So, today at 5 p.m. I will begin a week long MEDIA FAST... This means NO facebook. NO instagram. NO Words with friends. NO snapchat. No twitter. NO TV. NO netflix...etc OH. MY. Goodness. Part of me feels a slight panic as I prepare for this and part of me feels an overwhelming sense of freedom and lightness. I'm not going to lie... I LOVE social media. I do. I love all the … [Read more...] about ONE Week Media Fast!….and Go….
Growing up in a big Italian, Catholic family we would always talk about what we were going to "give up" for lent. Each year I would try my best to give up... chocolate (nah, didn't work), bread (darn, it was hard) and all sorts of other things. As I got older and started in the Presbyterian church, I learned that instead of giving up things, I could add special things to my 40 days... But I … [Read more...] about How I spent 40 days of lent
Week 5 ~ Look at your life as if it’s the first time you've seen it or the last time you’ll ever see it… Does this sound daunting? I can’t remember where I heard or saw a statement similar to this, but it stuck with me. I thought about how much we take for granted in our lives. Our pretty houses, or pretty neighborhoods, or soft beds, or fast cars, or gosh.. the list goes on and on. So … [Read more...] about Week 5 ~ Throughout your day, stop and be AHHHmazed
I spend a lot of time talking about being PRESENT; especially as a mom. The idea of being in the MOMent has never meant so much to me as a mom as it does right this minute... When my kids were little, I mean like diapers-and-naps- little, women would always approach me and say, "Oh dearie, enJOY this MOMent... it goes by so fast." Many times I would look at them and be like... REALLY? … [Read more...] about Never so important as it is TODAY
A new word for Week 2...From Stressed to Blessed... From Ann Marie Quigley-Swanson (AMQS) "NOW" It is all so easy to get bogged down in what we could have done differently in the past, or what we need to do in the future that we miss what is happening… right now, in this moment, in this day, in this relationship. My challenge for us this week is to be present in the NOW. Every day … [Read more...] about Week 2 – “NOW”
This is not your usual "love" post... About a month ago, I was having one of those (seems to be daily) talks with my teenage son about getting things done, picked up, put away...etc.... You know the kind of daily "talks" we as moms seem to have oh so often with our kids. In the middle of the conversation he told me to "Stop right there". I was caught off gaurd and asked him why. He then … [Read more...] about 28 days of love
I love when I am preparing for a talk that I am going to give. Every time I book a date to speak to a group, I have an excitement that arises deep in my heart. Partly because for some crazy reason, I LOVE talking to audiences... The larger the better. But the other part is the research. I love that my "homework" includes finding and watching gems like this ~click here ~Today while zipping … [Read more...] about I love homework