Fun facts… 8 to 72 months (6 years!) to allow a pearl to form in an oyster, as much as 8-10 years to form top quality pearls. On average only 50% of pearls will be marketable, and less than 10% will be considered top quality. (pearl-guide.com) Pearls are harvested during the winter months, when the… Continue reading A gritty process…and slow metabolism
Is there anything more loving than a wonderful family dog? That dog who comforts, plays, and instinctively knows who needs him? That dog that romps with the kids outside and then crashes on the couch when they go to bed. That dog that is overjoyed every time someone comes home, and gets a little depressed… Continue reading Puppy Love
Planning for the year seems like such a fruitless exercise. Instead of feeling confident in the steps I can take to move forward, I feel like I have one leg in the air, while balancing precariously on the other. Go ahead, get that visual in your head. A fifty something, overweight woman, yoga pants like… Continue reading Fruit, Roller Coasters, and Pie.
Today is February 1st. A new day, a new month, a new era for me and my family. Yesterday we lost my grandmother. The last of my grandparents, and the one who had the biggest impact on my life. She was an amazing 97…. would have been 98 in July! She lived alone until last… Continue reading Grandma’s advice…
Have you ever wished that you just had a little more time off? A little more time to yourself? A little more quiet time at home? I love my job. I love my family. But recently I found myself wishing exactly that. Oh, how I longed for just a little quiet time alone in my… Continue reading Careful what you wish for..
As life and family bloggers, we hope to infuse the world with our best knowledge, share our most personal lessons, and touch hearts around the world. The title of our Blog must MEAN SOMETHING! We tend to use words like authentic, transparent, intentional, purposeful. But those words are all soooooo over used! I was searching… Continue reading Direly Me: A New Beginning
I want to grow! I want to achieve new goals…. but the clock is ticking LOUDLY! Why is it that as you get close to 50 people stop talking about goals and just talk about “bucket lists”?? After a certain age does everything have to be a one time deal? A one time adventure? A… Continue reading After 50…does it have to be a bucket list?
There was a time when I thought I would never sleep through the night again, never have an uninterrupted meal (or shower), and never find time for myself. But just as all of my older friends had warned me, it’s here. Somehow I went from wrangling four small unpredictable children, to simply coaching from afar.… Continue reading Mom’s growing pains
It’s the first full week of January 2016 and I find myself starting all over…AGAIN! Like most people, I make a few resolutions, write out some goals, make a new workout plan, buy healthy food…and start all over. Sometimes I think it’s just not worth starting over again with “a plan”. Am I going to… Continue reading Begin again…
Motivation….by definition is that process which initiates, motivates, and maintains goal oriented behavior. motivation determines what we actually do, not what we just think about doing. Motivation is taking what we are capable of and creating something bigger, better, and rewarding. So how do you motivate your children? How do you teach them the value… Continue reading To Push or Not to PUSH!