Thoughtfulness Thursday: Daughters be good to your Mothers

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Daughers be good to your Mothers With Mother's Day approaching, I thought I'd share an article that I found this post about the 30 Signs Your Mother is the Best Person in Your Life:

The Mommy Filter

I'm going to tell you one of the secrets of motherhood.  You will never feel more beautiful in your life (and simultaneously unbeautiful, but I'll save that for another post).  It's morning.  I have just rolled out of bed at the sound of the boys stirring.  I head down the hall and go in to wake up L for the day.  As soon as he sees me his face lights up and he jumps up and climbs over his bed towards me.  "Good morning Mommy!" he proclaims excitedly....more

A to Z Challenge: On Offspring

We get a lot from our parents.  Not just our genetic makeup, but our values and traditions.  Our self-esteem and our value.  They help us gain confidence and set the example for how we should live our lives.  I've been thinking about my mother a lot recently.  Especially since I started counting calories and working harder on living a healthier life style....more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Mommyhood Isn't Glamorous II

I love when I find a blog post that relates so well to my life that I could have written it myself. This is that article: ...more

Two Years

My Mom left me two years ago today.There is not a day that goes by that I don’t miss her and/or think of her. Perhaps it’s because my Brother Bob and I took care of her for close to five years after she slipped into dementia.There is so much I know she experiences from a higher vantage point: her children, her Philadelphia grandsons,her sister, her family,her church.I am sad because she never got down here with Jim and me,but am taking some comfort she’s up there,watching with my Dad....more

Revitalize Your Monthly Calendar by Karen Campos

Pecked2DeathByChcknsYou go girl! I love real calendars in any form, wall or planner style! ...more

It All Starts When You Don't Have Cabbage Indicator

 I'm sorry, I really am, but I am so not the type to keep Red Cabbage Indicator in my house. I never hear of it before today. And since, our local target didn't seem to be stocking it, I quickly searched for Red Cabbage Juice Indicator, how to make on my phone (while in the middle of Target) mind you.I used this one (recipe)All you need (you do need pots, but we all have them) is Cabbage (Red)...more

Holiday Gift Guide for the Moms in Your Life

So I have decided to make up some gift guides for the holidays. I know many people struggle with what to buy people for Christmas and that's part of the reason they go out and buy gifts on Christmas Eve. Of course, this isn't the only reason, some people are just procrastinators... cough me...cough. I have been getting progressively better with buying gifts ahead of time though, this year we will probably all have it completed on time. HOORAY! ...more
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Old School Blog Post

Remember when Facebook put Notes out for the very first time and shortly thereafter came the explosion of quizzes/surveys that were especially useful whenever I was trying to write a paper or do some research or something… you know, the things in my life that were completely unimportant but only led to a degree… or two… or something like that ...more

Loving back words...

When I was defrocking my mother's home this past weekend, I came across some plaques that some of us had given her. Ever practical, I thought that some of these plaques honoring mother or father might be reused by some Goodwill shopper. I had gathered a few of them together to dust when I happened to notice a message handwritten across the back of one. The front said a simple "There is no friend like Mother and no Mother quite like you," but the back words were much more specific and personal in their expression of love:...more