Category: parenting

A “wet and wild” Wimbledon? So much for class! Let’s take a stand people! PLEASE GET MAD ABOUT SOMETHING!

We love sports. I especially love tennis because it’s one game I get and also enjoy playing. This year was no different. Our family watches as much as we can as the tournament leads towards the finals. Wimbledon is unique in that it is known to be high class. The athletes are even required to

Continue reading

Mastering the moment in minutes…

  It only takes one. All too often, we think we have to have it all figured out. Our life planner ready, goals written in ink, with a busy calendar to match. While that can be good, we master the moments in minutes. How? By being present IN the moment. Being kind to someone. Smiling.

Continue reading

Looking for peace when you can’t find it…

Though my dad and I were never close, he asked for the same thing EVERY Christmas. “What do you want for Christmas dad?” Every year it was the same. “Peace.” Now I get it. Though we differ in our reasoning, this is one time I actually get my late dad’s desperate plea year after year

Continue reading

Presents! How to give. How to receive. More importantly, how to accept. Today’s pick of the day.

Surely by now you’ve wrapped at least one gift. You’ve checked off lists, added to lists, and will likely stress over if you’ve gotten it all done. “Did I forget anyone? Will they like that gift? Will that new recipe be as good as I hope?” Deep down we hope for the perfect day. The best of

Continue reading

Perfect Families. Beware of the lies! Today’s pick of the day.

It’s the season when Christmas cards start arriving daily.  Most look for the best pictures that project the right image of the family. For obvious reasons we choose that one photo that brings us closest to at least looking like that perfect family. The one from the sunny beach, or in front of the lighted tree, or that

Continue reading

Parenting! It’s never predictable and sometimes…?!?! Today’s pick of the day.

Ironically the plan was to watch Mom’s Night Out. I’d heard it was a funny movie and it was a good day for funny.  I’d picked up dinner, sprawled out on the sofa, and after a deep sigh of relief, sank.  Curling up on the couch I nestled in. All alone. No one home. Me, myself and

Continue reading