Kids These Days…

Ellie's 10th birthday party at the nursing home to celebrate with her grandmother

For every negative article out there that talks about “kids these days” there should be an equal and opposite article that highlights how awesome they are. There will always be generational growing pains, and there will also always be a whole slew of kids out there doing something good. We should highlight more of that. … Read more

Why I Was Never Really Much of a Disney Fan as a Kid

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I was never really much of a Disney fan as a kid. That may widen some eyeballs and spurn a few gasps, but I really wasn’t. I know I enjoyed more than my fair share of Disney Movies on VHS growing up. But a Disney vacation was something that just wasn’t within the reach of … Read more

Let God Close Doors

As much as I love chasing dreams and being a go-getter when it comes to finding opportunity, there is one important lesson I have learned in a big way and that is to let God close doors. This can be applied to so many things in life. The writing world is ripe with rejection and failed … Read more

How to Avoid Guilt Over Holiday Eating

Post may contain affiliate links, please see my Disclosure and Policy statement for details. I just enjoyed a lot of junk food over the course of a holiday week and I don’t feel guilty about it at all, despite my recent weight loss. I enjoyed an early Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, homemade enchiladas … Read more

10 Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress

Post may contain affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure and Privacy statement for details. The holidays are here friends, they come at the same time every year and bring on a lot of the same stresses. Mental stress, physical stress, family stress. When Mama’s not happy, nobody’s happy. Trying to get it all done all … Read more

3 Big Business Boutique Takeaways and November Prayers

Post may contain affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure and Policy statement for details. If you follow me on social media at all, you are probably well aware that I attended Christy Wright’s Business Boutique in Nashville. I made several social media posts about it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and it was life-changing. Something that … Read more

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

I saw a meme the other day that said something along the lines of how Fall is a season that reminds us that there are things we can let go of. Boy, that is so much easier said than done, but I love the symbolism of it. In my last post I told you I … Read more

Where Did September Go?

It’s October. Seriously, weren’t we just at the pool? Wasn’t I just doing back-to-school shopping? It’s pumpkin time. And you know what that means. Turkey day and then Christmas. For me, September was gone in a flash. Freelance work-wise I like to think of it as The Great Recovery after a summer drought. Things picked … Read more

What I Learned After 2 Weeks of Healthy Food and Exercise

**This post may contain affiliate links for products I have tried, love and recommend. In a recent post, I told you about how I ask my sons to tell me 3 good things about their day as soon as they get home from school. And in an effort to concentrate on the positive, I held … Read more

We Are So Sorry, Jacob Wetterling

**Sometimes in life we see something so Earth-shattering that everything just stops. We have to slow down and process what’s in front of us before we can move forward. I have thought of nothing else this week besides the Wetterling case. Here are my thoughts. “I want to say Jacob, I’m so sorry.” At a … Read more

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