the life of a fisherman's son. 1928-2009.

I consider myself to be a pretty thankful person. I try to mentally list all the haves in my life before I go to bed at night. It’s my own kind of prayer. My family is always right there at the top of the list, and I never forget to mention my grandparents. This was my first Thanksgiving away from home. Since I just moved to Atlanta, I made the choice to stay in the area for Thanksgiving and go to Virginia for Christmas. Until this year, I’d spent every Thanksgiving at my grandparent’s house in Virginia Beach....more

My grandfather was the son of a fisherman, a fisherman and the father of fishermen (and ...more

The Lessons of NY23 (and NJ and VA)

I've been following these races for quite some time and was glued to the television and Internet as the results came in. A big message was sent to three different entities on election night, a message to:...more

Blogging Mothers

This morning on the WUSA9 News Now show, Liz McConville, the Resource Editor for Washington FAMILY Magazine along with Janine Nickel, a blogger on the Washington FAMILY Magazine web site visited with Peggy Fox about mom bloggers.  The number of moms who are online and blogging has really exploded in recent months. ...more

Great post on the exploding number of blogging Mom's.  We have so much to ...more

Do your kids and teens know about money?

Do your kids understand money? ...more

Making a Difference at Christmas


Advertising Slogans Gone Wild: Scotland,Virginia and DHL

Advertising slogans are supposed to state the main benefits of the brand. Good slogans, make that great slogans, have a distinct personality of their own and are  hard to forget. Scotland used to have such a slogan. It was,"Scotland, the Best Small Country in the World." ...more

Just proves that advertisers can make anything sound like sex.
I entered "Web Teacher" and the ...more

Tossing MickeyDee's Cup of Ice at Driver Gets Mom Two Years Jail

I was working on my Mommy & Family blogroll post for, reviewing other blogs, and talking to a friend of mine on the phone. She lives in New Mexico and asked, "Girl, did you hear about that mom who got two years for tossing a McDonald's cup of ice at another car? ...more

When I referred to "when man" I consider "woman" to be a part of man kind (all things being ...more