This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bring Your Brave campaign for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Stupid cancer! I hate it. In all its forms… I hate it. My boys lost their father to colon cancer, and I lost a sweet friend to […]
How I became friends with my husband’s ex-wife.
It’s my birthday today. I thought I would tell you about a gift that I recently received… an unlikely friendship with my husband’s ex-wife. Sounds strange, right? Let me explain. Just over 6 months ago my 15 year old step-son, Mitch, was in a horrific accident. While he was riding his bike home from school, […]
The Table Fart Story.
Did I ever tell you that I worked as a waitress during college? It was hard work, but fun. I loved the interaction with the customers (most of them, anyway) and I got plenty of fodder for funny stories. (Someday I’ll have to tell you about the time I got salad dressing on a customer’s […]
How a backpack and a helmet saved our son’s life.
A backpack and a helmet saved our son’s life. Well… we’re pretty confident that God had a hand in it too. Last week our son Mitch was hit and then run over by an SUV on his way home from school. The support and prayers from our friends, family and community has been overwhelming. And […]
Love, loss, and how my boys taught me about grace & forgiveness.
My ex-husband died this week. I’m going the serious route today: love, life, divorce, death, and what I’ve learned about grace, forgiveness and strength of character. If you’re here for a craft tutorial, a funny story or a DIY project, I’m afraid you’ll have to come back later or peruse the archives for them. If you want to know what I learned, read on…
I was my own Prince Charming. (It’s made me a better Queen of the Castle.)
Did you guys know that before my blissful marriage to Handsome Hubby, I had been previously married? I mean, why would you, right? (Unless you’ve read our story, you wouldn’t know.) The divorce was one of the most pivotal moments of my life. Not just because my marital status changed, or that I was left alone […]
I had another post planned for this morning, but I have September 11 on the brain. I can’t even think of a title for this post… so please bear with me as I get this out of my head and off my chest. Waking up and turning on the news this morning to hear that there […]
A phone call… from Heaven. (There is no other explanation.)
Do you believe in life after death? In God? Do you think you can get a phone call from heaven?
The perils of nose picking.
Like many kids, when Devin was little he used to pick his nose. Like many moms, I tried everything under the sun to get him to stop. There was an art supply store that I frequented on a regular basis. The shopkeeper, Jerry, was a funny old guy. Jerry had a great sense of humor. […]
I went to a charity fundraiser with my friend Jodi last night. We got dressed up… we put on make-up… I spent more than an hour actually drying and styling my 45 pounds of hair… We were lookin’ good. Upon arrival, we headed (immediately) to the bar and each got a glass of wine. We […]