Let them Eat Cake

Children are only little for a Short time. They will grow up and leave you before you have a chance to adjust your brain and heart to the idea that they are now grown. So let them eat cake for breakfast, let them play in the rain, and let them be children for as long … Continue reading Let them Eat Cake

Selfish Happiness

My husband enjoys building and painting models. Small fantasy critters and armies. For years it was difficult for him due to carpal tunnel pain. I convinced him to get the surgery. Now he’s back at it. Crazy thing is he thanks me for encouraging him to get his hand fixed. Isn’t that what we are … Continue reading Selfish Happiness

Today is About Family

If you are lucky enough to be with the family you love, enjoy them. If you are not with them, call them or do that new fangled Zoom thing. If you are estranged from your family, forgive them, or try too. (Forgiveness is hard.) If you are not on speaking terms with your family or … Continue reading Today is About Family

Are you doing ok?

Let’s take this Monday to think about how we are really mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Listen to your inner most part. Don’t neglect what is important to your survival. Once you have taken care of you, then focus on the humans who are important to your life. You can’t help anyone if you lack … Continue reading Are you doing ok?

Be Unique

It is completely acceptable to live a life that is different from everyone else's life. Be nontraditional and unique. If it works for you and you are happy do not apologize for the life you chose. Your life is your own. It is not for others to decide. It is not disrespectful to your family … Continue reading Be Unique

Adding Sugar Makes Things Better

Have you ever tasted something and thought, "Gross, this needs some sugar." Then you add sugar and it make the next bite sweeter. What if you could add a litte sugar to a bad attitude? "Here, open your mouth?" Just pour sugar into the person who's attitude is a bit bitter and sweeten them right … Continue reading Adding Sugar Makes Things Better

Born or Chosen Family

Today, May 30th is about family for me. My husband and I decided to make our separate lives a family on this day a few years ago. No, it is not our wedding anniversary. That came later. This day we made a decision to ignore anything that did not align with love. Today would have … Continue reading Born or Chosen Family

Intimacy is Like Air

I have had times in my life when I was alone. Not for long. I do not like being alone and yet, I crave alone time. Years ago I had a therapist tell me that I was, am, an intimacy addict. I love alone time. I like peace and quiet. I read a lot. I … Continue reading Intimacy is Like Air

It’s Mother’s Day

Today is the day we make sure all the moms know that we love them. Every person on this planet has an egg donor. Not everyone has a mother. We find it easier to consider absent fathers than it is to consider a mother who births a child and walks away, though it happens. To … Continue reading It’s Mother’s Day

Teenage Girls are Weird

Y'all, girls are weird, a good weird, but still weird. If I mention we should have ice cream, it is usually followed by a loud screech from somewhere in the furthest most part of our home, “ICE CREAM!” squealed by one daughter followed by another one echoing the sentiment. It sounds more like “ICECEEEEEEMMMM!” Teenagers … Continue reading Teenage Girls are Weird