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December 2, 2015

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 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 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

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

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. […]
August 26, 2015

Wordless Wednesday – Crushed Car 10,000 Miles Away

I received a message with these images of my son’s crushed car on Sunday afternoon. Thankfully, he had the presence of mind to type “so somebody plowed into my car in the parking lot” just prior to posting the pictures. No mama wants to see pictures like these; especially when […]
August 6, 2015

The Best Family Memories Are Often Not-So-Perfect Moments

What are your fondest family memories? If you were to sit down around the table to reminisce with family or close friends, what is the first story you would tell? I bet it would be a story filled with chaos and mishaps. Why? Because our best stories and fondest memories […]
July 23, 2015

The Last Fun Summer Finds

As much as I love to shop, nothing compares to the precious moments I have shared with my family this summer. This last year was a transition time for us all as my son left home to attend college. This mama really struggled with watching her first chick fly from […]
July 6, 2015

Parent Checklist For College: College Visits

One of the shared experiences of most women over 40 is sending your kids off to college. I have already done it once with my son and now, I again embark on the process with my daughter. This is the second post in the series Parent Checklist For College that […]
July 1, 2015

He’s Home! – An Airport Reunion

He’s Home!!! I had not seen my boy since Christmas. I asked my daughter to take the first picture of my airport reunion…because I didn’t want to miss my moment! After all, what is life but a collection of moments. After all, what is life but a collection of moments. Click […]
April 18, 2015

Dresses and Updos: Fashioning Her Value And Worth

I sit here looking at pictures of my beautiful 17-year old daughter, dressed to the nines for her Junior/Senior event. Initially, I am struck by the finely styled hair and lovely dress, but then my attention is drawn to something far more precious; it’s the pride and self-confidence shining in […]
February 21, 2015

Empty Nest – When The First Chick Leaves The Nest

I am keenly aware that our life is comprised of seasons and each new season brings new challenges and opportunities. Personally, I entered a brand-new season this Fall when my son, Jay, left home to attend college. It’s always harder to be the “leavee” than the leaver. Click To Tweet […]