Who are you waiting on? Tuesday, Feb 9 2010 


Who is it that you are waiting on?

When we talk about women waiting on people we commonly think about serving them. We think about how we do our kids laundry and pick up our husbands socks but it seems like we are also waiting on people in another way. (more…)

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What I need Friday, Oct 23 2009 


I was the 5th child born in a family with 6 kids. I was the youngest girl. In my years growing up, my older brothers and sisters always told me what to do and how to do it. I always felt resentful because I felt like they thought I didn’t know how to do anything and in my mind, that converted to feelings of being stupid.

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My 9-11 Baby Friday, Aug 14 2009 


Today I’m celebrating my son’s birthday. He was born 14 August 2001. When I meet other moms who have a son or daughter who was born that same year I wonder if they felt the way I did back then.

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How do I love Thee? Monday, Jul 20 2009 


Many times when people talk about love, it may invoke thoughts of romantic love; the light airy feeling one gets when they fall in love. It seems to be the love that we focus on most as we grow up. Often times it seems illusive to people, like they aren’t sure where to find it.

There are all sorts of love and many times people feel unloved especially by those close to them like family. (more…)

Two Ends of the Hormonal Spectrum Sunday, May 17 2009 


Here is my latest post:

My husband has been annoyed at the growling and gnashing of teeth because he believes it’s a step mom issue when really it’s a hormone issue. It’s amazing what a home is like when there are 2 females in the home going through a hormone change. Having a 13 year old in with a perimenopausal woman is not ideal but a common scenario.

I’m all ears if anyone has advice to offer. This is the rough part.

http://www.empowher.com/news/herarticle/2009/05/17/two-ends-hormonal-spectrum

step Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10 2009 


Since my dad was in the Army, we moved around a lot and usually didn’t live near either set of grandparents. So… growing up, on Mother’s Day, it was all about my mom. There are 6 kids in my family and my parents are still together after 55 years this year. We would all go to church, have a meal and the day would be all about my mom, an army wife, a mother to 6 kids, a choir singer, church board member, employee etc etc. My mom is an amazing lady and I still don’ t know how she is still sane after raising all 6 of us kids with all the moves and changes.

Now that I have my own kids, of course, I appreciate what she did all the more; the sacrifices made, the energy she put in and what she got in return (which kids don’t always understand ..not til they get older). She was the role model I had for raising a family.While she was very successful,┬áthat model doesn’t exactly fit my family now. (more…)