From Potty Training to Adult Training

What a big revelation I am having throughout the ups and downs of potty training my daughter. Today is day 4 being all dry (YAY! and Whew!!).  What did it take to get to this point?   Lots of patience, impatience, and downright prayer!  We had a few things going on all around … [Read more...]

Shoveling Spirit

What does shoveling snow mean to you?  Exercise or making snow angels? For some, a bad back, but to a toddler, it means independence, empowerment and discovery. Yesterday morning, I bought a mini shovel for my daughter.  That afternoon, we shoveled our driveway and front … [Read more...]

Every Storm Runs out of Rain…

Has a song ever motivated or changed your way in thinking or helped you see a situation in a different light? I enjoy listening to music as I’m walking around my neighborhood.  It is calming, relaxing and helps me reflect upon the week’s events.  A song I never heard of … [Read more...]

Resolutions or Reflections?

How many years of making resolutions have we made vs. how many times have we followed through on them?  Do you have your own ratio of resolutions to completed resolutions?  If I was asked to count how many times I tried to lose a certain amount of weight as a New Year resolution, … [Read more...]

Thankful

As you get ready for Thanksgiving, whether cooking or planning to visit relatives and friends, I wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? I'm thankful for having my family all around this holiday.  Just recently, I'm also thankful and … [Read more...]

The Calm “in” the Storm

Did Hurricane Sandy come your way, or were you watching every minute of it on the weather/news channel?  I was doing both…preparing for the storm, and looking at the twirling icon on the weather map as it was approaching land.  By Monday early evening, Hurricane Sandy hit land by … [Read more...]

What Every Parent Should Be Aware of as School Starts…

When I discovered that Lice are most prevalent in children between 3 to 12 years of age, I nearly stopped in my tracks.  According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 … [Read more...]

Got Home Project? Don’t Know Where to Start?

A very recent hot July Sunday night, our air conditioner died….a big fat UGH!!  We had to rely on our ceiling fans to keep us cool while I looked in to a new unit. I never had an A/C break on me, have you? With this hot sticky weather, I knew I had to plan a trip to Sears the … [Read more...]

Are You Striking a Balance in your Life?

Did you ever hear of the saying “You can’t see the forest for the trees?”  or another way of putting it is “you can’t see the forest cause the trees are in the way?” I have heard of it a dozen times over the years and it really did not sink in until today. What does it … [Read more...]

Is your Plan B at the end of the alphabet?

What is your Back up plan?  Did you know that only 24% of Americans have a six month emergency savings cushion and 24% have no emergency cushion at all?  This came from a study released by Bankrate.com last year.  This finding is staggering and enlightening.  It serves as a … [Read more...]