I love the holiday season. And I love making it a special time for my kids. But I'll admit, that each time a holiday rolls around, I get a little sad. It has been 15 years since I have spent any holiday with my side of the family. Now, don't get me wrong, I adore … Continue reading Family First
I made two pies today using pre-made crusts. I was saving my favorite one for last, in which I was going to make the crust from scratch. When it was time, I went to get my pie pan from the cabinet. It wasn't there. My 10 year old son, and 6 year old daughter proceed … Continue reading The Chickens Had My Pie Pan
This post says it all ❤
Actually, don’t. That would be a bad idea. There are already enough people hurting in the world today.
Last night, the city that I come to know and call home erupted in flames, violence, and chaos after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Buildings and cars burned. Shots fired. Injuries. Death.
We saw our world descend into darkness. And the flickering flames cast evil shadows into the night.
Riot! Riot! Riot! The crowd yells for justice. And yet they don’t seek it out. Their actions speak otherwise. The result of their actions speak otherwise. The pain and destruction speak otherwise. The ruins speak otherwise.
I can see why people are frustrated. Angry. Upset. But what I cannot begin to comprehend is the fact that a peaceful protest turns violent so quickly. That riots erupt and people…
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I have NEVER been one to ask for help. Ever. I have always had a take charge attitude, almost superhero like to a fault. I take every situation and do my best to handle all of it. I will get overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted......and not ask anyone to help ease the load. My mind starts to … Continue reading It’s Ok To Admit You Need Help
Why do people think it is alright to be sharp tongued to those they love? If you express how you feel about something to someone, you should not have to be scared that they will use your own words as weapons back at you. If anything, this just makes someone want to shut down communication … Continue reading Words as Weapons
Is it human nature to always complain about today, but long for everything that was in yesterday? Knowing that the today you are complaining about, will shortly be the yesterday you long for...... Change is scary, but it helps to keep you driven and moving forward. So that, maybe, you will no longer crave the … Continue reading Change
My Great-Grandmother used to always tell me that "the older you get, the faster time goes." Of course, I was a teenager at the time, so I'd politely say, "okay Grandma," roll my eyes, and change the subject. Now that I am halfway to seventy, I am finally understanding what she had been talking about. … Continue reading Don’t Blink
Today is my mom's birthday. I love my mom. Growing up, my mom was the one constant in my life. She loved me unconditionally, made sure I was always taken care of, and was my best friend. My mother worked hard, and from her I learned the value of always pursuing my dreams and goals. … Continue reading Happy Birthday Mom
Our lives have taken on quite the change in the past three months. As a family of five, life can be so overwhelming. Running kids to this activity and that, keeping up with housework, etc. We decided to homeschool our three children, after a year long back and forth decision process. For reasons I will … Continue reading Am I really failing at everything?
When I was a teenager, I knew everything. Or I didn't really at all. My parents warned me about the usual things, like don't have too much credit card debit. I failed listening to that warning, by the way. However, the one thing that always sticks in my mind is my mom telling me to make sure … Continue reading I should have listened to my parents…..