Fifty Shades of Grey... Oops!

Months and months ago, when the world started buzzing about 50 Shades of Grey, Sassymonkey said to me, "I sure hope some mom doesn't get confused and buy Fifty Shades of Grey for her kid, thinking it's Between Shades of Gray." I laughed and said I ...more
Unknowing the content of 50 Shades, I took it along to chaperon the 6th grade field trip to ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 9: Share A Moment and Enter to Win an iPod Touch!

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching July 1. ...more
This 46 year-old-grey-haired-mama of four started a blog not long ago.  So, here is my entry for ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 6: Share A Moment and Enter to Win a Kindle Fire!

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching March 1. ...more
Some families may go to the beach, or amusement park; we entered a 5K race at the Morgan County ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 5: Share A Moment and Enter to Win a Kindle Fire!

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching January 26. ...more
In 2012, I will look for my Life Well Lived Moments in each new freckle, burst of giggles, lost ... more

Tree Traditions

Tell us about your family's tree traditions.  Anyone else looking for the pickle?  Click the link on this week's column on Moms of Faith here: http://momsoffaith.com/2011/12/tree-traditions/ or: http://excusemecanitellyousomething.blogspot.com/2011/12/tree-traditions.html...more
Took me a month to find that darn pickle on the tree after our daughter hid it! :-) Thanks for ... more

"How am I?" I'm mad as hell and it's Parkinson's fault!

I'm mad as hell and it's Parkinson's fault. I'm mad that this stupid disease takes away so many things in my life. I'm mad I can't make jewelry or sew well anymore, I'm mad that everyone use to ask me to address wedding invitations because my handwriting was so pretty, don't anymore because there are days I can't even sign my own name, I'm mad these drugs make me feel, well, drugged! But what makes me more mad than anything is that I can't talk about being mad without people staring at the ceiling or looking at their cuticles or iphone praying for a message to pop up!...more
Oh Lilly... Just finding my way around Blogher (although I have been off and on here for almost ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 3: Share A Moment and Enter to Win $250

Sometimes it is the smallest of moments that have the biggest impact on our lives. Perhaps it's laughing with a good friend because you share a sense of humor. Maybe it is the simple pleasure of a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. It could be the spring in your step and swagger in your walk because you are wearing that pair of boots that you love. What are those little moments in your life that add up to a feeling of Life Well Lived? Please share your Life Well Lived Moments in the comments* below to be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card! ...more
The time my boys, 6 and 8 years old, fought over a cheese stick in my bag while waiting for ... more

BlogHerMoms: Do You Know Where Your YOU Is?

I think it’s also true that being a mother really doesn’t change you all that much. Somewhere underneath all that meal-making and scraped-knee kissing we do, we are still the same 14-, 23- or 37-year-old we’ve always been, trying to find our way and our place in life, to become who we really are, the concentrated orange-juice version of ourselves: rich, potent, bright, and more satisfying....more
Hi Stacy! Just stumbling along the new site and am excited to read your intro. Your comment ... more

Stone Soup Mondays: Best Blog Posts from August 1st to August 8th

Back again for another installment of Stone Soup Mondays, an open thread that collects the best things you read on the Web and compiles them in one space to extend the lifespan of a great blog post by two weeks. If you missed this series in the past, please click here to read more about the impulse behind the idea. ...more