Jenniemarie

Being a Type A, crazy overachiever wanna be, it drives me crazy that our families way of life comes down to trial and error. More times than not we are learning from our failures. However you better believe I am determined to get it right.  It is my desire to be an obedient, respectful, and godly wife while simultaneously figuring out how to raise respectful, responsible productive kids who discover and pursue their God-given gifts sooner than later.

My Father Is an Addict

I lost my dad to addiction. He is still alive, but the person I knew as my dad was swallowed whole by addiction years ago and most likely will never be seen or heard from again. ...more
This totally hits home.  I just posted about my the 14th anniversary of my dad's death. A death ...more

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
scribler  Thank You. I often play the 'I am the same age as" game.  It is hard not to. I have a ...more

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
Fatcatpaulanne  Sorry for you loss too.  I see my daddy slightly in physical attributes and ...more

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
melaflin  {Hugs} The year of first is hard.  We are all stronger than we realize.more

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
inevertoldher  No they shouldn't.  Helped take the morbid out of funeral pre-planningmore

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
Rita Arens  Thank Youmore

Why Am I Feeling Guilty For Being A Stay-At-Home Mom?

I am addicted to the internet. And especially iPad apps. There I said it. That is the first step. But wait, I refuse to stop. I have a Facebook personal page and a Bell On Heels fan page. I tweet. I Instagram. I troll Pinterest. I adore watching Jimmy Fallon clips on You Tube and sometimes I read books on my Kindle app. I search real estate sites because my home is listed on the market and a girl has to be ready when THE offer is made. I read blogs on Mamapedia, BlogHer and BlogLovin. I shop for children’s clothes at Gap.com. And all those other trendy children sites. ...more
You are not alone. I too am in the transition phase and share the guilt. Every time I think of ...more
: Do you have friends birthday parties for your kids. Do you have an invite limit? How soon in advance do you send out invites. HELP!
: Do you have friends birthday parties for your kids. Do you have an invite limit? How soon in advance do you send out invites. HELP!

After Years of Being Forced to Celebrate Without a Mom, I Loathe Mother’s Day

I loathe Mother’s Day. I know that may seem peculiar since I am a mother myself, but I have not always been. I grew up without a mom, and this day was a reminder every year that while everyone was celebrating their mommies, I was not. I was not the poor kid whose mom died or even the kid whose mom was in prison. Their moms had no control over their absence. (Okay maybe the mom in prison could have made better choices, but that is besides the point.) I was the kid who’s mom abandoned her -- and no one really knew....more
 @thedoseofreality You're Welcome :)more