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 white woman, yoga pants… Continue reading Pie and Hope
The countdown to the implosion of the United States is ticking down to “E” day… Election Day. The day that has driven so many arguments, division and pure hate between people. Two more days! I have witnessed otherwise “non-judgy” friends declare their position and state “if you don’t agree with me I don’t even want… Continue reading Countdown to “E” Day
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…
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
As the kids start back to school, we go back to work, and our “normal” schedules resume… I’m hoping that this mama doesn’t just jump back on that same hamster wheel. Running endlessly, getting nowhere, fighting the same bad habits, getting sucked into whatever drama comes along… No more wheel for me! I remember when… Continue reading Here we go Again…
Sometimes I think I’m crazy. Sometimes I recognize that I’m a creative soul that hasn’t had the freedom or the nourishment to create. I believe I get this creative need from my dad. My dad had a sensitive heart, an eye for beauty, and the skills to create something from nothing. But he never had… Continue reading Creative Hope
“Where is the teenage handbook?!!”……That’s the text message I got early this morning from one of my best friends. Really not sure why she thought I might have it! I’ve got 3 teenagers…and an 11 year old who thinks he is a teen. So out of those 4 do I EVER look like I have… Continue reading Teenage Handbook?