Fathers VS Dads

In light of the recent celebration of Father’s Day, I thought it would be interesting to discuss what I consider the difference between fathers and dads. Hopefully, we’ve had good experiences with the patriarchs of our families.  However, I know too well that this is not the case for many.  It’s such a disappointment that […]

Continuing Christmas

Christmas is my all-time favorite holiday.  Who doesn’t enjoy sweets, presents and a cheerful disposition?!?! As much as I’d love to celebrate Christmas all year long, my waist line would expand and even my ‘fat jeans’ would not fit anymore.  Sigh. However for the past three weeks, I’ve been mulling over my reasons for placing […]

Thankful!

This week is Thanksgiving and it is the perfect time for us to remember all of our blessings. I cracked up recently when I saw a saying on Facebook that said something like, “Thanksgiving is the day we give thanks for all that we have.  And the very next day, Black Friday, is when we […]

Praise God: Win or Lose

My sisters and I have a saying, “We will praise Him: win or lose.”  Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?!?! This short sentence reminds us daily that no matter what happens during our life…God is ALWAYS in control, He loves us and He is our saving grace! Don’t get me wrong.  This is not […]

September 11th

It’s impossible for me to post a blog on September 11th and not think of two things…the terrifying events of 9/11 and my nephew’s birthday.  One is absolutely horrendous and the other is such a wonderful blessing that I feel completely stuck in the middle of sorrow and joy…Sigh. I’m even more emotionally confused this […]

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is now a bittersweet day for me. Don’t get me wrong.  I love celebrating my husband and showering him with love, gifts and cards because he is an awesome dad.  The problem lies in the fact that he is not my father.  And mine is gone.  Sigh. So, I’m going to re-post the […]

We Have No Idea

When was the last time you looked around and noticed someone in need?  Today?  Yesterday?  Last month?  Did you do something about it? Uh oh.  I’m not sure I like my answer. The ugly truth is that often we use excuses, judgments and fear to keep us from helping others.  We spend way too much […]

Technical Difficulties

Okay, computers rock! But, some days they stink to high heaven when they don’t work and you don’t know how to FIX them!!!  Lovely…this is when I wish I had paid more attention in those technology classes. Last week started out fine and dandy until my laptop crashed and started giving me fits over not […]

Knocking out Negativity!

Have you ever noticed how some people can poo-poo on just about anything? For example: Yippee!  The Easter Bunny brought me chocolate! (Them) – You know you are just going to eat that and get fat. Listen to this great idea for a new career path! (Them) – You know you’ll never do that. Can’t […]

Pointy Needles

Today, my second-grader is home sick with a fever and headache.  Boo.  Jake’s the one that suffers terribly from allergies and asthma, so when sickness strikes – he’s down for the count. Our pediatric allergy specialist has recommended allergy shots for the past two years, but I just can’t bring myself to sign him up […]