Category: Live & Learn

Life lessons, experiences, joys and disappointments and my take on it all!

Reblog: Children Who Break Your Heart: Here’s Some Expert Advice

Children Who Break Your Heart: Here’s Some Expert Advice By Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.   Almost nothing is as painful as estrangement from an adult child.  When we reach the later years, our dream is to be surrounded by loving children and grandchildren.  For some however, a negative relationship with one of their offspring – or even worse, complete separation… Read more →

Mommie Dearest (1981)

I’ve decided to start watching some of the older, classic movies that I’ve never watched.  I started off with a real doozie: “Mommie Dearest”.  This movie, starring Faye Dunaway is about the life of actress, Joan Crawford and displays narcissism at its finest and encompasses alcoholism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and parental abuse; while being able to receive respect and a positive… Read more →

An Unexpected Outcome

Since Luna came into our lives, every blog post I’ve written focuses on her FIP and the drug trial.  What I haven’t shared about our little sweetie, is how Luna joined our family earlier this year. We have a habit of doing things the hard way and for us, buying a cat and having things go easy, was no exception.  I… Read more →

The Ghost of Motherhood Past-Little League Edition

My run this evening took me on a paved trail  the many ball fields, all loaded with little kids learning about rules, competition, teamwork, sweat, dirt, foul balls, blocked bases, athletic cups, and endless days of being a slave to a sport vs. free playtime. Some kids are there by choice and some are there by means of parental bribe to… Read more →

“Patriot’s Day” Movie (The 2013 Boston Bombing)

We watched the movie “Patriot’s Day” last night and I have to say, reliving our experience of the Boston Bombing was uncomfortable. I guess there is a lot that Jamie and I blocked out, yet we have always known that we cut it close and are very fortunate to be spared from injury. It was crazy seeing in the movie,… Read more →

Can’t We Just Give The Man A Chance?

Today and tomorrow will undoubtedly be “stay off Facebook, ignore the media kind of days” as it’s going to be nothing but whining, bitching, complaining, debating, blaming, arguing, and casting stones at our new president. The people have made their choice and now it’s time to be respectful and give the man a chance, just like we did with Obama and… Read more →

My Life Lessons

A few years back during my birthday month, I spent a good bit of time reflecting upon my 47 years of life and the many things that I’ve learned. Each day that November of 2013, I wrote down what was in my head; some serious, some sad, some funny, sort of what I’m doing now with my 50 Memories Till… Read more →

It’s All In Your Head…Or Is It?

So at yoga today, like every day that I go, I committed to try REALLY REALLY hard at what they tell us at the start of EVERY class: Get out of your head, set an intention for your practice (what do you want to get out of today’s workout?), stop thinking about outside things…focus on yourself…for 40 minutes and then… Read more →

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