There are just a few days left before most of us make the obligatory New Year’s promises that we may or may not keep. For me, like many, while the intention of sticking to these goals is strong, the will may be (sometimes) weak. I propose the following: choose one realistic thing that would make […]
Archives for December 2013
First of all, Merry Christmas to all. And for that matter, “Happy Everything” to everyone (whatever holiday you may celebrate this time of the year). Today, I turn 40-years-old. While some dread this milestone, I welcome it with open arms. This is the first day of the rest of my life. Until now, I have […]
Maggie folded up her Christmas list and left it for Jingles (Elf on the Shelf) to bring to Santa Claus. She never thought I would even see it. Took the folded up paper and put it in my bag a few days ago. Just opened it. And now, I am crying at work.
I figure we have another year or two before our oldest doesn’t want to hang out with us all at the mall. Until then, say “cheese” kids…you too, Santa!
“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud (drawing by Maggie!)
I am a little late to the table in the “30 days of Thanks” Facebook daily sharing going around, so I am giving you one big serving all at once. We are all (hopefully) thankful for the usual suspects: husband, children, family, friends, health, career, etc., but sometimes it’s the little things that we take […]
This is Maggie – my daughter who came up with the name “Happily Ever Laughter.” Diagnosed on the Autism spectrum when she was just 18 months old, Maggie always seemed sad and disengaged (see photo on left). Now, while still…ummmm….quirky, she is a beautiful, happy young lady who lights up every room and has her […]
The Top 5 Lessons I learned from my new friend Ashley (a twenty-something mom-to-be, journalism major and all-around fabulous person) in M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I 1) You don’t “start your car” … you “crank it.” And in the grocery store, you push along your “buggy” … not your shopping cart. Fantastic. 2) A 350 person wedding can take […]