Life with Blinders

I'm talking to parents of young kids and my message is this:WAKE UP people and educate yourselves in all things technology related. Or at least as much as you possibly can. And then some. Else your kids are going to get away with EVERYTHING.Don't have the time? Aren't really worried about it?Go ahead and keep those blinders on. Go ahead and tell yourself that your kid would NEVER do anything like that. Really? Not even in an attempt to defend a friend? Didn't think of that, did you?...more
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Afraid of their Adult Children

Abuse of parents is a silent problem, prevalent at all income levels but not widely discussed. A web search for information about adult children who abuse their parents focuses on financial and physical abuse. Little is available about emotional and verbal abuse.Parents who are bullied or mistreated by their adult children have trouble admitting it to others. Many put up with the bad treatment because they don’t want to end a relationship with a child whom they love. Some need their child’s help with care giving. Others fear the consequences of being open about their feelings....more

Homestyle Chicken & Gravy

 Yesterday was one of those days that I needed to seek out comfort…...more

I Always Said I Wanted An Independent Daughter, Just Not Independent From Me!

I just had to comment on this… My daughter went away to college and it was one of the most ...more

I Wrote a Book!

So I took 8 years of stories about raising a Millennial (aka Brittany Geiger Smith) and turned them into a book which just went live as an ebook on Amazon today! I've got it priced low for the first month hoping people will buy it, read it ...and review it....more

Try Something New

We've all tried something new at some point in time. Lots of things, actually. But when is the last time you tried something new?Is it important to try new things? It is scary to try new things? Do the benefits outweigh the risk of trying new things? I think the answers are- Yes; It can be; Most of the time, yes....more

The Way Things Change

The nest has been empty for four years now and my views have certainly changed from that first year to the present day.The FIRST Year:...more
thanks for the whimsical look at being an empty nester.  i'm smack in the middle of year one and ...more

Maybe if there were polka dots on my ass I might like it better

I love polka dots. Polka dots bring joy to my heart and a smile to my face. Remember the old ad slogan “Things go better with Coke?” Well, in my world, things go better with polka dots. There is virtually no item that can’t benefit from a smattering or more of those cute, little or large, twinkly colored-in circles....more
It's so funny, Lola. Since I wrote the post, I have seen polka dots everywhere! More than usual ...more

There Be Dragons

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Wahoo Wednesday

Today a shout-out goes to my youngest son.  He's the baby but he has grown into an amazing man.He always manages to make me laugh.  I can be lower than low and he can make me giggle in a matter of minutes.  Granted, it's usually by aggravating me...but it works!!He is a loving and caring man.  He cares for and takes great care of his friends and family.  He works hard and grown so much over the last few years....more