A Little Piece of Me Dies Every Time I Get a Voicemail

A lot of my friends give me a hard time because I don’t check my voicemail regularly ever....more
Ugh. I HATE voicemails. 99% of them are from my mom. "Just trying yo catch you..." My phone ... more

8 Simple Rules For Moms Visiting Their Adult Children

Yesterday, I had the experience of hosting my mother for the day while she visited with Firecracker. Without giving away too many personal facts, I'll just say that the best part of the visit is that I now have a new blog post subject. So, here is a list of 8 Simple Rules for Visiting Your Adult Daughter (Or Son). This isn't a cry for sympathy, but just a simple "How To," I hope to remember when Firecracker is grown. I tried to make it a little funny, but it's probably too serious....more
@TinaHuston I'm sorry you're so unhappy in your life and bitter.  You seem to have anger issues ... more

8 Simple Rules For Moms Visiting Their Adult Children

Yesterday, I had the experience of hosting my mother for the day while she visited with Firecracker. Without giving away too many personal facts, I'll just say that the best part of the visit is that I now have a new blog post subject. So, here is a list of 8 Simple Rules for Visiting Your Adult Daughter (Or Son). This isn't a cry for sympathy, but just a simple "How To," I hope to remember when Firecracker is grown. I tried to make it a little funny, but it's probably too serious....more
@MyMother Honestly, I wouldn't put up with anyone, child or not, smoking pot in in my house and ... more

10 Books Every Girl Should Read

Books have always been a part of my life.  I don't really remember a time when I didn't read.  Reading is and always has been a window to different worlds and knowledge....more
@LoriPerkins To each her own.  I still love all of these books. more

10 Books Every Girl Should Read

Books have always been a part of my life.  I don't really remember a time when I didn't read.  Reading is and always has been a window to different worlds and knowledge....more
Wow.  Spend the day at church, with my family, and doing other things and get online to find all ... more

10 Books Every Girl Should Read

Books have always been a part of my life.  I don't really remember a time when I didn't read.  Reading is and always has been a window to different worlds and knowledge....more
@Karen Ballum  @emegburg I know.  I would have loved had she been able to write more "adult" ... more

10 Books Every Girl Should Read

Books have always been a part of my life.  I don't really remember a time when I didn't read.  Reading is and always has been a window to different worlds and knowledge....more
@kisschronicles Well, this is my list of what I like and think.  You are free to compile your ... more

10 Books Every Girl Should Read

Books have always been a part of my life.  I don't really remember a time when I didn't read.  Reading is and always has been a window to different worlds and knowledge....more
@emegburg I LOVE The Blue Castle, but I think the Anne series is a good place for a girl to ... more

10 Books Every Girl Should Read

Books have always been a part of my life.  I don't really remember a time when I didn't read.  Reading is and always has been a window to different worlds and knowledge....more
@kisschronicles I honestly never thought of ethnicity at all when creating this list.  I just ... more

How Staying at Home Saved My Marriage

I'm going to go ahead and say something heretical. Something very antiquated and anti-feminist. Something that might make Betty Friedan turn angrily in her grave. You ready? Here I go: Staying at home with my kids has been good for my marriage....more
I wholeheartedly agree.  My marriage is much happier now that I'm at home full-time.  We're not ... more