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From Embarrassed to Enlightened: Becoming a Better Mother...and Writer

As a young girl, I didn’t see the resemblance. Now, it’s hard to ignore: I am the mirror image of my mother’s 40-something-year-old self. At this point in my life, this is less of a revelation and more of a life-changing insight into who I am – as an adult, as a parent and as a writer. 618 more words


Financial Checklist - You Can Do This!

So many graduations, so much advice dispensed!  It all sounds so inspiring and logical to accomplish, but where do you start? 

Having a plan – a roadmap – helps you get where you want to go. 446 more words

Money Saving Tip

Oh, what a night!

We were looking forward to a fun date night together, my son and me. His Daddy had plans with the guys, so me and my sidekick had big plans! 991 more words

Check Me Out!

Bedtime Q&A

3… 2… 1…


As predicted. I halt my closure of the bedroom door. “Yes?” 

“Does it hurt really bad to have a baby?” 814 more words

Everyday Homeschooling

Get Rick Quick? Think About Trees

As you go about gardening and planting flowers this spring, don’t forget to plant a young tree. And, appreciate the larger shade trees someone planted years ago in your neighborhood. 140 more words

Teachable Moments

The Gift of Failure: Two Ways to Teach Resiliency in the Face of Failure

Thomas Edison famously said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

It takes character and grit to fail repeatedly and keep on persisting toward a goal, but that is what successful people do. 763 more words

Everyday Homeschooling

The Power of Natural Consequences

When I was about 17 years old, I wasn’t afraid of anything.  I was invincible.  Nothing scared me, except for the police.  I was deathly afraid of getting pulled over while driving, despite being a very safe teen driver.   1,054 more words