I don’t remember exactly how old I was when my parents first gave me a key to our house. What I do remember, though, is that it is the one key that has never left my keychain. Our lives are constantly changing. We live various places until we finally settle down and drive different cars […]
“We Do” … Again! We celebrated our “1 year, 3 months and 20 days” (476 days) anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony officiated by the “King” while in Vegas last week. When we initially began planning our wedding, we wanted fun and simple. Las Vegas seemed perfect. It was second marriages for both of us […]
In the war against the battle of the bulge, a new army has formed. The Unit: Fellow overweight-but-determined-to-get-healthy comrades from around the world. Mandatory Fatigues: Sports bra and sneakers. The Weapon: Unconditional support and motivation from women you have never met – and probably never will. I don’t know who had the courage to post […]
I am a good mother. In fact, being a mother is my proudest accomplishment. My children are my world. I can honestly say that there is not another mother in the world who could ever love their children as much as I love mine. Well, except for YOU. Isn’t that how we all, as mothers, […]
The only thing that leveled the playing field among everyone who went to my high school was that we all wore the same uniform. Like most schools, there were the typical cliques – the popular kids, the jocks, the brains, the nerds, the loners, and “other.” I think I fell into the “other” category. I […]
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 […]
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.