A Fresh Start

The New Year is quickly approaching. (I know, I can’t believe it, either!!!  Where did the year go?)  It’s not time to panic; it’s time to get busy!  Ready or not, 2012 is here! No matter what this past year looked like – it’s gone!  The future is a blank canvas and you are the […]

Now What?

Toys are strewn all over the house, dirty dishes are stacked in the sink and the garbage can is filled to overflowing.  The boys are playing quietly upstairs with new toys and watching new movies. (Yes, even the “big” boy is playing with his new toys, too.)  Sigh.  It’s the day after Christmas. And my […]

Christmas Baby

Seven years ago today, I was blessed with the birth of a son.  Jake was born on one of the coldest mornings we’ve ever had in December.  Thankfully, we were snug as a bug in a rug in an Austin, Texas hospital surrounded by nurses and doctors who knew what they were doing. The birth […]

Christmas Tears

This will not be the Christmas of years past.  It will be the first without my dad. I know I am not alone.  Most everyone has lost a loved one who meant the world to them.  This just happens to be my first encounter with the death of someone very close to me.  I feel […]

Kids and Christmas

When I think of teaching my two sons about what Christmas is truly all about, I start to shake in my boots!  (Cute, brown, leather five-inchers from Nordstrom would be preferable!) Me and kids and Christmas?  AND I have to teach something??  You must be kidding. Teaching children is not one of my gifts.  Craftiness […]

Resolution Strategy

Middle of December is about the time of year when I start thinking about New Year’s resolutions.  Goals are thought of, written down, and plans are put into place to have a successful new year. Clearly, I am not alone in this endeavor.  Corporations, small-business boutiques and people alike want the incoming year to be […]

Consumer or Contributor?

Christmas shopping makes me smile.  I love rushing from store to store amid twinkling lights, jingling bells, and rustling store bags.  The holiday aromas draw me into a dream-like state and remind me of years past when I was frightened of the snow monster in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and fascinated that Frosty came […]

The Weight of the Holidays….

Who wants to think about their waste-line when the holidays roll around?  Not me.  I’d rather indulge in some eggnog, sift through the box of chocolates and gorge myself on a variety of cake bites my sister introduced to me last year!  Hmmm.  Probably not the best of ideas. Every year as the weather cools down; […]

Resolving Character Conflict

Hello, my name is Meg and I’m a complete freak.  Yep, I’m crazy and the worst part is that I’m conflicted!!!! All kidding aside, I do find myself wondering who the real me is.  There are times when I am sweet, kind, loving and have a strong desire to do the right thing.  At other […]