits! Have the family portraits done, buy the swimsuit, go to the beach, and eat the cake! Your kids don't care how you look while you're sitting on the… Continue reading Wait…let me lose some weight before you take my picture!

Never have I ever…

I'm getting to that age, that makes me reflect on my life, and ponder the meaning of all this. I've been somewhat fortunate, in that I've been able to fulfill a few things on my bucket list, but I still have a lot to do! I definitely want to travel more! I made my first… Continue reading Never have I ever…

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

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

Hello, my name is Deborah, and I will NOT be your waitress..

I feel like I should put out a tip jar...in my own house! I figured it up - I have spent a minimum of 12,775 hours, in my adult life, picking up after people, and those said people have maybe spent 2 hours tops, picking up after me! Don't get me wrong - I don't… Continue reading Hello, my name is Deborah, and I will NOT be your waitress..

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

Cleaning an Old House

Step one: Get rid of your husband, kids, and pets! Just kidding...keep them around, maybe they can help! I have an old house, almost 100 years old, and it comes with it's own challenges, when it comes to keeping it clean. Joanna Gaines would LOVE my house, because every wall and ceiling is made of… Continue reading Cleaning an Old House