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I wrote you a note...

 What is my best communication tool? Speaking or writing? Well, I write a blog so I vote for writing.Remember in junior high school how we passed notes? Between classes. Hand to hand or slipped into a locker. Note writing was a freaking art form. And the love notes? Come on...for days I tell you! Lengthy, heartfelt, using different colored pens with amazing borders...Art work. Museum quality....more

To the Brink and Back

The “D” word.I said the “D” word.Disruption. Despite my reservations, I let E go down for a week and a half-long visit with Bmom and his bio siblings. I couldn’t come up with a better reason for him not to go than “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” and couldn’t explain beyond that, so I caved. Next time I’ll know better, but you know what they say about hindsight. ...more

Tangled Tuesday No. 18

Remember when I told you that last week's Tangled Tuesday post was going to be a little sparse? ...more

Talk It Out or Let It Go

Monday, September 1, 2014...more

Gearing Up For (Home) School

As public school students prepare to head back to school, it’s a weird time, as a homechooler. There’s so much in the media about ‘back to school’....more
BelindaParrish We homeschool lite during the summer. Def makes things easier, not having to ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your September 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
Wahoo, day 2 (smile) http://afriendforever54.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/renewing-the-mind/more

Did You Know It is Not Enough To Be Good?

Coming from my then 8 year old son, my first instinctive reaction was to smile, but I stopped myself just in time and looked curious. After all, it was a moment of revelation for him and who was I to rain on his parade?He: “Did you know it is not enough to be good, Mummy?”Me: “Really? Why do you say that?”He: “But did you know?”Me: “No!”He: *smiling with that sense of I am-about-to-tell-you-a-life-truth look* “Yes. It is true. We have to be good. But we also have to be smart and clever. Only then we can survive”...more

Hold On or Let Go?

That would really depend on the situation, right, Mi?What would I like to hold on to? Memories of you. What would I like to let go? Hurtful memories – you know what I mean....more
Thank you for sharing. Memories and hurt crop up when we least expect it, and hopefully their ...more

The Real Secret To Weight Loss

That stubborn fat can be so annoying. Sometimes no matter what you do, you feel like smashing the scale when it refuses to budge, eh?The thing is, eating the right food alone is not enough. We hardly need a fitness expert to tell us that a critical part of any weight loss program is exercise. With regular exercise, we not only lose weight, but promote our overall health.Just a few benefits of exercise are:...more

Talk it out before I rest.

 Do I find it to be better to talk things out or let them rest quietly?Blabber. Motor mouth. Chatterbox.I am a talker. I talk too much. I almost always say too much. What I do not do is repeat myself. I may query you as to whether or not you "heard me" but I shan’t be repeating myself. Or so it goes........more