*Repost* This is an article I originally wrote and posted MARCH 12, 2015. I am choosing to post it again because it is a subject I feel needs to be heard, an opinion that needs to be said, a life experience that need to be shared. So often in […]
First and foremost, I am a mother. I am a Freelance Writer, Blogger, and Poet at heart. One of my biggest goals in life is to Aspire to Inspire others I cross paths with. I live in Battle Creek, MI where a smiling face is not hard to come across in the street. I believe living with integrity is key to not having regrets. Just a moment of your time and a kind word or two can change someone else's day. I love spending time with my daughter, son, daughter-in-law and our awesome K-9 companions, Gir & Silas.
The question of the day from Athling2001 What sentences (about anything) have stopped you in your tracks and changed your life? “You learn more from failure than from success; Failure builds character.” I know that some variation of this quote has been around ever since I can remember. […]
The last few months have been a whirlwind of new experiences mixed with normal daily tasks that have kept me pretty busy. Along with buying a new house that needs a lot of tender loving care and moving across the state, my daughter has started a new job […]
Our human brains are fragile, our thoughts delicate. We bruise easily and the wounds can fester. Scars form providing a protective barrier against further harm. It is when these scars turn into Keloids that we must begin to worry.
As humans, we have a strong connection to our pets. We become emotionally attached and make them a part of the family. They become our companions, our best friends, our children. We spend thousands of dollars to spoil them, nurture them, and care for them. This story is […]
I typically stay out of politics. I rarely discuss my viewpoints with anyone. I have no party affiliation and have only voted a handful of times in my adult life. I LOVE my country, I want to make that perfectly clear. But I detest, absolutely detest what my […]
This one little three letter word carries an immense amount of meaning behind it. I would but … I am overwhelmed. I can but … rejection would hurt too much. I will but … I hate the thought of it. It can’t hurt but … I don’t think […]
My daughter’s current favorite band is Paramore. So 2 days ago when Hayley Williams announced there would be a #Paraoke contest to win tickets to one of her live shows and/or other prizes, my daughter went wild. As you can imagine, with a teen in the […]
Due to recent changes in this blog-o-sphere we reside in, I have found myself with an increasing need to help my wonderful community. Hence, my post yesterday about starting a Friday COMMUNITY POOL. In an effort to continue this forward motion, I have also decided to start a […]
Life tends to be like a cook in a kitchen. The simplest blandest and most tasteless meals are boxed microwave dinners, that take only seconds to make. All the greatest and most delicious meals, take time to simmer for that robust flavor to shine through and start… by […]