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October 8, 2019
small acts of love fill the love bank

Small Acts Of Love Build Strong Relationships

My husband has always had his culinary specialties. He’s makes an out-of-this-world cornbread dressing on Thanksgiving using a family recipe passed through the shoots of his Southern roots. He’s tweaked and perfected it to an art…right down to the finely chopped, perfectly-uniform pieces of celery. But in the last few […]
July 9, 2019
My Son's Wedding - What I Will Remember

My Son’s Wedding Day – What I Will Remember

My son’s wedding day was beautiful in every way. Two vibrant young people said “I do” at an altar; surrounded by family and friends…one, a boy I’ve poured love into for the past 23 years and the other, a lovely girl who’s charm and sheer cuteness has stolen our hearts. […]
May 30, 2019

Wedding Shower of Blessings

You blink and your kids are grown; ready to launch out on their own awesome journey. I stand at a distance and observe my son present his future wife to family and friends; smiling and chocking back a lump in my throat as I recognize the pride in his voice […]
March 27, 2019
facing painful emotions

Five Steps To Face Painful Emotions

I can still remember it like it was yesterday. There I stood on the front porch staring out into the darkness. The tears came as they inevitably do and I wiped them away with a napkin plucked hastily from the kitchen counter. I could just barely make out his silhouette […]
November 21, 2018

This Mom’s Take On Turkey In The Microwave

This Thanksgiving, my kids won’t be sitting with me around a laden family table. They’ll be enjoying the holiday on the other side of the globe. Still, I’ll choose to commemorate the holiday by thanking God for our many shared memories…they rest securely in my heart regardless of time or […]
August 25, 2016

Unexpected Getaway – Favorite Things

After a crazy, event-filled summer the inevitable time had arrived to actually say goodbye to our youngest child as she starts her college adventure. I have to say I felt gutted as I drove away from her dorm; glancing to see a last glimpse of the building disappear around the […]
February 27, 2016
Things Your Husband Needs To Hear You Say, strong relationships, fulfillment over 40

8 Things Your Husband Needs To Hear You Say

Words are powerful for building and tearing down relationships. There are some things your husband needs to hear you say. You eventually hit that point where you’ve spent more of your life with your spouse than any other person in your life. At 26 years of marriage, my husband and […]
December 2, 2015
Step In Closer To Notice Beauty - Gorgeous Christmas tree

Step In Closer To Notice Beauty- Wonderful Wednesday

I love the Christmas season…all the stores and venues are dressed in their finest this time of year! Sunday afternoon my husband, daughter and I had a little extra time to go to lunch and spend just a few extra minutes to notice the beautiful Christmas decorations at the mall. […]
November 21, 2015
How To Get More Than Yes Or No From Your Kids

How To Get More Than Yes And No From Your Kids

Years ago when my son was still crawling around in his diaper, I learned a valuable lesson that I have heeded to this day…listen to your older kids when and where they want to talk. My family was visiting friends in their home and we’d all just sat down to […]
October 3, 2015
Your College - How To Make Communication Happen

Your College Kids – How To Make Communication Happen

You made it through the difficult process of moving your college-aged child into his dorm room. No doubt you cried a good bit of the way home or possibly the whole rest of the day for that matter. Now, several weeks have passed, but there is seldom a moment that […]
September 23, 2015
My Clown

Come On, Show Me That Smile! – Wordless Wednesday

Any of you who have visited my site before know that I enjoy fashion and I like my makeup. Wearing make-up is sort of the like the southern girl’s rite of passage. I started wearing it when I was 14 and applying it has been part of my life routine […]
September 19, 2015
Go Check Out The Good Mother Project

Check Out The Good Mother Project

It has been a little over a year since I sent my first-born off to college. Obviously, I did not die of a broken heart even though I honestly felt like I would when I first drove out of the parking lot to leave him in his new college town. […]