Celebrate, eh??

Happy Canada Day!!...more

You gotta stick with your lie

My son is not a good bluffer. Every time we play UNO, he lets out shouts of  "yes!" and "you guys are going down!" in reaction to the cards that he is dealt. And when I do catch him in a lie, he has at least a dozen little fidgety facial ticks and moves that gives him away....more

The Truth About Lying

In conversations with women, lying comes up a lot. I find that often times people are let down in relationships through lying and deceit. This is just the way things happen, but it doesn’t need to be the way you carry yourself.As men, we don’t have to compromise ourselves to live the lives we want to. We can get whatever it is that we want by being totally real with ourselves and others.There are two major problems with lying to others:1.)  If you have to lie to others, you are saying to yourself that the truth is not good enough....more

When Crafts Go Wrong: How I Made an Accidental Egg Cosy

It's slightly later than planned, but as promised here is my post about when crafts go wrong....more

Be Honest (Week 4)

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” William Shakespeare All’s Well That End Well This post is not about how we interact with others but how we interact with ourselves. Honesty, like love, starts with self. It sets the foundation of who we are....more

The Four "C"'s to a Happier Marriage

There are four things in a marriage that need to be on track in order to have a happy marriage. Okay, there are more than four, but there are four BIG things that, when in order, can change the entire mood of your relationship. (Luckily, I was able to think of synonyms that all started with c's!)...more

Lying to our sons

There are the lies that I intentionally tell my son: The tooth fairy, Santa, that dinosaurs come alive at night. And then there are the lies that I don't mean to tell my son, like that I will be home from work on time....more

Looking to join Fiverr?

You are looking to make some extra money and the word "Fiverr" comes up.What is Fiverr?Fiverr is a community where you can find online work or find someone to complete a job for you. Fiverr jobs are called "gigs" and the cost starts at $5.Fiverr is a community of people all over the world who are willing to do anything from draw a pictures to call someone.What can I offer as a job?...more

But Honestly...

I am sorry to say that honesty appears to no longer be a valued virtue in our society.  Many of us stretch the truth to the breaking point or even make up outrageous stories to get what we want, whether it be some type of advantage or just to avoid the consequences of a previous misdeed.  The illegality of fraud seems to have been reduced to little more than a technicality....more

The start of something

Stuttering is never the first thing I bring up. If I stumble at the grocery store or getting a haircut, I usually walk away never mentioning, “By the way, I stutter.” Maybe it’s too much work; maybe the person on the other side of the awkwardness really doesn’t care. I often wonder what would happen if I talked about it more. Then I think it would annoy people. You know, because we all have something uncomfortable about us, something that’s awkward to bring up publicly. What’s so special about me?But maybe just talking about it…could be the start of something....more