Wise words

What I love most about this is when I read it, I hear my mother’s voice in my head. It’s a bit of advice she gave countless times when I was growing up (along with “You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything”). And it’s something she has never been afraid to live by; leading by example.

Happy Wednesday,


Metaphor for motherhood

Every night, before bed, I read AH a story. Lately, her evening selection has been her (and my) longtime favorite, Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. Every time I read it to her, I can hardly make it through without teary eyes and shaky voice as I read the final words to this metaphor for motherhood.


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Happy Somewhat Wordless Wednesday,

Successful Humans

I saw this yesterday and thought, “Hmm. Almost. But not quite.”


Not that Ann Landers didn’t know what she was talking about, but I think there’s something missing. So…I’d like to amend it. If that’s alright with you. If it’s not, oops, I did it anyway.


I hope I raise children who will feel a sense of obligation and drive to do for themselves as well as the desire and obligation to do for others.

Because there’s a different type of joy you get when you do something for someone who needs it.

Happy Semi-Wordless Wednesday,

Princess Superheroes

Luckily, it’s Wednesday and that means I can do a Wordless Wednesday post and not have to wake my brain enough to write much.

AH said she wanted to be a princess superhero for Halloween and she wanted me to dress up with her. With a little help from the cape and mask we got from a superhero birthday party, and a tiara and wand we already had, her costume was pretty easy. All I had to do was make emblems with AH’s initial on it and make a tutu. Pair that with the cape, mask, wand, tiara, ruby slippers and presto, a Princess Superhero is born.








Happy Halloween!


Rambo, Two Stones & Olivia Newton John

Somewhat Wordless Wednesday:

With the red headband and her stern coloring method, Rambo immediately came to mind.

Her headband and blazer are Keith Richards but her elbows out like chicken wings is all Mick Jagger.

Once I looked past the booger picking and noticed the 1980’s style headband/ponytail combo, I immediately thought of those old workout videos. Which then led me to singing Olivia Newton John’s “Physical” in my head. And now it’s probably playing in yours, too. You’re welcome.

Happy Wednesday!!


The tough life of an American teen

Anyone ever met a teenager who doesn’t sleep a lot? Yeah, me neither. But she looks so beautiful doesn’t she? Love her.

And I bet her thumbs are incredibly strong and nimble, what with all the text exercise. They should give spelling tests in text message format. Kids would be better spellers and really eager to take their test. Just a thought.

It’s no shocker that having a teenager means spending money. LD left this note on our “I Love You Because…” sign on the fridge. It’s teenage for “Thank you.” 😉

Happy Blogging,