To Tell The Truth

This month on NaBloPoMo the theme is scandal.  Most of the prompts involve lying, being lied to or lying to someone.  I would be surprised if I ran across a completely honest person.  Each and every one of us has told a lie.  Even if it’s a little white lie.  Lying is a  fact of being imperfect humans in an imperfect world.  We learn to do it without prompting or example when we are little in an effort of self preservation.  When my daughters lie to me I can tell without even prodding for the truth....more

Dancing in the Chorus Line

There was a little girl whowanted to be a dancer, a gypsy dancer on Broadway....more

Chickens in the Backyard

There was a little girl whodid not like chickens.Her daddy kept chickens in the backyard,not for long, her mommy saw to that....more

Important Things My Kids Say

If you've been around for more than five minutes,you probably know I'm pretty straightforward. My best friend of 26 years would tell you that, a new friend I just made last week would tell you that. And they'd both be putting it nicely. I have no time for couching words, or passive aggressiveness, or any confusion whatsoever. Is it a positive? Is it a negative? I don't know. Depends on the situation, I guess. I'll let you know statistically in about 50 years....more

Old Enough To Speak?

Walking the line between providing your children with a moral, ethical or cultural compass with which to function in society and allowing them the freedom to form their own opinions and be their own person can be tricky....more

10 Reasons To Get Kids Into The Garden

There is a rumor going around that it may touch 60 degrees in this part of Michigan today. If it does, it will be the warmest day we've had in four months. It has been a long, cold winter and everyone is more than ready for spring!  I'd be willing to bet garden centers all around the area will be bustling, even though it's really too early to trust the warmth....more

Wonderfully Maddening

.Being a parent is wonderful, but at the same time, it’s completely maddening.  As soon as I think all is well and I’m doing pretty well as a parent one of our kids decides to push their limits...more

My Loves and Loathes of Motherhood

As all we mothers know, motherhood is so fulfilling... But it can also be a pain in the ass. I was thinking about all the things that I so love about being a mom (trying to be positive here), but then all of the things that I strongly dislike started popping up to. So, I've compiled a list (two actually) of the top ten loves and loathes that I have about being a mommy. Enjoy:Love:...more

depressed mommy

I am a mother of 4,I am feeling depressed lately as I realize I dont have long left and they will all be out in their own lives and that thought crushes me and I know it shouldnt.My oldest is already gone and lives in another state,who knows when I will ever see her again.Although my youngest is autistic and will be 12 this year I know there is possibility he will always be home,but I always dreamed of my house always full with my kids,friends,family,grandkids one day and just everyone flocking to my home,But now I feel this pain inside as we have moved so far away from any family and frien...more

I Believe

Daily Prompt: I Believe by Krista on March 16, 2014For today’s prompt, tell us three things that you believe in your heart to be true. Tell us three things you believe in your heart to be false.~~~~~~~~Three things that I believe in my heart to be true:1. There is a Higher Power.2. We are all meant to love one another.3. Children are our future.Three things I believe in my heart to be false:1. Most everything I read on the internet.2. Most everything I watch on the news.3. Most everything I hear on talk radio....more