Hard-Core Happy About Life

I watched an awesome video this week of my nephew, Sebastian, who had just learned to ride a bike.  My brother posted it on Facebook which allowed our family to share in the momentous occasion.  I miss my family and I miss my little Sebas; only just six years old and passionate about absolutely everything … Continue reading Hard-Core Happy About Life


Raising Children Who Appreciate

A few weeks ago, I witnessed how a friend of mine had so deeply instilled a sense of appreciation and gratitude in her children.  I watched and I admired love and graciousness and although the economic times had delivered a severe blow to their family, there were smiles, there were hugs for everyone, there was a sense of well-being … Continue reading Raising Children Who Appreciate

This One’s for the Single Dad

  Thank you to the Single Dad who gets it...  Although he is not listed as the primary caregiver on the divorce papers, he never stops giving all of his heart and all of his soul to care for his children.     Thank you to the single dad who wholeheartedly participates in his child's life.  He conducts his share of the "pick up and drop off" at school, volleyball … Continue reading This One’s for the Single Dad

No Whining…Please

  I've been wondering this week why I've noticed so many books, movies and women trapped in what I've decided to call, "the whining mode"?  I'm not sure why it's bothering me so much but it's like someone scratching a chalk board or chewing on tin foil...I'm really annoyed by all this seemingly female whining.  I think I have … Continue reading No Whining…Please

For Cecelia

I completely and wholeheartedly love being a mom.   I love everything right down to the complete exhaustion I feel at the end of a very, very long day.  I know this sounds crazy, but I  try to soak up all the moments I have with my child because I want to remember them for as long as … Continue reading For Cecelia