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? REALLY?! … [Read more...] about Finding JOY right now. Here.
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.” Mark Twain Recently while visiting with family, my niece was driving with me and noticed my charm that hangs from my car rearview mirror. It says Kindness Matters. She read it out loud then repeated it over and over. I could tell her mind was processing then she turned to me and asked, “Why does kindness matter?” I … [Read more...] about Spreading JOY through kindness
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 it. I love it. I love it! NEW beginnings... not necessarily new resolutions, just new beginnings. I love how everyone yesterday said goodbye to the old... and are ready to anticipate the new. New hopes. New dreams. New plans. First things first. I slept in... ahhhhhhh hello sleep! Then I got up ate a healthy breakfast and cleaned my room. Opened the windows (yes, I live in … [Read more...] about twenty twelve
Today we enter week 4 of our challenge. This week your challenge is to daily share a GEM. What is a GEM, you ask… a Genuine Encounter Moment. Let me explain. Years ago I took a parenting class. I don’t even think Jack was born yet. One of my favorite things I learned in this class was the importance of sharing GEMs regularly. Now fast-forward 11 years… I am just one of the many … [Read more...] about Week 4 Challenge – Give a GEM
When I first heard about Facebook, I didn't understand what it was about. I only "joined" because I wanted to see my friend's profile and to do that you have to be a member. So began the whirlwind addiction. I guess I have been on FB since September of '08. When I first started looking around I saw many of my old high school friends had accounts and we became "friends". I noticed that some … [Read more...] about 200 + Friends??? Seriously???
Ohhh, I'm a bit nervous! That's funny, because I actually LOVE to talk, I just get nervous to write. As a matter of fact, I am a public speaker and the bigger the crowd the better, so why would I be nervous to write on a blog? I mean, come on, I love doing my somewhat regular e-newsletter, so it's not like I don't write.. Anyways, here I go. My friend inspired me to try a blog, so I will give it a … [Read more...] about Yeah, but…