Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

Growing up, I was always a stickler for routine and traditions. I didn’t like change much. My Mom tells me that when I was at a very young age, I got very upset when she changed the placement of Christmas decorations. I liked them where they always were! I have...
Not All Challenges are Visible

Not All Challenges are Visible

I’m excited today to be guest posting over at the new Knoxville Mom’s Blog. I hope you will check out my post “Support not Sigh’s”.  It details one of the hardest parts of being a Mom of a child that faces special challenges in life....
Five Minute Friday – Tree

Five Minute Friday – Tree

Last week, I stumbled upon this idea that was started by Lisa-Jo Baker. It is called “5 Minute Friday”. The concept is simple: each week she decides on a topic or word and you write for 5 minutes with no editing, no proof-reading, nothing. Five minutes of...
Tips for Talking to Kids about Bullying

Tips for Talking to Kids about Bullying

“Bullying is behavior that hurts or harms someone who cannot defend themselves, either emotionally or physically.” – Raise A Giant  As a Mom of two children that are in elementary school, the topic of bullying is one that is on my radar. I...

It Could Happen to Any of Us

In August of 2012, I was off work for the day and I got a phone call from my husband in the late afternoon. I heard the words from him that literally made my heart sink, “I don’t have a job anymore and I’m on the way home”. I was in a panic....