Planning for the Unexpected

A close friend of ours recently lost a loved one (which is why I haven't posted in the past couple of days) and this got me thinking...A LOT!  Since I cycle on the road - with traffic (!) - there is always a chance of something happening to me, whether that be something tragic, or something that would leave me incapable of taking care of myself and/or my child.  My worst fear - and any parents I would assume - is to leave their young child parentless (one or both). ...more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for my husband

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for trialsNovember 12, 2014 By Erin 1 Comment (Edit)...more

Breathless

We were parked haphazardly in a gravel driveway.  If I rolled down the windows and listened hard enough I could hear the faint notes coming from Mrs. Duncan's piano studio. My oldest son was playing. ...more

Remember Our Veterans...

Today's prompt for NaBloPoMo was "if you could eliminate one worry..." off the top of my head, I thought, "money."  Which is 100% true.  If I (we) didn't have to worry about car/student loan/ credit card payments, the day to day stuff would be a breeze....more

Day 10 - My Hero

 I can't remember a time growing up when you weren't there.I can't remember a time when we didn't go fishing....more

What Might Have Been

Dear JB,I can't celebrate my oldest son's birthday without thinking of you because it is yours as well. Or was yours-though you left us a week before you turned eighteen. You would have been twenty-nine this year and I can't help but imagine how differently life would have been had you not beenripped away. ...more

Is there a right way to die?

First, let me preface this with the fact that a) I spent almost all of today in bed. And b) I have pain pills coursing through my system. Because is there a better time to discuss some heavy topic? Well, yes, but today I'm going to assume no....more

Good Grief

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NaBloPoMo Day 2 - The Second One

 I started off life as a journalist.  Writing about what happened to other people.  Taking photos of happened to other people....more

Guided Imagery Tools to Help You

Brenda Coffee@1010ParkPlacehttp://www.1010parkplace.comTwo weeks ago I wrote about how each of us needs to step back from our busy lives and find time to be still; to connect with our voice within. If you’ve never heard that little voice, then you’re not listening. I’m not talking about hearing voices. I’m referring to our internal compass that’s privy to things we’ve forgotten; things we don’t want to remember; the instinctual thing deep inside us that says, “Don’t walk down that street.”...more