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No Matter How Hard You Try There Are Times As A Parent When You Just Can’t Have It All

I was away from home for an entire week, travelling on business.  What this meant was that I would be missing my son’s participation in an annual international judo competition being hosted by Barbados over the weekend.  I had helped with securing media coverage of the event over the last few months and usually operated the score board during the matches (volunteers are usually at a premium).  I couldn’t believe the clash in dates, but had no choice....more

Mindfulness: There's An App For That, Part 1: Mindfulness Clock

Mindfulness: There’s An App For That, Part 1November 10, 2013Much has been written about the disconnect created by our constant ability to receive information. More than ever, carving out a space for ourselves to experience full presence while living with ready access to distraction is important for our well-being.Technology can also be a tool to help with mindfulness. For example, we can learn about mindfulness practices, set alarms to remind us to practice, and record our experiences....more

Day 24: Three Ways of Searching on Kindle

Just when I thought I had nothing for NaBloPoMo Day 24, I get an email from my publisher letting me know that the Kindle version of Three Ways of Searching is ready....more

Nov 24 - Voting Option No. 1

Black and Blue Corners“Hey!” She called after him, heading in the opposite direction, her feet nearly tripped up.  A kind of OCD trying to take hold.  She merely picked up her pace.  “Hey, you!”...more

What Are You Thankful For?

This morning I asked Future President what he was thankful for. His response: stickers and cars. Hey, honesty is the best policy!...more

Why, Daddy? Why, Mommy? Why?

Why? Why? Why?It's my son's new favorite word. I was hoping we'd either missed this stage or weren't there yet. But here we are. Why? Why? Why?As my husband is headed out the door, Future President asks, "Why you do that, Daddy?""I have to go to work.""Why?""To make money.""To buy me presents?"...more

Gluten Free Mini Pizzas

My parents came by recently to celebrate Bubba's birthday.  Usually when they come over I will make some sort of lunch or meal for them, as they have quite a long drive to and from our house.  This time I let Bubba pick what we were going to have, and he picked mini pizzas!  Can't say I was disappointed with that one!  I love all things pizza (total guilty pleasure) but have to be really picky ...more

The Only Turkey Here is the Recipe

A week or so before every holiday I start looking through newspapers and magazines for new recipes.  Sometimes I even find something I’m going to try some day, but I’ve noticed in the past few years that recipes are getting more and more shall we say odd?...more

The Blessing of a Messy House

I swear to you, a week ago my house was clean. The floors were swept, the beds had clean sheets, my kitchen sink shined. Today, I sit among complete chaos....more