Category Archives: Pour Your Heart Out

The Blink of an Eye

I’m feeling quite melancholy today. My oldest leaves 8th grade today. Next stop High School. How? It seems like it was just a few years ago that I held the most amazingly beautiful newborn baby boy in my arms. I helped him learn to walk and talk. I kissed his boo-boos and made sure he …

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Singing the Blogging and Social Media Blues

I’m the “World’s Worst” at understanding all the complexities of blog promotion and social media. Okay….. maybe not the “World’s Worst”, but even after over a year of blogging, purchasing my domain name and finding a wonderful group of bloggy friends…as far as social media stuff goes, I’m still feeling like a newbie. I’m afraid …

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It’s hard having to say No

It’s hard to say no to puppies. Especially when those puppies are 3 weeks old and right up in your face. Since my kids had Monday off from school, we drove to my Mother’s home (way out in the country) to visit with her, my Grandmother and 6 new puppies. Kids PLUS puppies equals LOVE …

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The way to a Teenage boy’s heart

Or….How to connect with your teenage son via fast food and T.V. I am always looking for ways to bond with my teenager. Teenage boys are sometimes moody, somewhat secretive and hermit like…..Or maybe it’s just my son. 14 must be a rough age to have an actively engaged parent. I did not have very …

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To My Husband, On Our Anniversary.

Today is the 15th anniversary of the day my sweetie and I got married. I’m blessed to have such a wonderful, funny, handsome and just plain awesome husband. After 17 years together, I can honestly say that I could not imagine my life any other way! To my other half, the father of my children, …

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Memories Captured: My Amazing Children.

Time passes so quickly. Yesterday, in my mind, you were 4 and 2. Buzz Lightyear and Minnie Mouse were very important to you. You loved Mac & Cheese. Hugs and Kisses were your preferred currency. Today you are 14 and 12. Video Games and Sleep overs are very important to you. You still love Mac …

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Why teenagers are like zombies, an odd birthday post

My teen-aged son is sick right now, the poor dear. His illness and 102. degree fever kept us home on New Year’s Eve and had us at the doctor bright and early on Monday morning. The conclusion? A sinus infection and a (double, meaning both ears) ear infection. “The Boy” as I like to call …

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I’m a elementary school Room-Mom stuck in a middle school world

Right about now, Elementary School Room-Moms all over the United States are gearing up for the big, blow out, elementary school bash known as “The Holiday Party”. They are hard at work setting up the party snacks, prepping the party activities and planning out the teacher gifts. This was my life for 7 years, and …

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A year with No Santa…..

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. It’s my favorite for so many reasons. The celebration of the birth of Christ being reason number one. I love the family time, I love the celebration, and I love Santa. Santa is the whimsical fun of the Christmas season. Santa is magic and giving just for the …

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Why I love blogging, Thankfulness this Wednesday.

There are so many awesome things about blogging. One of the most awesome things? The people. I’ve “met” wonderful people all over the United States and beyond. One of those wonderful people is Allie. She writes about books, vegan food and her life @ Forgotten Beast. Allie made a fabulous frog hat for Halloween. I …

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