Category Archives: living and learning

2018: The Year of Compassion

The past few Januarys I have been setting my intention for the coming year with a single word. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know….it’s one of those trendy things to do right now. But honestly, it’s good to have something positive … Continue reading

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Don’t Be “Nice”

Nice people are taken advantage of, railroaded, dumped on, and rarely respected. I know you know that old saying that “nice guys finish last”. Well guess what? It’s even worse for nice women. Continue reading

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Happiness is Like a Pillow

(This is a bit of a long post, but bear with me — I reach a point eventually). When I was in my early 20s I was in a pretty bad car accident. The kind where you see the wreckage … Continue reading

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2016: The Year of Joy

When I was out running the other day I was thinking about what word I wanted to be my focus for the coming year. Some years I struggle with finding just the right word for me, but this year it … Continue reading

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The Gift of Motherhood

On Sunday,  Lil’ Mo turned 10 years old. She was at her dad’s on the weekend, so although we stopped by his house on Sunday morning for some quick birthday hugs and kisses, we waited until last night to have … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From My 10 Year Old Daughter

So yesterday we got dumped on with another snowstorm. Although annoying, it’s certainly not the worst thing in the world; it is winter, after all, and not like snowstorms should be unexpected for those of us who live in this … Continue reading

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Empowering My Daughters

The older my daughters get, the more complicated this whole parenting thing becomes. It’s funny. I always assumed that once my girls were at a point where they were more self-sufficient and able to take care of themselves that this … Continue reading

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