"My Dad Was the Pilot of the Space Shuttle Challenger"

Twenty five years ago today, I was a gangly 14 year old 8th grader at Kleb Middle School in Spring, Texas. At 11:39 a.m., I was standing in the lunchroom with my friends eating greasy french fries, rectangular pizza, and drinking Mr. Pibb. My best friend's birthday had been the day before and we were busy planning a weekend celebration. ...more

I remember very clearly a teacher coming into our classroom to tell us the news.

Recently, I ...more

Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures (Competing for Mama)

This post address some of our children's clinginess to their mothers.  Although it can be a hassle, it doesn't have to be so bad.......Clayhttp://tantrumstroublesandtreasures.blogspot.com/2011/01/competing-for-m......more

Guest Post: Your Financial Big Picture: Why Estate Planning is an Investment in Your Family's Future

Background Information I recently noticed this post shared by Danielle G. Van Ess on her Facebook page....more

You've Got To Move It, Move It!

http://projectsupermom.blogspot.com/2011/01/youve-got-to-move-it-move-it.html The second crucial component to so many people's New Year's resolutions to lose weight seems to involve running out and getting a gym membership and trainer...stat! We regulars annoyingly anticipate the influx of newbies, as they take our usual machine or place in class, because we know most of them won't make the cut of lasting much past the beginning of February....more

Motherly Advice

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people....more

Skinny Jeans Are a State of Mind: Fitness Inspiration for the New Year

The new year is a time to turn our thoughts to fitness and renewal. There’s fresh hope that this will be the year we look our best. Sadly, the older we get the fewer calories it takes to run our bodies—making this goal all the less likely. So here’s a New Year choice: Give it up now and save on the gym membership....more

I love this post! It sounds like you are doing awesome! I'm not as brave as you with the half ...more

Bulking Up

http://projectsupermom.blogspot.com/2011/01/bulking-up.html So, you've made your resolutions and promised yourself that this year, unlike all the previous ones, is YOUR year! You've joined a gym or invested in several exercise DVDs and have actually started implementing your workout plan...at least I hope so! You also cleaned out the junk food from your fridge, freezer, and pantry and have swapped out some items with their lower calorie, lower fat counterparts....more

Promises, Promises

 http://projectsupermom.blogspot.com/2011/01/promises-promises.html So, New Year's is a little different for me this year. I am 4-months pregnant, so while I excitedly see "everyone" sharing their New Year's resolutions, I feel a little outside of it all. There won't be any intense workout programs to kick-off...no nutritional cleanses...no programs aimed to get me back into my skinny jeans by the end of the month....more

Food is Friendship! 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, Reclaiming Our Passion Purpose and Sanity!

Food is Friendship! 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose and Sanity!   My mother loves people by feeding them. She stuffs them with good food-meat, usually, with potatoes and dark gravy. The kind of gravy that has become a lost art, perhaps because we spend less time cooking, less time learning our cuts of meat, less time pushing food on loved ones....more

Type 1 diabetes

 The new year is here and the 1 year Anniversary of my oldest daughter Jillian's diagnoses of Juvenile diabetes is just a few days away. It has been a roller coaster year of ups and downs and highs and lows. We have learned so much about this disease, but yet I still feel like I have not grasped it fully. Everyday is not the same, her sugar levels are never perfect and with puberty knocking on our door it will get worse. Having a pre-teen with type 1 scares me but not as much as having a teenager, yikes....more

Wow! I can completely relate to this post. My daughter is 11 and was diagnosed in October of ...more