I Love Going on Dates…with My Kids

I lerv my Babies…all four of them. Those of you who have  Babies of your own understand that you grow with them. My father used to say, “Children should be seen and not heard”. This was a hurtful way for my sister and me to grow up and I certainly did not take this stance with my [ keep reading ]

Essential Oils May Be Essential to Your Good Health

The way of the future with regard to natural/healthy living seems to include various practices thought by some to be “radical” or “hocus-pocus-like.” As creatures of habit, it is often difficult for we Americans to open our minds and hearts to ways of living to which we may not be accustomed. However, a glance at [ keep reading ]

I’m Nobody! Who Are You?

I love this poem by Emily Dickinson, I’m Nobody! Who are you? The dearest part of the poem to me are the first three lines:   I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell!   There’s so much of my own life experience in those three lines. [ keep reading ]

I Lerv Yer

My kids and I were watching an episode of “Once Upon a Time” and the season finale provided one delicious moment of awkwardness when the main female character decides to profess her love for her man, Captain Hook. For some reason, I had to pause the show at the very moment she was going to [ keep reading ]

Best. Experience. EVUH!!!!!!!

As I type this, I’m sitting in a lovely room of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. In previous article, I let you guys know what to do to get invited to art events (hint: buy art on a cruise ship!). So here I am now, enjoying an all-expense paid trip in downtown Atlanta. My favorite part is not [ keep reading ]

Art Is My Pair of Rose-Colored Glasses

In 2012, I went on my first cruise with my sister. The highlight for me was the art auction. Sure, they lured me with a free glass of champagne, but once I was seated in the audience happily sipping my bubbly, I was completely entranced by the auction, the auctioneer, and most especially the artwork [ keep reading ]

Let’s Laugh

This has been a hard week for my stateside compatriots: a sweet toddler was killed by an alligator at a family resort, a promising songstress was gunned down while holding a meet-and-greet with fans, and a hate crime left fifty dead at a popular gay club. These are just a few of the stories that [ keep reading ]

Life is Already Entertaining

Have you noticed the trend that has developed in recent times that seems to suggest children and teens (and, perhaps adults, too) can’t survive unless they are entertained at extreme levels 24/7? Seriously. Look around. It doesn’t matter if you use the average American household, a school, a church or local library as an example. [ keep reading ]

The Purge…of Customers: The Joys of Working in Retail

This post is dedicated to my friend, Lady R.–you know who you are  <3 A few weeks ago, I decided to disrupt the peaceful tranquility of my home life by getting a job outside of the house. I love arts and crafts and have a big closet full of materials to prove it, so I [ keep reading ]

And the Children Shall Lead Them

On a recent jaunt to the grocery store, my 14-year-old daughter and I had an encounter that left us smiling the rest of the day. As we were heading to the meat department to pick up 20 pounds of crab meat that was being set aside for an upcoming event our parish church is hosting, [ keep reading ]

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