Just My Thoughts- Rant, Raves, and Reviews

This is my first foray into blogging of any kind but I wanted to try to find a place to put up my thoughts, like most everyone else now a days.  A little bit about me, I am a wife and mother, wife for 13 years and mother now for 10 and I love every minute of it.  I work nights so I don't see too many other people so I wanted a way to express my thoughts about stuff that came to mind.  I hope whoever reads this enjoys it.  A bit more about me and my pseudonym.  Fool's Angel comes from a twist on a phrase that my husband and I came up with years and years...more

Nothing Stays The Same

No matter how much you hope that things won't change, they eventually do. Try as hard as you might, the only thing you can control is yourself. And even that seems difficult for you sometimes. Lately, it seems as if what was is no longer. Everything is changing in front of your eyes. What can you depend on anymore? Nothing at this point. But if all that you are hoping for is that everything stay the same, then what is there for you in life. Even you change as difficult as that may seem to be....more

Finding What Makes You Happy

Engaging in play: Everything you wanted to know but thought you were too old to ask....

“Play teaches us to relax, explore, connect “, according to Natalie Rusk, of MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group, who has spent more than 20 years studying learning and creativity—and has found that play is more than fun and games. ...more

Feeling Brave? Run Away From Routine.

I love to run, but usually in a climate-controlled environment, on a treadmill, with music blasting in my ears. However, on a recent trip, I wasn’t able to get to a gym, so decided to hit the pavement outside instead. I thought that running outside wouldn’t be much different, and certainly not any less enjoyable than my “norm,” but boy, was I wrong!  ...more

Take A Chance On Yourself

It's funny how much you believe in others, but when it comes time to put your faith in yourself, you hesitate. You encourage others in their pursuits, supporting them in their efforts. You're right there when they falter and need your help. You see their strengths and know that whatever their weaknesses are, they can overcome them. So why are you so blind to all the gifts that are within you. It's as if you don't exist. You can't believe in something that is hidden. How long can you be there for others, if you're unsure of who you are....more

A New Look, A New Direction for My Blog

A New Look, A New DirectionIt was time. I was ready. Time for change, time for a more focused direction, and I am ready to introduce......more

Don't give it too much energy... storms don't last

Bad times are inevitable! They come, they go. Some are short and fast systems that come in, do their business and keep moving. While others seem to linger around for a while. Irregardless, you have the ability to confront and weather through any storm! How? A PMA!! That's right, a POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE, will carry you further than you thought possible. Thoughts are half the battle, and since they usually control your actions and things that are attracted into your life, it would behoove you to change your thoughts to positive ones!...more

Undoing The Glorification Of Busy

  "They say time is money. But that's not true. Time is life. And I want the fullest life, and so I need to find the fullest time." - Anne Voskamp...more
Absolutely. My husband and I make a point of leaving large blocks of time open and our children ...more

Losing Your Way

You may sometimes feel that  you are lost. Not knowing where you are or where you are supposed to be going. When was the last time that you felt that you truly belonged? Things changed from what you planned so long ago. The landscape is strange and you feel as if you are being held in one place. Not knowing where you should be makes you uncomfortable. But there is something deep inside of you that knows when everything comes together, you will be where you belong. Until then you will make the best of what life has to offer....more