When I first met Robert and fell in love, I KNEW with all my heart he was the perfect match for me! I KNEW he would be the most amazing, loving, wonderful husband. What I didn't know, and I guess no wife ever ever knows, is what kind of father he might be someday. Actually when we met, we had talked about not having kids, but maybe doing foster care. I didn't really think I could have babies … [Read more...] about Happy Father’s Day
No, it's not torture! No t's not Joy... it's.....BALANCE! So far this summer has been cray cray! (crazy!) If you read my last blog you saw a snipit of the schedule we've had for a week or two. Last night while at a Crafting Night event, I decided it was time to check back in with ME. I decided to make a dream board..vision board..goals board etc. I immediately found myself picking blue as my … [Read more...] about My “one” word for Summer
This is not what you think. Or maybe, if you are a mom, it is. When my kids were little and I was a full time stay at home mom, I would so look forward to my kids being off ALL summer long. The week before they got out of school, my tradition was to completely declutter, organize and simplify our play room, game closet and craft centers. Then once summer was here, we had lots of choices to … [Read more...] about Summer Torture
I miss the days of little ones needing MaMa... My kids are nearly 13 & 15... my "little" boy is nearing 6 feet tall, and sure he can do it all... but occasionally he needs his MaMa... Today when I woke him up he said he didn't feel well. As a mom, I always feel like I need to challenge that to make sure it's not about missing something at school ~ like a test or homework not done etc. (yes, a … [Read more...] about Getting it done
In January of this year I started drinking coffee. I have NEVER had even one single cup in my life until January 17th, 2012. Short story is (b/c that’s not really the point of this blog J ) that I needed the caffeine b/c I gave up all diet soda and diet powder drinks. So now every morning I brew myself a cup of coffee. First I notice the smell when I open my canister. It’s so rich and … [Read more...] about Change Your Filter
My whole life I have been a volunteer-kind-of-gal. As a matter of fact, after I graduated college from Marquette University I packed my bags and moved to Texas to be a small part of a great organization ~ The Jesuit Volunteer Corps. I lived in the inner city of Houston, with 7 others and worked in an inner city school doing drop out prevention counseling. I loved my year and I met some of the … [Read more...] about Spreading Kindness
I admit it.... I am one of those who love facebook! Yep, throughout my day I love to check up on my "Friends", see what they are up to... but good golly, miss molly.... can't you keep it positive? Do you have one of those fb friends who always lets you know just how awful their day is? "spilled the coffee" " missed the bus" "late to work" "traffic was terrible" "got over charged at the … [Read more...] about what’s your status?