Are You a Love Whisperer?

DSCF8832 (2)While Valentine’s Day is still several weeks away, I’m already thinking about it.  At times, I do struggle with, being present since we are bombarded by reminders of the future.  As I walked into a grocery store, I saw that LOVE was in the air.  I paused for a second to chuckle and to appreciate the reminder.  Love is always in the air. Continue reading

Words our teens use. Are we listening?

Over the weekend, my older son who is still in middle school said the word, illuminati.  I just about stopped in my tracks. What?  While my son knows me and my beliefs, there are many things we haven’t discussed yet.  I’ve raised him in an open and loving home and often offer my perspective.  I also allow him his.

I asked him if he knew what the word meant.  Of its significants.  To be honest, I wasn’t sure myself.  I wanted to lighten the mood by saying/joking, No one knows what it means but it’s provocative. – Will Ferrell.   Continue reading

A JOY Ride

Find-joy-in-the-journeyI love words. How about these three? A joy ride. What is the first thing you think of?

Do you think of freedom and driving on a long rural country road with the radio on? Possibly riding with a great companion? Having a smile on your face, wind in your hair and no worries?   Or do think of it as a crime, a ride in a borrowed or stolen car where you are speeding along being reckless? The choice is yours. Continue reading

Parenting from the heart

I hope to keep this short.  I mean most parents don’t have time to read a lengthy article.  With work, keeping a home up, school work and running children to sports practice, etc., it can become a blur.

I knew I wanted to be a mother.  What I wasn’t prepared for was how challenging it would be.  I thought my love would be enough.  When my children were young, I had many days were I felt overwhelmed and ill-equipped.  I tried to do everything right.  I read books.  I ask my peers.  I tried to make sure my children had everything they needed. Continue reading