Laughter Through Tears

There is a line from the movie Steel Magnolias every woman my age knows.  It's at Shelby's grave when Sally Field, the strong maternal character of the movie, finally breaks down with her girlfriends after losing her daughter (Julia Roberts).  One of the women friends breaks up the melt down by encouraging her to hit Weezer, the raunchy, sarcastic woman in the group, to make herself feel better.  After a few tense moments, they all ...
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Prepare Yourself-Life Does Not Get Easier As Kids Get Older

Prepare yourself because life does not get easier as your kids get older. I used to live under that misconception that as your kids got older...life got easier. It definitely does not. Remember when “they” said 'just get through the diaper stages, the terrible twos… the preschool years..'blah blah blah… If we only knew then what we know now. On our way back from Florida, we were seated in front of a family of 6 ...
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Top 10 Pieces of Equipment for At-Home Workouts

The pandemic over this last year has forced many people to change up their workout routine, equipment and even where they go to exercise. With many gyms closed for several months to some still being closed, many people have had to rethink their workout regimen. At-home workouts have become SO popular over the years and 2020 I think sealed the deal for many, transitioning them from a local gym to exercising at home. There are ...
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It’s Not Over Till It’s Over

It's not over till it's over... The dearest and most wonderful woman I’ve ever met was Audrey McGuinness. The whole time I knew her she was a unity minister. Growing up she had a very hard life .if anyone had a reason to be disappointing and bitter, she would be one. Except that I have never met anyone who was able to be happy and joyful in any and every circumstance like her. Even in ...
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TWSM Movie Review ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’

Ahh, love.  Beautiful, wonderful, and yes “Crazy, Stupid, Love”!   When you see someone walk down the aisle you never know who will last for 50 or more years, and who won’t make it through the first.  There is no magic formula. In 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'- Cal and his wife Emily have been together since their teenage years. Over the years Cal has become somewhat complacent and let himself go. While out to dinner one ...
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Five Minutes

Five minutes..... Sunday afternoon and I have Harry Styles in my ears and my windows open. After what seems like forever Spring is finally here in the Midwest and I can feel my mood improving. It helps I don’t feel like I have to be bundled up in five million layers. My daughter is thirteen soon fourteen and as we approached this age I bought all the books. You know the ones, how to talk to ...
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Keep Your Word

Do you have a friend who breaks their word with you?   A friend who cancels at the last minute? One that says yes but then changes their mind because something else came along?  One that can’t commit to your requests to get together? How does that make you feel?  Stop and think here.  Seriously think... how do you feel?  In your heart.  This is not the place to say “The heck with her, I ...
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Clearing Out Behavioral Insanity

I have been pondering two words over the past couple days…foundation and wisdom.  Webster’s New World defines Foundation as ‘the base on which something rests’…this leads me to consider how many of us, myself included, live our lives resting on a solid foundation.  When you build a structure, it has to start with a solid and strong foundation, if it doesn’t the structure won’t hold up.  To have a successful life you must also start ...
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TWSM Book Review ‘All The Devils Are Here’

'All The Devils Are Here" by Louise Penny If you enjoy a good murder mystery (or just want to read a well written escapist novel), All The Devils Are Here by Louise Penny is just the ticket. In this latest book by the bestselling author, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates a sinister plot in Paris that involves his family, coded works of art, and corporate greed.  Gamache and his wife, Reine-Marie, are in Paris to ...
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Florida Bound-Myself & Three Kids

This year I took the kids on a vacation to Florida for spring break.This year it would just be me and the kids for 8 days.  I was so excited, was also a little nervous and apprehensive about going into it.  I kept thinking, would they be bored, would we all want to do the same things, would they drive me nuts, would I drive them crazy, would they bicker the entire time. All the ...
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12 thoughts on “Blog

  1. Robbie walker

    I’m glad to see ,some of us know that stuff ain’t free. Hard work is not a give me. You learn how to appreciate what you have worked your ass off for. I’m glad there’s a few good ones left.

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  2. Sheila

    Your blog and Instagram posts make me remember that I am not alone in this journey as a single mom. Thank you!

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  3. Heather

    Loved watching your Facebook coffee chat this morning (7-5-2020)! Just became a single mom to three wonderful kids! I have always been a push over with everyone and have always found it hard to tell people no! When I watched your live this morning it was eye opening!😊😊

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  4. Fiona

    Ive just found this siteby accident. Im sick of being victimised and judged because i work a lot. Im so happy to find a place where i fit in. Thankyou

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