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Women In The 21st Century: Reliving The Sixties In Your Sixties

No one but a boomer can understand just what living life in the 21st Century is like to someone who lived through that period of radical change. Prior to the hip generation women were given little freedom and had fun only when it was comfortable for the family....more

The Waiting

Our family is in that difficult time that all cancer patients and their loved ones get to experience–the waiting. We are grateful that at least Dan is feeling good right now. But, the waiting is hard....more

A Day in the Life of a Cancer Patient Part 3

My book, Facing Cancer as a Friend: How to Support Someone who has Cancer, is available on as a paperback or Kindle.Sign up for my free newsletter to learn more about living with cancer. ...more

10 Bible Verses for the Worried Parent

Have you ever noticed how many Bible verses there are with the word "fear" in them?Just the other night, I woke in a complete panic because I thought I heard gunshots.  There was no reason for me to believe it was gunshots: I live in a very quiet neighborhood, it was the week of the 4th of July, people shoot off firecrackers... (all week long).  There was no reason to fear, except that our country was in the midst of an internal war, and people were being murdered daily.  And that was reason enough for me to fear....more

What I'm Seeing, Hearing, Doing, & Reading

This series is designed to share some of the great things I've found on the web over the last few weeks. I'll be posting this series every month on the last Wednesday. I hope you find some things in here to spark your thinking, bring some inspiration, or even introduce you to something new and wonderful or exciting....more

Week Planning + FREE Printables

If you're anything like me, then a week may seem relatively far off. Yet, any mother knows that a week can go by more quickly than a bullet train if you're not prepared. And, this week won't be any different.Let's look at the few things that are normal which need checked off: grocery shopping, meal planning, meal preparation and cooking, sweeping, washing clothes, cleaning bathrooms, tidying the house, and hanging with the boys. A short, yet oh so repetitive list!...more

4th of July Recipe Roundup

A recipe roundup of some of our favorite foods for 4th of July celebrations!  This year is just flying by so quickly! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the year and y’all know what that means? Yep, Christmas is right around the corner.But let’s not hurry up the winter holidays just yet. We still have to celebrate one of Summer’s favorite holidays, 4th of July.4th of July is all about celebrating our independence and freedom here in America.My favorite memories from 4th of July are of pool parties, spending time with family and friends, dad lighting up the grill, and trying to stay cool with frozen treats and drinks. And then at nightfall, we would light off the fireworks, my favorite being the sparklers.Oh, how I loved to run around the yard with sparklers in both hands! If I did that now, I’d probably step in a hole and break my hip if I were to do that this year!As with most holidays, it’s really all about the food and drinks. And this year, you don’t have to worry because I’ve got that part covered for you. Well, along with some help from my friends over at Culinary Content Network.I’ve rounded up some of their favorite summer recipes, along with a few from myself, to help make your 4th of July get together a blast....more

Mama Miah!

Mama Miah! A journey on motherhood, parenting, baby health care and everything in between... ...more