A Priceless Life

A friend posted a graph on Facebook today outlining the breakdown of wealth in America (Spoiler alert! Only 1% owns 43%) along with a link (http://whatever.scalzi.com/2005/09/03/being-poor/) to a very insightful list of what it really looks like to be poor. I commented when I shared the list that the list can only be understood by those living it so, preaching to the choir and all. Those in a position to cause change simply cannot relate except in the abstract....more
 @ColleenDick VERY well stated. The big lies that everyone can (and does) have the latest IPhone ...more

Counting Every Stroke

Counting All of My StrokesWhen hubby and I met in a Yahoo chat room called Golf, I kind of knew that golf would be a integral part of our relationship.  Golf was good for a while, he was always just a little better than me, enough to make me try hard to score lower than he did.  Back then, we counted every stroke.   ...more
 @HomeRearedChef That is JUST what I needed to hear.  Thanks for the encouragement Virginia, you ...more

'Brutally Honest Real Mom' or BS?

I've come to realize that I think I'm alone in this mom world.This isn't a pity party post, don't worry. It's pretty eye opening....more
@BlogHerMoms It won't let me post a comment. Someone once said "those who are brutally honest ...more

Truth is in the Mind of the Beholder

Yesterday's BlogHer NaBloPoMo prompt intrigued me: Would you rather always know the truth or remain blissfully ignorant sometimes?...more
 @victorias_view  I agree. I want to know the "truth"... my big dilemma was, "What is the ...more

Jessica's Painful Truth Month

In the interest of building the life of my dreams, I have been working very hard - but it takes more than hard work to make major changes.I have to be honest with myself about where I am, where I want to be, and what I'm willing to do to make those changes. I'm finding that it's also helpful to be honest with everyone else about my intentions. It cuts back on unintentional undermining and misunderstandings.Yesterday I posted my first Painful Truth. I will post one each day for 30 days. I will share it on Facebook, in this blog, and on Twitter....more

Say what needs to be said

Say what needs to be said It's not easy to tell the truth, but it's w...more

Social Blooming

Social Blooming presents depends for men, reliable and always there to prevent accidents. Kidding, social blooming was created to help creep into the minds of others, identify social issues, and bluntly layout the comments of my choosing. I find different social settings to be intriguing and lessons, no matter if they are positive or negative. As long as I have learned something, the experience was well worth the pain or joy. There are 3 rules that help me succeed with everything. Never fight with loved ones over finances - money always comes and goes...more
I have a question for everyone who reads this blog today. How often do you think of someone else ...more

The M Word

I am a Mother.I grew up with a less than ideal view of motherhood.Because of that, I tend to look at the whole journey of parenthood in a different way than most.I don't try to mold my children into my way of life. I accept that raising children demands a series of never-ending changes. It requires flexibility and patience.A sense of humor is necessary for survival. The older I get, the more I realize that my children need me to be honest.Honest in a way that is gentle and kind. I try to be aware of my shortcomings and failures....more

letting go of the hurt

I'm trying so hard to push this past Saturday into a bag and forget about it.  I started with trying to be normal Karen last night, cracking jokes, but talking about normal things when there isn't an elephant in the room is really hard!  ...more
@KarenLynnn Of course I found you :)more