I have never had trouble talking to anyone! My family is amazed how I can strike up a conversation with a total stranger on an airplane or in line at the grocery store and know their life story in short order. I’d rather eat a bug than play the “silent game”. My mom said that … Read more Talk to Teens
Loved the message in this article – http://www.fastcoexist.com/3054815/why-its-better-to-give-experiences-not-things As I think about it more … this is the underlining message within my philosophy and my book. If we spend more time talking with adolescents and sharing life’s experiences with them, then they will receive a gift more valuable than they know. Of course, this means that … Read more Give Experiences … Not Things
Amazon has the paperback book listed and anyone can buy it! Tis the season for miracles, for sure!! (lol) Well, maybe not a true miracle, just seems like it to me. Two years in the making, but the dream has become a reality. L.I.F.E. is in print and not just in my head anymore. (The … Read more It’s a Reality!
As the busiest time of the year approaches, I want to pause and be thankful for all of it! Yes, the cooking, decorating, shopping, wrapping, charity giving, social and work party obligations, and financial drain can be overwhelming. However, I am choosing to focus on the plus side of all this and be thankful … … Read more Thankful
106.7 Lite FM is responsible for this post on Facebook. It hit home for me immediately. A parent never stops being a parent, so when your children demonstrate repeated acts and words of goodness … you sure can breathe a sigh of relief. I bet you have had friends that you enjoy socializing with, but … Read more Parent Happiness
Time has gotten away from me these last 2 weeks and I must apologize for not blogging. To make-up for “my bad”, I have decided to give a little peak into L.I.F.E. – Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge. Hope you enjoy. Learning Information For Everyday is set-up to be an easy to use resource for … Read more A Peak Into L.I.F.E.
If you are looking for a movie that makes you laugh while giving you a greater appreciation of both the younger and older generations, go see The Intern with Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. My 22 year old daughter and I went recently and we truly enjoyed it. It is a great reminder that … Read more It’s Never Wrong to Do the Right Thing
My brother-in-law tagged me on Facebook the other day with a post asking for opinions on whether “every High School should offer a Mandatory Class called ‘Life 101’ which is the basic crap you should know before you turn 18” (via www.Budget101.com). I didn’t even have to scroll to read more before replying “YES! YES! … Read more LIFE 101
Ok … not 100% sure that my hurdle count of 500 is correct. It feels like an infinite number of hurdles have come and gone over the past two years as I wrote this book. However, today’s accomplishment was so huge that I felt like it should be counted with some kind of number … … Read more Hurdle 500 … Completed!
The day has come. It’s mid-September … sounds like a good time to get started. I’m actually feeling a bit shy, but starting this blog is well over-due. Those who know me, have already laughed at my “shy” comment. Not exactly a typical character trait for me. I’ve never been one who is at a … Read more Hello World … Here I Go!