November 2012

Six weeks. That’s how long it has been since Sean and I had a kid-free weekend. I think we have forgotten what to do with all the time that won’t be spent cooking for a crowd, attending kid sporting events, playing X-Box, board games, or going to a PG movie. I know this weekend will […]


It’s Not Goodbye…

November 15, 2012

in Must Reads

Some people enter our lives at precisely the right moment to make a significant impact. Tracey Gaughran-Perez is one of those people for me; she has been an inspiration from the moment I discovered her blog, Sweetney. Tracey’s ability to serve as a muse of sorts didn’t just have to do with her incredible gift […]


When most of us thought we would be mindlessly viewing images of cats on Facebook following the election, instead we are reading endless posts on state secession. At the time of this writing, 36 states have started petitions. Three of the states, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida, have the required 25K+ signed petitions for the White […]


Happy Fake Thanksgiving

November 11, 2012

in Life Lessons

Sean and I do not have our children for Thanksgiving this year. Since it is Sean’s favorite holiday, we decided to have a Thanksgiving dinner early with our kids. We will still be spending the real holiday with friends and family so yesterday’s dinner was a bonus for us all. It also gave us an […]


Focus on the Good

November 9, 2012

in Life Lessons

After writing a non-resolution post at the beginning of the year, I followed it up a few days later with a three-word commitment. The exercise in choosing three words to be ever mindful of as I moved into 2012 was a great decision, and I am still working hard to stay committed to my three […]


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau Right now many people on Facebook are posting daily what they are grateful for during a 30-day period. This is a wonderful concept, starting a daily habit to find the good in life. I believe it should not be done […]