I Confess: I've Used the "N" Word Before

I was going to write a blog post about how I catch myself being extremely negative and thinking I am totally worthless, and in my head, I’ll think, “Nigga, please.” Note: I would NEVER, EVER use this word to refer to another person. I am the person this is directed to, in the privacy of my own home. I use it to snap myself out of feeling anxious or depressed. I take the phrase to mean, “Dude, I love you enough to be honest. You’re being ridiculous and too hard on yourself....more

A Foundation of Integrity

MrsTee"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."  Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)  ...more

Are Other Opinions Influencing the Way You Think?

Do you remember when you were in high school and their was always this one girl that made you second guess how you felt or what you thought?  Somehow as we grow up, this doesn't seem to change no matter how confident or assertive we are as individuals.  You tell yourself, it doesn't affect you, but in all reality, it does.  And many times, it's not necessarily your girlfriend, although it could be.  It might be your mother, your boyfriend, a co-worker......more

How to Raise Children of Integrity

 Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.-H. Jackson Brown, Jr....more

Ways to Thank a Blogger

Ever read a great post on a blog and weren't sure what to do next? Here are ways to say thank you to that person for sharing their heart, ideas, skills, knowledge... etc. ...more
Beautiful and Count on it!more

Teach Your Children Well

I'm gonna have to throw a bullshit flag on this play....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

Using My Own Words to Discuss Plagiarism

My daughters are in 6th and 9th grade.  I know that every year for the past four years they have had at least one report/project of some sort due during the school year.  Sometimes I find out a week in advance, sometimes I find out hours in advance.  Either way, I help when I’m needed, but I make them do their own work.  (and by help I mean I rush to the store and buy everything they need to complete said project and try to find stuff that will work so I don’t have to drive 45 minutes to the nearest Targe...more

Leadership Test: Integrity During The Holidays

The holidays are a stressful time for all of us, when we struggle with work-life balance (or not) and work to serve our business and our families with equal gusto, too often at the expense of ourselves....more

What's Your Confidence Level?

If someone were to ask you to state how confident you are, what would be your response? Ten? So very confident that you easily articulate your point of view, present ideas as required, make decisions swiftly without a lot of second guessing? Or zero? You have no confidence at all since you believe others have desire to hear thoughts and you are hesitant, can't make a decision without wanting to know at least three people's opinions....more