Life Lessons

Family Holiday Traditions: Set an Extra Place at the Table

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love the fact that no gifts are expected and I get the opportunity to visit with family in a relaxed setting...you know before the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations begin. I come from a large family.  I am one of five children.  And growing up, we spent Thanksgiving … Continue reading Family Holiday Traditions: Set an Extra Place at the Table

Face Time: The value of setting apart time for face to face conversation with children.

I have a confession to make.  One of my pet peeves is when someone says "Hey, how are you doing?"  but they don't listen or really even care about my reply. I have been tempted during one of my off days, to spill my guts and say something like "life really stinks right now because … Continue reading Face Time: The value of setting apart time for face to face conversation with children.

Being Real: “It okay that all your ducks aren’t in a row”

Have you ever (like me) glanced at people's pictures of their seemingly perfect family/selfies on social networking sites and wonder .... how is it possible ???? I mean, when I actually try to stage a picture of my kids, one is typically looking at some vehicle passing by and the other most likely has food … Continue reading Being Real: “It okay that all your ducks aren’t in a row”