Rubber duckie. Check. Bubbles. Check. Little Mermaid wash cloth. Check. Pink Disney teapot and tiny teacups. Check and check. There we were, mother and daughter, splashing together in the bathtub. She was barely two and I was, well, old enough to be her mother. As she carefully measured and poured and chattered on about princesses and puppies and preschool, I
So many of you have asked if I miss food blogging. Honestly, I’m so busy speaking and writing and traveling that I don’t know where I’d add it in on a regular basis. But I still do enjoy feeding people and clearly I like to eat! While I won’t promise you monthly recipes, I will make every attempt to share
In honor of National Service Dog month, we’re shaking things up a bit today on the #WonderWomanWednesday blog and featuring a four-legged super hero. Meet Sadie! Sadie is loved by Abby, a #RealLifeWonderWoman we featured back in August. You can click HERE to read that post. Sadie is excited to be featured on the blog today. So let’s get started.
I met today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman through professional channels. She’s a talented writer and the founder of the website betweenusparents.com. Shannan believes parenting, and life in general, is better when you have a sense of humor, a dose of perspective, and some good hard facts. This Midwestern mom and recent Jeopardy contestant is active in both politics and parenting. I recently caught up
Here’s a little poem I wrote last year when we were moving our “baby” off to school. Can you relate? ‘Twas the Night Before Move-In Day ’Twas the night before Move-In Day and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse. The totes were lined up by the back door with care, in hopes that
Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is the critically-acclaimed author of 20 novels. Her engaging stories feature memorable characters facing unique and complex circumstances, often against a backdrop of historical significance. Susan Meissner was born and raised in San Diego, California, but spent some of her adult life living in Minnesota as well as in England and Germany, before returning home to southern California.
’Twas the week before Christmas and I found myself sitting on the concrete floor of our storage room with a fuzzy Santa hat in my hand and a lump in my throat. As I rummaged through the tote of Christmas decorations, each item I touched triggered memories of Christmas past. The handmade train ornament gave me a glimpse of my
Does the thought of giving a presentation give you hives? Do you freeze when someone hands you a microphone? Instead of butterflies in your stomach, do you have a blender? You’re not alone. Glossophobia, or speech anxiety, is a real thing. The word stems from the Greek glōssa, meaning tongue, and phobos, meaning fear or dread. It’s estimated that 75%
Do you have a dream? An idea you hope will SOMEDAY come to fruition? You know…SOMEDAY I’ll have the time to write a book. SOMEDAY I’ll start my own business. Well, my SOMEDAY has begun. I woke up and realized that SOMEDAY is today.