One year anniversary of the day I became a blogger

It didn't hit me till just now: One year ago, yesterday, I posted my very first blog post. (Yes, I know, I am a day late, but I have a very good reason -- I was busy stuffing my face with Easter evil candy and regaining the 3 lbs it took me two weeks of starvation and exercise to lose.)So, happy anniversary to you, Monday Morning Musings, you cheeky blog you!...more
 @wordsandmusic365 OMG, same here. Very often I start to tell my friends something, then realize ...more

From the mouths of babes

Just found this on my desk, after I returned from washing the dinner dishes.My 8-year-old daughter tends to leave little suprises like this for me all the time, be it a little drawing, a story, or an arts-and-crafts project.I am a very entertained mom :)   ...more
 @motherofnine9 Thanks Melanie :) I predict a career as a lawyer or a wise ass TV commentator, ...more

He ain't heavy, he's my father

 I used to think that you became an adult when you started driving.  Or voting.  Or graduated college.  Or got your first job.     ...more
 @feelingbeachie Oh my God, that must have been devastating for you! I am so sorry for your ...more

Lesson learned: Do your homework first, before you get all worked up!

I posted this, this morning, because I saw the movie and I was moved to my core. As a mother, the safety of children is an issue very close to my heart. I felt compelled to get the word out and I started making plans for getting actively involved....more
 @the.me.i.be TI had never heard of Charity Navigator. Thank you for the reference, I love it!more

What will YOU be doing on April 20, 2012?

 Because no child should ever live with the fear of being abducted or killed   WATCH AND SHARE  If the world knows who Joseph Kony is, it will unite to stop him.It starts here.  ...more

Who is Your Pick for Sexiest Celebrity, Dead or Alive?

When I was younger and he was in his prime, I had a massive crush on Robert Redford. We're talking The Natural, Brubaker, and The Candidate. And The Way We Were... That movie still makes me cry....more
 @LivingLolaI grew up on Hitchcock movies (my dad was a big fan) -- I hear you!more

1001 books you must read before you die

Last week, I took a little departure from reality: I unplugged (to a certain extent), decompressed, and reorganized. It was a much needed break after an incredibly happening year for me and my little family. Lots of firsts which necessitated lots of changes, most, thankfully, for the better....more
I just wanted to contribute here that though I DO read every night before going to sleep (I ...more

Today Is a New Day

 Since yesterday, all my conversations have included at least one discussion about the obsequious trend of making new year resolutions....more
Ha! Good luck with that! @@BehavioralChildmore

What's the next big idea?

My niece and I were recently having a conversation about the next big entrepreunal idea. She was lamenting the fact that she and I, budding bakers, totally missed out on the cupcake craze (cupcakes in lieu of wedding cakes, remember that?) which apparently is now dwindling down, much to the chagrin of the many who invested their life-savings in cupcakes-only bakery stores....more
@Laine Griffin That is not a bad idea at all. If it's good enough for my dog, would I care any ...more

Nature vs Nurture: Are Our Children Already Who They Will Be Before They're Born?

Is your child the way he is because of your parenting or just because? The nature vs. nurture debate apparently is still raging on. Not too long ago, a horrible, horrible misconception was floating around that mothers were actually responsible for their child’s autism! I don’t believe in the death penalty, but people who make those kinds of vicious and cruel assertions may just sway me the other way. In the battle of nature vs. nurture, everybody seems to have an opinion. And everyone has some form of a factual basis to prove their belief. I’m not an exception to the rule, just the opposite. And I too have some factual basis for mine. ...more
@AhimsaMama Well said as well :)more