Empty Nester Down-Sizing Thirty-Two Years of Memories

Now that my three children have grown and flown the coop—sadly, they no longer fill the hours of my immediate world—I need to accept my new life without them and, even if reluctantly, move forward. As my children will undoubtedly be setting new roots elsewhere and begin collecting memories of their own, I realize that my husband and I need to make some important changes within our home, too....more
souschef No, it was certainly not fun and not easy, but definitely something that needed to be ...more

The Old Grey Mare

NaBloPoMo ~ January 27, 2014 Monday, January 27, 2014 What puts more pressure on you: time constraints or achieving perfection?~~~~~~~~...more
yes, age is creeping up on all of us,more

Simple fixes for the germiest places in your home (and office)

Did you know germs from flushing the toilet can last in the air for up to 2 hours after flushing? Gross!...more

Come On Baby Light My Fire

This week I've been on fire in more ways than one.   I've started Weight Watchers and I've amped up my exercise regimen.  I've also been busy trying to overhaul "my" room.  I want to hang some pictures that have been amassing around the room so I can get more space and get rid of the dust bunnies.  ...more

Don't Believe Every Sampler That You Memorized When You Were 12

There is a poem that ends with the verse: cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow, for children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow. So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep....more

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I like the way you think Barbara - my ...more