|Posted on August 31, 2016 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
I’ve had a lifelong relationship with an amazingly loving woman who has shared many stories and life lessons with me. Of everything she’s ever shared, the most fascinating has to be the inner workings of her twenty-seven year marriage. For the purposes of this post, we’ll call this pillar of strength Lizzie.
According to Lizzie, she married her first love right out of high school. A couple of months after the wedding she discovered that she was pregnant. I...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 25, 2016 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
You’re walking through the mall with your spouse/mate/partner/lover (damn, I should’ve just said bae) when you notice him noticing another woman. How pissed are you at his obvious observation of another? More importantly, why are you pissed?
I cannot count the times that I have been walking through a mall, at a restaurant or anywhere else where a lot of people gather and have seen a beautiful woman. My natural reaction is to turn to my husband and say “Isn’t she ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 2, 2016 at 10:35 PM||comments (0)|
As I think back over my life, there was never a time that I would’ve believed I would be a victim of domestic violence. While my father didn’t spare the rod on my older brothers and sister, my younger sister and I seemed to have gotten away with murder. And no matter what he did to the kids, my father never lifted a violent hand towards my mother. He respected her as his queen and never caused her a second of physical or verbal pain. So how did I end up marrying a v...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 17, 2016 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
Despite all of the thoughts that were running through her head and the heaviness she held in her chest, exhaustion overtook her and Zoe fell into a deep slumber. She was having the sweetest dream where she, her mother, and sister were in their old home, laughing, and baking cookies. Martha was sharing stories from her childhood while she and Pam eased chocolate chips from the counter an...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
The house was starting to fill with family as the hour of the funeral services approached. Lisa refused to wear anything black. Her father’s life was more vibrant than black, so she chose to celebrate his life by wearing a beautiful white dress, with a purple ribbon tied delicately around her waist. After all, purple was Vincent...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 9, 2016 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
How old were you when you stopped caring about what people thought of you? I asked this question in one of my Facebook groups today and got some interesting answers. Some people said that they never cared, others confessed that it is something that they still struggle with. I confessed that at the age of eighteen I had a lot of positive and negative things to happen in my life that left me with an 'I don't care' attitude. But as I marinated on my response, I began to realize that to...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 7, 2011 at 12:19 AM||comments (5)|
I'm so glad that you chose to visit the site and participate in the conversation.
Back in the day, parents lived by the philosophy that children were to be seen, not heard. Discipline was handed out in heavy doses, respect was demanded and punishments could be harsh. Conversations between parent and child seemed to be limited and vital information was shared only on a need to know basis. Please keep in mind that back in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 14, 2011 at 6:00 AM||comments (2)|
This month our nation set aside a day as "Anti Bullying Day." Now we all know that bullying is something that is as old as time. Kids have always taunted one another. Whether they were playing the dozens or engaged in an old fashion fist fight, someone, somewhere was being bullied.
Sadly, bullying has taken a more dangerous turn. Gone are the days of fist fights. Gone are the days where kids joke on one ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 7, 2011 at 6:00 AM||comments (2)|
One of the most important driving forces in our lives are the relationships that we share with others. Relationships with our siblings, our parents, significant others and friends are of great importance to our happiness, well being and some might even say our survival. So naturally we often go above and beyond where we should in an effort to maintain these all important connections.
I've always been the type of person to stand back...Read Full Post »