Can you name an unsung hero in your life? Or can you be one?

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” ~ Albert Camus...more

How to Talk About Life Insurance With Your Family

Sometimes it’s easier not to talk about certain things even though you know you should.  Having conversations with loved ones about the future and what would happen to them if you should die is not easy to think about and even harder to discuss but it’s really important… so, Let’s Talk……it’s not as hard as you think....more

Today I woke up...

Today I woke up.  Today I woke up sad.  Today I woke up.Sad, according to Merriam-Webster, means " affected with or expressive of grief or unhappiness."  Unhappy.  Hmmm.  Perhaps that could describe the lack of joy I feel today?  No, I am not unhappy but rather not happy....more

Monday again?

It's Monday, a good day to start something new, don't you think?  I've been wanting to start a blog for awhile now and found BlogHer and thought it looked that the right place to be!  If anyone has any advice for a new blogger, I'd love to hear it! I was really hopeing to write more, but my 3 year old has just told me he cleaned his Thomas track with crayons, so I guess I'm out of luck for now....more
Welcome! BlogHer is a wonderful community and we look forward to seeing more of you! The best ...more

Sometimes I'm Superwoman, But Mostly I'm Just Me

This is another piece off of my blog. Come check me out! :) ...more

LifeQuote Awareness Campaign Helps Families Learn the Importance of Life Insurance

As proud supporters of Life Insurance Awareness Month 2011 (LIAM), LifeQuote took a proactive approach and kicked off its own educational video campaign to help people understand the importance of having life insurance coverage. As a market leader in the online life insurance quoting business, we believe that an educated insurance consumer makes the best client....more

The Last Days of Summer

A labor-less weekend, that is what we had.  Our hearts were set on the highway, it was joyful expectation we craved.With night upon us, we layed  our weary heads down for rest.  We awoke to a day with overcast skies yet we still saw the beauty of the morning....more

The letter that had to be written, once.

Dear Rocket, You came into this world the way you’ve remained, perfectly. You came two days before you were due (always the gentleman), in a birth that felt like the sunrise. “Turn around,” she said, “pick up your son” and you swam and I lifted and kissed you and we locked eyes and you took air and took me. Pink ball of perfection. They asked me how I felt, I said "ecstatic." You were so beautiful you took my breath away. How could it be? This boy. My son? My son. Your sister named you “Rocketship” before you were born....more

You Might Be THE RENAISSANCE MAN...But You Are NOT Making The Wedding Cake!

David is the one who originally gave Robby the name of, "Renaissance Man".  When he first called him this, Robby looked at him questioningly..."What do you mean by that?", he asked.  Well, you see, it is known by all that Robby will NEVER say that he can't do something.  And I must admit that I haven't seen anything he CAN'T do.  He can build things (including a boat he is working on...), cook things, teach me to knit, help Caitlin and me pick out great shoes (his taste is impeccable...) and just about anything he sets his mind to do.  Admitting all of this, however...more

My Truck Is Filthy...

Nothing new. My truck was filthy yesterday, and the day before that and the week  before that. For some reason I feel guilty when my truck is dirty. I have no idea why. I am usually the only one in my truck that cares about it's cleanliness. Today that all changed, I am over the guilt. Because you know what? The world isn't gonna end because there is dirt on the floor. My children won't love me less. I won't lose my job because of it. My dog doesn't care if his hair is all over the place. He knows he belongs. ...more