The Mother/Daughter Dynamic + Caregiving

Mom’s been talking about buying these barstools for under the counter for a few months now. She wanted chairs with a height control so her elderly body wouldn’t have to crouch to sit down. Mom’s been saving up to buy them....more
"Investing too much time and swear words." Funny line, good article! That's all heavy stuff you ...more

The Complexity, Joy and Pain of Human Interaction

Our lives are not easy.  ...more
Life Breath Present  Indeed they are! Well said.more

My Own Worst Enemy

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Would you say that you are your own best friend?~~~~~~~~Am I my own best friend? No, that would be my hubby. My status would be that ‘I am my own worst enemy’. I tend to ‘beat myself up’, but my hubby helps me turn my thoughts around and see the reality of the situations....more

Just one word?

Romans 8:28 - "God Works All Things Together. And we know God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them."  (nlt).  The other day my wonderful teenage daughter came home from school and asked me to describe myself and my most important role in this world in one word. ...more
Enjoyed reading this, I too have some of your same thoughts as a Christian, a ...more

Writing My Scars. Why I Share too Much in my Blogs.

I am a strangely private person. I say that because I keep my 'stuff' close to the vest. I'm not one to let people know if something is going on with me. I don't share my problems, or discuss my difficulties. However, once I gain a little understanding and truth about my process, I will share it all. Down to the last gory detail. Showing every bump, bruise and scar. Why? Because I am supposed to. I have to. It's my job. It's my call. I wouldn't be me if I didn't....more

When You're Strong... No One Asks If You're Okay

I receive texts, voicemails, emails, facebook messages, etc. all day long... every single day. Majority of them start off as... Not having a good day... can you listen? OMG s/he is driving me insane! Help!! Do you have a minute? I need your advice about... Deal fell through... need help escaping this funk... What do you do when your child does... ...more

Insert Awkward Silence *Here*

It happens to me every time I am explaining what I do to one of my friends, an acquaintance, family members, or a friend of a family member. I tell people I am working, that's not bullshit. I feel like I am working. I spend hours in front of my computer working on all things that relate to Proud Working Moms - dreaming up ways to help all of the legions of hard working moms. My goal is to help encourage, inspire, and make our fellow PWM's smile. It seems simple enough and worthy of support from those around me. Yet this is how the conversation always goes:...more

Why I became a Travel Blogger

Travel blogging does not always mean making tons of money, getting ‘free’ trips to locations around the world, ‘free’ accommodation or many others things you may think it means. I say ‘free’ because a fellow travel blogger, Kelly Ella Maz made a great point, “Nothing’s quite for ‘free’” It’s usually more so an exchange, not free. :)That part takes hard work and commitment, but it is possible!...more