“An unexamined life is not worth living.”–Socrates

Through this blog, I’ve begun to really examine my life. I’m writing about what I have learned along the way and what I still need to learn. I’m reflecting, taking steps back from my life to see where I’ve been, and then using that to look forward to see where I’m going. I’m looking for … Read more

The Blended And Extended Family

The blended and extended family seems to be the norm today. When I grew up, it was something people barely spoke about. For me, this was all I knew. I even remember feeling the tiniest bit lucky to have more than one dad. How many pre-school kids were seasoned travelers and honorary flight attendants? My … Read more

What Older Men Want In A Woman

At the age of 55 and after a 27-year marriage, a 4-year relationship with a woman after my divorce and a whole lot of research and thought, I think I might have this whole relationship thing figured out. That is a “relationship” with another woman. Actually, I’m about 90 percent sure what I’m looking for … Read more

I Am

I Am You are pretty he said .. (I like you) She looked up in surprise I am not pretty I am beautiful She replied What’s the difference? He asked out loud (all I know is I want you) Pretty is what you can see Beautiful is everything I am Don’t be too distracted by … Read more

Gratitude

Whenever I feel down or stressed, I find that focusing on being thankful for all I have rather than focusing on what I don’t have always lifts my spirit. Having an attitude of gratitude can sometimes be challenging but it does help. I know that feeling and being grateful helps to change my perspective on … Read more

Let’s Have A Conversation (“our site is your site”)

Lisa and I have been trying to come up with ways to get you, our reader, more involved in our site. We thought having a conversation with you would be an excellent way to get the ball rolling. First, let’s come up with a topic (we’re open to most subjects). We can talk about relationships, … Read more

Women Friends

I’m writing this post because I recently went through something where I needed support and I needed someone to talk to. My women friends were there and are still there to give me support….a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and offering advice that I need to hear. It’s wonderful to know that no … Read more

Kids Are Kids Until They Aren’t

People feel teenagers are apathetic, disconnected and sometimes downright rude. After teaching for 40 years what I have observed is kids are kids. They learn from their parents and from others around them. If they are allowed to do what they want whenever they want, they do not learn the concepts of deadlines, respect, and … Read more

Are You Ever Really Too Busy?

How many times have you heard yourself say, “I don’t have time” or “when the kids are out of school” or “if I didn’t have this to do” or “there aren’t enough hours in the day”? It seems many of us have a million and one excuses why we are too busy. The real question … Read more

I Don’t Diet

My name is Liz, and I am 24. I am an artist and a maker; a sister and a daughter; the joker and comedic relief; a feminist and an ally; a body positive example and a fat activist; but maybe one of the most important parts of my identity, is I don’t diet. Yep, that’s … Read more