2017 I welcome you with an open mind. I look back at 2016 and the years I have spent on this planet. Part of a divine plan – I truly believe. What have I learned so far? Circumstance: not to be confused with being privileged. We are born with more or with less depending on how you want to look at. Some are born with … Continue reading 2017
These gentlemen- just living – with no place to call home … they may have an opinion about world events or they may not … but they owe no one nothing. They don’t expect anything from anyone. Their circumstance may be by choice or by hardship but when I met them they were respectful and grateful. They didn’t see me as a woman of color … Continue reading Perspective
The time has finally arrived and your dream of owning your own home is becoming a reality. You are at a point in your life that you have decided that renting a place to live is not in our best interest anymore. What you want now is a place you will call home – your home. This home will be a place where you decide … Continue reading House Hunting – Ready, Set …Go??
Time seems to go by faster now as I get older and realize I need to slow down and sometimes just stop and appreciate the moment. I finally understand that a memory does not have to be a perfect “kodak or facebook” moment either. This weekend we helped our oldest daughter move into another home. She is a young professional with 2 adorable children. This … Continue reading Moving On and Moving In
BLESSED IS THE PERSON WHO HAS EARNED THE LOVE OF AN OLD DOG. I began writing this post 10 months ago. Since then my dog Bubba, my friend, my family member, my buddy of almost 19 years passed away on October 18, 2015. I knew when I began writing it… he was entering the final phase of his journey. Yet he still loved us … Continue reading My dog Bubba
Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease. R. Buckminster Fuller As a parent you know that besides homework, sports schedules, recitals, Scouts and other daily activities, there is the inevitable Science Fair that our children must participate in. Abstracts, materials, procedures, research, conclusions were a norm in our home. With four children, we participated in 60+ science … Continue reading It’s not just a Home …. It’s a Dome.
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This is the last article I’ll have published for a while: Mother Blessings While I was pregnant with Max I had (to endure) two baby showers. I’m about to out myself here… I’m not a big fan of The Shower. The games bore me and small talk isn’t my forte. During my showers I was the center of attention for… Continue reading Mother Blessing
Where ever bullying occurs is one place too many…. Educate not to hate. Neuroscientific evidence suggests lasting damage to the brains of teenagers subject to the so-called benefits of “tough love” practiced by educators. Source: What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators | Edutopia Continue reading What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators | Edutopia
Caregiving comes in many forms. First it may be for a small pet, babysitting a child, or taking care of your own children and then one day you are caregiving for your parents. We can’t stop the hands of time nor control the effects time has on those we love. We can control how we react to those situations. Sometimes, well, most times it is not … Continue reading A Glimpse Into The Heart Of A Caregiver
I live on an island by the sea and when the seasons change we normally don’t have the vibrant array of autumn colors that people up north or out west enjoy. Every now then we get a glimpse of the changes the seasons bring. Winter hosts a calmness in the air. Spring has all its new growth. Summer heat draws us to the ocean. … Continue reading October Gave A Party…