I am so blessed to have a wonderful family that acknowledges me on Mother's Day! This year they bought the brunch and flowers to me! Mother's Day Bouquet The above bouquet was part of my Mother's Day present. My daughters made brunch which consisted of: Quiche, homemade coffeecake & whipped cream for berries with mimosas. [...]
Acts of Kindness
What If We are the Only “Church” some People will Ever See…
The Bible I am a Catholic, I was raised in the Catholic faith. I do not agree with many of the manmade rules of the Catholic Church. When I was growing up our family was very involved in our church. When our daughters were growing up, we were Eucharist Ministers, our eldest daughter was a [...]
Turbulent & Chaotic Times
I have not posted in a long time. I am navigating the covid restrictions, vaccinations, world news and random pop up riots. These times are trying and stressful. During chaotic times I need to “center” myself. Some people may call it “grounding themselves.” I try to eat properly, get enough sleep, keep connected with family [...]
Let’s BE KIND!
With the COVID-19 stats ever evolving...The last week has changed everything! People are scrambling at grocery stores, restaurants and bars just closed, schools are closed, no large group events. Today, I went to the grocery store and was pleased to find some water! When I got to the checkout, the checker informed me that I [...]
“What is Your Joy?”
Last weekend I went to a new Primary Care Doctor appointment. This is a big deal for me because I have not had a Primary Care Doctor for over ten years. I do the maintenance; the OB/Gyno appt., my mammogram, I get blood work through my employer. I reflected, "I'm getting these wellness labs done, [...]
Part 4: The Journey – “Getting To The Other Side”
Toward the end of December, almost the last day, my husband received a call from the electrophysiologist's assistant who was going to set up another CT Scan to get the process going for the cryoablation. However, after everything my husband had been through he thought, "What if the fluid in my chest cavity was contributing [...]
The Coffee Bean Book – #BeTheBean
I heard this story before this summer. I knew Jon Gordon and Damon West were releasing "The Coffee Bean". Without revealing too much but perking your curiosity... This is a story that starts with a carrot, an egg and a coffee bean. It has a simple message that is relevant for all ages. Once you've [...]
Door County Fav Photos!
We had an amazing time, took many many photos. I Below are my favorites! Anderson Dock was iconic, stunning sunset! Anderson Dock Sunset Every so often you take a photo that just happens to turn out perfect...this is the one!!! Favorite Lake Beach Photo Cana Island Lighthouse...I love the white lighthouse against the brilliant blue [...]
Forgiveness…its a Gift you Give Yourself!
Do you have lukewarm relationship with your parent(s), sibling(s) or a friend? Have you ever had a disagreement with a loved one? How about a difference of opinion in the workplace with your boss, or maybe it was a coworker? Have you ever missed out on an amazing opportunity, for example a potential job? Have [...]
When Does a Father Grow into a Dad?
Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing fathers…
Since writing this article a year ago…our other daughter & her boyfriend have bought a home, and her dad has become their “Go To” Mentor as they learn to navigate being new homeowners, and he learns when to “step in” and “when to step back!”
I was blessed to grow up with a dad that took care of his family, provided for us, made sure we had what we needed to grow into successful adults. My dad modeled parenting for me. His parenting style evolved over the years as his children got older. The reality is being married, having kids, balancing the roller coaster of life that starts out with the slow ascend arriving at the top only to descent at a rapid fire speed…there is no manual for those challenges life may bring. So what makes a father a dad and when does that metamorphose happen?
My husband’s parents divorced when he was very young, consequently he grew up in a single parent home. His mom did a fantastic job of providing a home for my husband and his sister. She not only had to be the nurturer but she had to be the disciplinarian as…
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