Tips for Managing Your Work Schedule While Kids Are On Winter Break

It is almost Christmas and winter break starts today! Our schedules will be more relaxed, but it will also be challenging to manage both working at home and the kids.Here are a few suggestions for the next two weeks:...more


I feel a change coming. I’m not sure if that change will be in myself or an event surrounding me but it looms just over the horizon. I do not fear this change. I am oddly calm and ready for whatever is coming. I have already accepted it for what it is and I find myself prepared....more

My Mother, The Hairdresser

When I was young, my mom worked at the K-mart salon, making a living giving perms to the elderly while they were shopping.  I would go to work with her, watching her flawless beauty as she mingled with clients.  She was elegant then, with long hair that reached the bottom of her shoulder blades in waves like the ocean cascading against the sand....more

The Mom Collection

Learning to Love Myself and Sharing It

Looking back as the person I am today it's hard to believe there was a time I hated myself so much. I didn't know I hated myself, it was my normal. I wasn't born feeling that way, it was a feeling that was fostered by an emotionally abusive environment from the people I loved the most and were supposed to love me.  Eventually a time came and I was forced to choose to either let go and endure unimaginable amounts of pain from the loss or hold on to what I could not change and eventually let it destroy me. I choose to live....more
Awesome.  Just awesome.more

Motherhood Unlimited

What is motherhood? Motherhood is not limited to only those who have given birth. Motherhood includes even those who are Aunts, Grandmothers, Godmothers, Motherlike Figures, Adoptive Mother, Foster Mother, etc. It is loving a child with care. It is thinking of someone else besides yourself. It is the joy you feel when looking into your child's face. It is the pride of your baby's first step. It is that feeling when you leave your baby at daycare for the first time or first day of school. It is warmth in your heart when your child is able to form the words I Love You....more

12 Mother's Day Gift Fails


It's Princess Day: A Model For Your Kids

This year on St. Patrick's Day I was taking a shower (in the afternoon, because that's how I roll) and trying to think of something green to wear.  My kids were all downstairs trying to figure out the loopholes of the green code: do shoes count?  What about socks?  Green hair can't count...but what about green eyes?  They were busy plotting and planning who they could pinch within the bounds of the law....more

Hold The Mayo Please

     I recently read a post on Thoughts From Paris called Six Weeks Of No Shampoo written by D.J. Paris (Follow Him on Twitter). He chronicles his attempt to use natural methods of “shampooing” versus the use of a commercial product for six weeks....more

NaBloPoMo Day One

I’m late!!! It’s almost the end of the day and I haven’t been able to think of a single thing to blog about. Weekends are for free ranging thoughts concerning the June theme for NaBlogPoMo, which is “Roots”.Well, my mother arrived today…is that rooty enough?...more