Share Your World – 2013 Week 45

What was the most important event in your life last week?Last week involved a series of hospital and doctor visits for my entire family, including me. But, I think the most important one was my dad's successful recover from his lung biopsy.  The area where they punctured his lung is still tender, but he is in good spirits....more

Home for the Holidays

It has been 19 years since I last celebrated Christmas with my family on Guam. So much time has passed, recalling holiday celebrations from childhood by memory is difficult without visual aids or stories shared by my sister, Melissa.Why, you may ask, has it been so long? That’s a good question....more

Where did Christmas go? Why didn't I see it leave?

The kids and I just watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Its one of my favorite movies.  Jim Carrey does a great job being Grinchy.  He's mean, vile, stinky, and lacks the Christmas spirit completely.  I mean he eats glass and his dirty socks run away from him.  He steals presents, trees, and even the last can Who Hash....more

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Paths Read More

 Across the Bored, has a 14 day Two Cents Tuesday challenge. The theme this go around is PATHS.  Everyone today seems to be going somewhere in a hurry – “Where do the paths lead in your world?” ...more

The 5 Stages of CrazyTown When You Keep Your Kids Out After Bedtime

Tonight, my husband and I made the mistake of leaving the house after dinner. For anyone else out there with small children, that are somewhat scheduled like mine, then you will know for sure that leaving the house after dinner is almost always a mistake. I would say, 99.9% of the time....more

The best Nana.

Mom was the full time caregiver for our children.I never had to have a stranger care for my kids.Not once.This was very important to me.Mom didn’t want her grandbabies with strangers either. ...more
Denise It's all true.  I  still have those little reports.more

Sibling Rivalry is Never Dead

One of my favorite childhood memories is when my brother decided to drag me across the carpeted gymnasium at church in front of his friends. That was fun. Kidding. That was horrible, and I had the carpet burns to prove it. But, I get it, he was trying to be manly at the time…or something.  Being 5 years my senior, there really wasn’t much rivalry there. No, it was more of a dictatorship. Older brother always wins against 3 younger sisters....more

5 Tips On How To Be Your Own Bestfriend

Girlfriends for life! ...more

Let The Words Fall Out - Jealousy

Say what you wanna sayAnd let the words fall outHonestly I wanna see you be brave...more

Anytime This Week and My Thoughts

Tuesday.December 3, 2013. It's 10:20am here in the Philippines.I had my hopefully-last-check-up appointment with my OBgyn yesterday, December 4,2013. She wrote: FOR ADMISSION ANYTIME in my Pregnancy/Motherhood Notebook. That means within the week my second baby will come out and welcome the world. My due date is on December 8, 2013....more