She twirls around the front yard with her face to the sky, hands out as far as they will stretch, wearing a smile as a bright as the sun. Her laughter bellows out of her like smoke from a burning building, finding its release before it boils over. Her joy, contagious to those spinning with… Continue reading My Daughter is Much More Than Just a Handful, I’m Sorry You Can’t See It.
I wasn’t a Girl Scout growing up. I asked to be, was told no, end of story. Fast forward a “few” years and I now have three girls that are in three different Girl Scout troops. When my oldest daughter was in Kindergarten, I had no idea what to expect when I signed her up,… Continue reading Why Girl Scouts is One of the Best Organizations for Girls.
Bleach is a monthly, if not weekly item on my grocery list. Don’t worry, all the natural lovely smelling essential oil mixes and blends poured into spray bottles that live on the shelves screaming at shoppers to be healthy and buy them too, make their way into my cart as well. My house is clean… Continue reading Why the Dining Room Table is the Center of our Home – Even Though we don’t Eat There.
May, in our home, has officially been named the “Month of Too Much”. End of the school year projects and parties, field days, muffins for mom and author’s tea, last minute summer camp sign ups and teacher conferences, all while winding down a busy work schedule to accommodate the impending months of popsicles, swim team,… Continue reading Why Elementary School Teachers are May’s Real Heroes.
Raising my son as an athlete is a no brainer. The kid jumped out of the jogging stroller one day when he was 4 years old and ran two miles alongside me. No, I’m not kidding. The child has the endurance of an ultrarunner and the iron will of an Olympic swimmer. He will do… Continue reading Why I am Raising my Daughters to be Athletes.
2016. A lot of people have a lot to say about it. Along with the general population, I was glad to bid it farewell, but its impression upon my and my loved ones’ lives will always remain. 2016 was the year that took my grandmother and my uncle’s life and a big chunk of my… Continue reading Bless and Release: A Tribute to 2016
My dad had a heart attack. Big deal, right? He’s 65, he has Type 2 Diabetes, and he’s retired – so basically, it was time. Myocardial Infarctions – all the aging men are having them. It’s totally the “in” thing to do. With almost 800,000 people in the US dying from heart attacks each year,… Continue reading When a Heart Attack is Silent