NaPloBoMo Day 1 - Barbie Dolls and Power Rangers

Daily Prompt taken from BlogHer: What was the one toy that a friend had that you wished you had when you were little? I was not allowed to play with Dolls.My Momma thought they were absurdSo everyday I'd try and stealA look at my neighbor's Barbie's curls.Try growing up with a Mom like mineWho went through hell in the 70sMarching out into the streetsYelling, "Down with the dictatorship!"...more

Halloween and NaBloPoMo 2015!

Welcome back to my blog! Today is November 1st, which is not only the day after Halloween, but the first day of NaBloPoMo--National Blog Posting Month!! ...more
jdurham74 Thanks so much for your lovely comment! Yeah, the ballroom was pretty fun. :) Best of ...more

When Even Your Kids Know What NaBloPoMo Means

I can't get my family's morning cinnamon rolls started just yet.Today's morning paper will have to sit on the counter until this is posted. I know we need juice and applesauce from the store, and before lunch, but our Target run will have to wait. Everyone who lives with me knows it's November 1 and that's the same thing as saying NaBloPoMo....more
Great post!! I don't do NaBlo every year, but I am this year. I've been blogging since 2005, but ...more

NaBloPoMo or No?

NaBloPoMo or No?NOVEMBER 1, 2015 ~ LEAVE A COMMENT ~ ...more

NaBloPoMo Is Here! Post Every Day in November, and Win a Pass to the BlogHer Conference!

Join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on this November by committing to post every single day this month! Every November, thousands of bloggers commit to posting daily. But it's about much more than getting that post up — it's about community and connection. It's also about honing your craft, challenging yourself, and taking your blog to the next level. And we're going to help you do that. ...more

Leave The Gun, Take The Cannoli

 About our move to Costa Rica, my darling fr...more

Melting lessons

That moment is frozen in a space that is beyond time or a running pace.It's impact hit and ran ongoing tremors though every day that I wake. ...more

Clumsy lessons

"I am not good at everything I attempt to do.""I'm not an expert.""This feels clumsy." ...more

Gardening lessons

 Sometimes the earth is hard. The soil is dry and covered in clay. Water is in short supply and seeds fail to grow. But in the face of such harsh reality,...more

Crying lessons

Have you ever started to sing a song, perhaps a hymn or another favorite, and find yourself caught up in such a wave of emotion that singing is impossible? The tune that you adore can't be sung as your breath is hijacked from the emotion that just so happens to be pouring from your eyes?I met a fellow this week that came to me for an answer to that question. Why do these hymns I love and know by heart always cut to the chase and bring tears to my eyes?...more