I remember sitting at my kitchen table after school, a bowl of Spaghetti O’s in front of me, enthralled as Oprah challenged her audience with a regular round-up of the good things that happened throughout the day. Challenge Accepted.
I picked up the newspaper and started reading "It's in Times of Adversity When Gratitude Shows Up," written by John Nagy about the recent loss of his mother. As the messages between the lines revealed themselves, I felt compelled to put the paper back down because, well, why did it feel like Nagy was speaking directly to me?!?
Our home is currently a bit wounded in that the garage door is wide open indefinitely. The culprit? First love.
Yes, I know–I got to spend a week at Universal Studios taking behind-the-scenes tours of facilities, riding rides, and eating the best of park food. Now that I’ve completely lost your sympathy, let me explain what a FAM experience actually entails.
We are about to sit with our newly minted adult child and fill out a whole bunch of essential paperwork. If you have baby adults, this is a MUST DO.
Look, it may not have been my shining moment, but I did get what I needed in the end. Needed? Maybe wanted. The thing about being the mom is that sometimes those lines blur until someone takes over the house manager's reigns and puts you in timeout on the couch. I am on that couch … Continue reading The Mom Cold
Do you know what day it is? Do you know? Okay, well, did you know what day it was five days ago? It was Whine & Wine Wednesday!
We were sure our son would jump for joy at our parental directive to work fewer hours while also being encouraged to go out and have fun. There were no jumps for joy. There was only a look of confusion and an "I don't even know how to do that."
Happy six-month-aversary to What to Expect When You Weren’t Expecting!! In many ways, it seems like this labor of love (and hate) hit bookshelves no less than six years ago. In zero ways, well, there’s just no way that it’s only been six months.
"The average person has twelve jobs in their lifetime. TWELVE! You don’t have to stay where you start for the rest of eternity!" We hope our children are discovering that today's decisions do not have to apply to the rest of their lives.