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My Husband – He’s Mighty Fine

Me and FishPapa and the girls, December 2009 Last Thursday marked fifteen years since the day my husband proposed to me. It’s amazing that so much time has gone by. We’ve been through many ups and downs in the past 1 1/2 decades. But, I am so thankful and pleased to say that I love […]

Reclaim the Romance! The (At-Home) Date Night

Date Night. Those words have quite a ring to them. But, for parents, sometimes a romantic evening out can seem more like a distant fairy tale. Maybe the budget doesn’t really allow room for a carriage ride and an elegant dinner out. Perhaps fairy godmothers, I mean, babysitters are hard to come by or too […]

Time For MOM: What Will Get You Further Down the Road?

On Saturdays this month, I’ve been thinking aloud about the road I’m on. It’s called Motherhood. It’s a long road. And it’s one that takes some planning and forethought. I’ve mentioned determining your destination, or recognizing your mission. For me it’s this: I want to be a joyful mom who is encouraging to my children, […]

How Do YOU Travel?

This post was originally run on May 10, 2008. I thought it was pertinent to revisit as we make our roadmaps for 2009. Each of us has a slightly different path and each travels in a different way. Different is how it should be. As you determine your destination as a mom and plot out […]

One of the Finer Things in My Life: A Good Cafe Creme

My adult years have been characterized by a love of good food. Ok, yeah, it’s been a lifelong love affair. Me and good eats, we go way back. Though I am as cheap as a summer day is long, there are some things that I choose not to scrimp on. Good coffee is one of […]

Time For MOM: This Leg of the Journey

Last week I talked about determining your destination as a mom. What kind of mom do you want to be? Where do you want to go in your role as MOM? When you’re old and gray, having walked a winding path, where will you find yourself? Determining your destination now will help you get to […]

Old Acquaintance Not Forgot

Jessika and Jessica, December 08 One of the beautiful things about moving back to Southern California has been the opportunity to reunite with old friends. Seeing familiar faces after five years away just warms my heart! And it reminds me of when I was young and svelte. Over the past few months we’ve gotten to […]

Time for MOM: Determine Your Destination

Most travelers who set out on a journey have a destination in mind. Yes, there are some who just pick up and head out on the highway, letting the wind and their whims guide them. And there is a place for that. But, for the most part, when people set out, they generally have an […]