New to BlogHer - CloseKids.com

Juse learning about BlogHer from Ree at the #PioneerWoman.Recent article in the paper about raising children to have a great relationship as adults....more

The Wonder of Childhood Memories and Car Rides

Click here for my blog post.I reminice about childhood memories, including car rides, and wonder how memory works and what my kids are storing away...sweet post for the thoughtful reader...more

Birthday Party Guilt

I am always trying to find new outlets for my mommy guilt.  I just can't get enough of it.  Right now it's my girls' birthday party, or parties.   I'm not sure which, and that's the problem.  ...more

Can You Hear Me Now?

What is with children and their hearing? Mine cannot hear a word I say. I will be speaking to them 2 feet in front of them and they carry on as if no one has said a word. Seriously. The do not look at me, nod their head or acknowledge me in any way. They just continue doing whatever it is I am telling them not to do. Such as, jump on the couch; climb up the banister; slide down the stairs; try to kill their sister; write on the walls; yell; scream or throw things. These are their favorite things to do, and clearly against the rules....more

Does Dr. Phil Do Hormone Therapy?

 Well it's still cold down here in "sunny" Florida. It's gotten so bad that I've become accustomed to wearing my Uggs to bed at night. I had a $400 electric bill last month so I'm opting not to turn the thermostat above 60 this month. It's a little hard to bear around here since we do live in Florida and that means the kids think it's t-shirt and shorts weather year around. I'm the one that looks a bit out of place with my 3 shirts, a sweater, jeans, Uggs, and a sweater coat on....more

on grief

The things people say...

 We spent Wednesday evening in the ER with littlest after he suffered from his second febrile seizure. Heath was home alone with the boys when it happened, as I was on my way to my weekly Teen MOPS meeting at church. ...more

The Trimesters of Life - SAHM Project - Entry Six

Pregnancy and I have a love/hate relationship. I am not one to have an easy time with pregnancy in the first trimester. I'm the mama with her head in the toilet, the trash can, the parking lot of Target, the random grocery bag I find lying in my car. It's just not a pretty thing. There is no beauty, no poise, no food left in my stomach. But it is also during this time that I am most excited at the prospect of this new little life inside of me. ...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Interracial Dating

I had originally posted the following on my go-to site www.MIAMIurbanlife.com as a forum discussion after being selected to be a discussion panelist for a live community panel following an off-Broadway show for next week.While my main goal is to see the thoughts and experiences of my local community at first, I figured I would expand the discussion to the open web hoping some would be brave enough to share. I haven't received as much feedback as I have been hoping for considering most of my forum discussions usually take off right away....more