7 writing (and life) lessons I learned from playing Civilization V

I’m not exactly what you would call a gamer, but God of War taught me some time ago that I am far from immune to gaming’s addictive charm. Since that heady period of 3am bedtimes and caffeine-infused mornings, I’ve stumbled upon a strategy game called Civilization V…and there’s no turning back....more

Lessons From The Grave

BOOM BOOM GIRL  The other day I was driving along the bayou with a friend.driving-driving-drivinggab-gab-gabThe weather was fine.The livin' was easy.My travel companion mentioned, in passing, that the 1950's Hollywood starlet/bombshell/hot mess Jane Mansfield, had died 'just over there'....more

The epiphany.

She raised three children on her own.  A single mom years before the term was defined. My Uncle, my Aunt and my MomWere all raised by the Mother of all Mothers.   Her husband was an alcoholic....more

What Running Has Taught Me ~ Success and The Jingle Bell Run 2013

Long overdue, but finally: The Jingle Bell Run 2013.ANDWhat Running Has Taught Me ~ Finding Success in Every Effort The Jingle Bell Run 2013....more

What Running Has Taught Me ~ Shoes

 I know there are a gazillion websites and blogs that talk about the greatness of running. I read them too.  But since I have started running again, after my 3 month break, I have learned some valuable life lessons....more

How I Create My Life ...I Dance One Step at a Time

Here is the way I start my mornings ~ Choreographing one step at a time ….I BELIEVE IN PINKI BELIEVE THAT LAUGHINGIS THE BEST CALORIE BURNERI BELIEVE IN KISSINGKISSING A LOTI BELIEVE IN BEING STRONGWHEN EVERYTHING SEEMSTO BE GOING WRONGI BELIEVE THAT HAPPY GIRLSARE THE PRETTIEST GIRLSI BELIEVE THAT TOMORROWIS ANOTHER DAY ANDI BELIEVE IN MIRACLES ...more

18 Lessons I Hope They Learn By 18

We all have that picture in our head when our children are born of what they will grow up to be. By the time they reach school age we hope they make it to High School in one piece. With the teen years approaching my oldest two, I just hope they make it to 18, alive, not pregnant and with some sense of right and wrong. If I can get at least that, I have been successful. It's funny how you start out with "your kid is going to discover a cure for cancer: and wind up at, "as long as she doesn't get knocked up I'm happy". That is where I am now....more

How Having a Preemie Changed Me

It dawned on me the other day when I was talking with another preemie mom that I am not the same person as I was before. Our experience changed me. I think mostly for the good... ...more
@Linda W Clarke That's wonderful! I also found myself becoming more spiritual during Jax's time ...more

Believe in Something Larger than Life!

You know that feeling you get when something happens and suddenly your senses start tingling and you think to yourself... Wow! I think that was supposed to happen because it was meant to. ...more
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