Desires of the Heart... what we want in a life partner

I am surrounded by women who are divorced, just going through a break-up, or have never found the right person. These are fabulous women who would be a blessing to any man’s life. They certainly are a blessing to my life....more
@DanishAnwar When you are looking for true love... a life partner... I believe you'll find these ... more

Is It Selfish To Choose A Life Without Prescribed Medications?

Is it really so wrong for someone to choose not to live a life that is extended through prescribed medications? I have asked myself this question many, many times, and I always come back to the same conclusion: I refuse to live my life taking prescription drugs, no matter what the cost. It is my life, after all!...more
@SunbonnetSmart.com I am so glad that you are looking in to Young Living. The oils have changed ... more

People Watching… putting people into boxes

 I love to people watch! And, there is some good people watching to be had in Las Vegas. There is a diverse crowd of people who are attracted to the lights like a moth to a flame.  It is definitely a spectators sport!...more
@HomeRearedChef It is so true that we judge a book by its cover. But, sometimes that is all we ... more

Desires of the Heart... what we want in a life partner

I am surrounded by women who are divorced, just going through a break-up, or have never found the right person. These are fabulous women who would be a blessing to any man’s life. They certainly are a blessing to my life....more
@HomeRearedChef Thank you, Virginia! I am so glad you could relate to what my heart continues to ... more

Is It Selfish To Choose A Life Without Prescribed Medications?

Is it really so wrong for someone to choose not to live a life that is extended through prescribed medications? I have asked myself this question many, many times, and I always come back to the same conclusion: I refuse to live my life taking prescription drugs, no matter what the cost. It is my life, after all!...more
Thank you for your post! In our family we also choose a life without prescription drugs. We use ... more

When You're in the Water of Motherhood

When you are in the water, you don’t know you are wet. You don’t feel the wetness. You don’t actually feel how wet you really are until you are out of the water. Or if you are dry and get splashed by the water, then you are sensitive to the wetness. But, when you are in the midst of the wetness… immersed… drowning even… you don’t feel wet. There is just water all around you....more
 @JennaHatfield My pleasure! Thank you for reading and relating!  more

I Broke: I'll Never Forgive Myself for Hitting My Autistic Son

I'm on the floor of the bathroom with my fingers in my ears. I'm not sure it was even necessary as I wouldn't be able to hear the cries of my child over the cries of my own. I'm crying so hard that my body has started to shake with exhaustion, and I'm sweaty from the exertion. In the other room Casey screams from his car seat that I ripped from the car to buckle him in because I did not know what else to do. He's safe. Safe from himself, and so much worse, safe from me. I hit him. I hit my six-year-old autistic son. ...more
I too have a child with special needs. He is my one-and-only child. Thank you for sharing your ... more

Why Do You Say "I Love You" to Your Kids?

We say "I love you" a lot in our home. When my youngest walks into a room, he says it. When he leaves, he says it. When he's just sitting there, mindlessly watching TV, he says it. It's just how we roll. I never thought much of it along the lines of "well, at least you'll have said it recently if anything should happen" thinking until I read Julie's post at Year of the Tortoise. That then caused her to wonder why her family says I love you so much. ...more
Thanks for sharing your experience! We do love really well in our home... I never want a day to ... more

Defeated State of Mind

Ever have one of those days where you just feel defeated? Yeah, me too! Actually, I had one of those days this past weekend. I was in the midst of a defeated day. Feeling fat. Feeling like an awful wife. Feeling like I’ve failed my son. Feeling like a terrible daughter. Feeling fat…oh, did I already mention that. I was overwhelmed. I was tired. Many years ago I would have spent a lot longer in my defeated state. It would turn into depression and self-doubt. It would become my reality....more
 @motherofnine9 Thank you, soul-sister! ;)  more

Melanie Juneau's Juggling Act

 The Joy of Mothering ...more
What a great insight into your life! I enjoyed reading and enjoyed seeing your humor imbedded ... more