Life Lesson #1

Do you ever ask yourself, “I wish I would have known that when I was younger” or “I should have believed my parents when they told me that”? I love discussing life with my daughters and hearing their thoughts on issues and problems they face in their lives. Recently my eldest daughter remarked how fast … Read more

That’s Not My Identity

We all have an identity, something that makes us who we are. I wonder if we were born with it or acquired it along our life’s path. Maybe it’s a little bit of both. I question, once we have created or developed that identity can we alter it?  I am a type A, busy, always … Read more

We All Have The Same 24 Hours

Before you get worked up over the title of this blog, I have never heard of the former Love Island star turned entrepreneur, Molly-Mae Hague. While doing research for this post, I was shocked to find an article in Cosmopolitan by Alice Snape dated January 8, 2022. The article states Molly-Mae faced backlash over comments … Read more

Exercise Empowers Me

What empowers you? What makes you kick ass and take names? What gets you out of your funk and strengthens your resolve? Is there something you do that immediately changes how you feel, think, and act? We all have that something that gives us that strength and energy, that power to take a bad situation … Read more

Long-Distance Dad

I read a story on social media the other day about a couple that observed a dad on a date with his young daughter. They saw the love this dad had for his daughter as they giggled and talked. He was making sure to spend quality time and give his daughter lasting memories. This gesture … Read more

My Gratitude Journal

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on all the things you are grateful for and, I am incredibly thankful as this year draws to a close. I have a beautiful, healthy new grandson. My daughter and son-in-law are loving new parents, and I am experiencing the joy of being a grandma. My youngest daughter … Read more

Reading Opens The World

I was lucky enough to be born into a family of voracious readers. I remember everyone reading novels, newspapers, magazines. I felt I could travel anywhere in the world at an early age just by picking up a book. My eagerness to read grew, and I remember in 6th grade, I was obsessed with VC … Read more

What Will My Moniker Be?

Am I old enough to be a grandma? I don’t feel old. I certainly don’t look like the granny’s in the storybooks. I work full-time, am an exercise junkie, ride a motorcycle, teach yoga, surf, and wear a two-piece bathing suit. Is there a magical age when you are supposed to turn from mom to … Read more

First Comes Marriage

Did you ever sing the rhyme “first comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage” when you were young? That may not be the way things always happen in today’s world. Being a mom, that’s how I have always dreamed my daughters would do it. They would grow up, go to college, find … Read more

Is Long-Term Satisfaction Possible?

Have you ever witnessed the new toy syndrome? A child begs for a new toy for weeks, then not long after, the toy sits in the corner, and the child wants the next thing they see advertised. They lost interest because it’s no longer new and exciting.  How about your new car that smells so … Read more