Category: Live & Learn

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

If Mother’s Day Is Hard For You; You Are Not Alone

I guarantee that someone you know is faking a smile, hiding her tears, or sitting in her silent home, dreading this day beyond words, so let’s not forget them.  Also, lets not forget those amazing women (many are non-mothers) all around us and throughout our lives who have taught us about love, life, and motherhood. If I may be real for a moment,… Read more →

Texting and Messaging: A Blessing or a Curse

While texting and messaging is a fun and convenient tool and a great way to keep in touch when you otherwise may not, it tends to create more problems than it should.  I admit that it was with profound relief that I embraced the technology of e-mail, instant messaging and now, texting.  In a nutshell, it gives us the all-coveted… Read more →

Things Someone Who Loved You Should Have Told You, by John Pavlovitz

Words can do incredible damage, but they can’t hold a candle to silence. Often it is those words that have been withheld which leave the greatest scars upon us. It is in that terrible absence that we are dealt the harshest blow by those who claim to love us. Somewhere along the line you were denied something you needed to live; something destination-altering… Read more →

Love Is…

We always say it’s the little things that we do each day that count; in fact, it’s our motto and what was one of the elements to the wedding vows that he wrote to me. Jamie texted me from Home Depot this morning asking “do you want a coffee from Starbucks”?  (for one, he doesn’t even drink coffee and secondly,… Read more →

If I could have them back for one day, who would it be?

My Dad.  There was so much we needed to talk about when he got so sick, so fast; unfortunate timing and trying to get him better was the priority.  I was not about to burden him with my troubles. Things would be very different with my family today if he were still here.  I have no doubt in my mind… Read more →

For Every Fierce Woman Who Has Tried To Be Tame (borrowed)

I borrowed this from a friend’s timeline this morning…it hit home so hard, that I just had to add it to my blog. I know I’m not the only one, but most days, it feels like it! Finally, someone gets it. For all the times that I was told to “sit quietly”, “to calm down”, “to act the way you… Read more →

Reflections of the Boston Bombing…A Timeline From That Day, April 15, 2013

I was going through my emails and files this morning, organizing and came across this timeline that my husband Jamie created following the aftermath of that dreadful day that we will never forget.  I wanted to put this someplace safe; my blog made the most sense.  I ran the race that day…Jamison was my support crew of one.  I had… Read more →

Divorce:  Who Gets Custody of the Friends?

I do a lot of reading and deep thinking and always try to learn from my life experiences; good and bad.  Many friends have shared their experiences and advice with me and while I may often times seem reluctant at first to listen or accept, those words never fall on deaf ears and eventually the light bulb clicks on.  I… Read more →

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