From August 2, 2012
Today’s blog is going to be a bit different in nature than
previous ones. What I want to do is encourage everyone to revisit some positive
childhood memories. Sometimes, as parents, with our best intentions – to guide,
impart wisdom, raise healthy, happy children - we spend so much time directing
our children, that we forget to watch the beauty of their play, their sleep,
their enjoyment of the silly moments in life. So today will be a celebration of
the silly, happy, fun moments of childhood…
From November 20, 2012
As Thanksgiving approaches, I realize it’s time to
update the blog. We all use this time of year to reflect on our lives, feel
gratitude for those around us and see appreciation in the blessings of our
lives. I want to see if we can take it one step further, and make a bucket list
of sorts. Not the extreme things we ‘have to do before we die’ list. But the
‘how can I make myself a better person’ or ‘what can I do to make the world I
live in a better place’ kind of list. I’m going to share a few of my thoughts,
and I hope my followers will add their ideas on self and world improvement.
From April 4, 2010
With the sun finally emerging from behind the winter clouds,
I was excited to see all the families outside riding bikes, walking their dogs,
and just enjoying the beautiful weather this past weekend. Spring brings out the
warmth and colors as everything comes to life. I want to share some thoughts
about how to refocus yourselves and your children to the great outdoors.
For those of you reading this who live in warm climates, you
don’t quite understand the nature of winter hibernation.
From December 27, 2009
As another year comes to a close,
let’s take a few moments to set some goals for the upcoming year. I don’t want this to be a
list of resolutions that are filled with unrealistic expectations. If we do, by
mid-January, we'll end up hanging our heads, feeling miserable at our lack of success. Instead, I want to identify goals that focus on
respect, simple kindnesses, and bringing happiness to ourselves and others.
Watching one of my favorite Christmas movies this past week,
From Thanksgiving 2009
is my favorite holiday for so many reasons. First, it was the weekend that I
was married, almost twenty-three years ago (now it's 31 years!). I am blessed with a wonderful
husband who has always encouraged me to live my dreams. For that, I am forever
grateful. It also is a holiday filled with some very enjoyable traditions. I
will share mine here, and ask that each of you share one or two special
traditions that make this holiday important to you as well.
From August 15, 2009
I just finished reading a very special book,Notes
Left Behind, by Brooke and Keith Desserich. It was an inspiring and
difficult read, as parents Brooke and Keith journal from the day of diagnosis
through the death of their beautiful six-year-old daughter from pediatric brain cancer. The title refers to the wonderful
collection of notes that Elena left for them, scattered throughout their home,
hidden in bookcases, briefcases, pillow cases, professing her love for her
parents and sister.