Good Enough

 If being an expert at something, anything, was all I needed to feel accomplished...well, I am not an expert at anything. I am a know-it-all but that is not the same thing. You know what I am really good at? Listening. I am not ever in a rush to blurt out my greatest ideas ever, until you are quite finished telling me your greatest idea ever. ...more

Lesson learned: fear imbedded

Two blogging days combined into today because I am going on a short trip tomorrow and I won't be blogging. write about a lesson learned at a young age and who taught it to you. write about a childhood fear and if you overcame it or why you may still have it.Great....more

When I grow up.....

 When I was a kid, did I want to have the same job or a different job than my parents did...?...more

Coolest Job Ever.

When I was a kid, what did I think was the coolest job ever?I always pretended to be a teacher. My older sister was the greatest pretend teacher ever. So I copied her. She is now going on her 26th year of teaching. (She will correct me if I am wrong about the number of years). She still loves teaching. ...more

Barbie's Dreamhouse

Which commandment is it that speaks to "coveting"? Today's prompt is about a friend's toy that you wished you had. My friend had a Barbie Dreamhouse. She had lots of cool Barbie stuff. She was very fortunate. I remember my jealousy being so big and so overwhelming. Carol was my best friend. Hands down, the closest friend I had. Now mind you, my parents were friends with her parents. “Parents” meaning my mother and father, and then after the divorce, my mother and step monster. So we were together A LOT. ...more


 Today's prompt concerns gossip. I do it. I feel bad after. Sometimes. Sometimes I don't. But I am not blogging about gossip today. I am currently grooving on a song by a young artist named Jamie Lawson. It is called,"I wasn't expecting that". Here are the lyrics. But you need to hear his voice....more
I am fighting the good fight no matter what. Thank you for reading.more

I wish I could make her understand

Is there anything I wish I could make? Sure. many things. But most importantly, I wish I could make my children understand. Understand how important certain things are and how UNIMPORTANT others are. And how NOT to confuse the two. Best of luck to me. Ok thank you very much. (mic drop) ...more

A fatwa

Do you know what a fatwa is? Have you declared one on anything? Is it a weird word? Is the concept so foreign to you that after you verified the definition, you were horrified by it? ...more

Dish about thievery

1 in 6 kids under 18 have stolen something. Surprised? I'm not. ...more

Thirteen starts

I am faced with a daunting task. I need to write my letter to my newly minted teenager. I am stressed. I have begun this letter at least 13 times. No lie. It always comes out wrong. Much like most of our conversations lately. I say something and you scoff or roll your eyes or fully dismiss me with a tone that bores right through me. ...more