Most would think that infancy would be the most difficult years. Dealing with a newborn is beyond stressful, as you try to figure out how to parent, adjust to little sleep, a new role in life and a new expense is added to the household….but to many reading this, it is probably no surpriseContinue reading “The Difficult (Teen) Years For Parents.”
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Will Your Kids Be Ready for the Real World?
To be fair, my children can do a lot of amazing things. They are genuinely great kids. But they’d been getting a sweet free ride, especially in their home life. With me stepping in and doing for them—rarely, if ever, putting true .Responsibilities on their plate—this makes me ask, will my kids be ready for theContinue reading “Will Your Kids Be Ready for the Real World?”
In June, I resigned from a career and the only person I knew myself to be…..a teacher. Since then, I have worked hard to get to truly know myself on a deeper level. I have had this mission to get to know who I am beyond my career. It’s a scary process, because getting toContinue reading “Learning Yourself”
What Are Your Goals for 2016?
“My goal for 2016 is to accomplish the goals of 2015 which I should have done in 2014 because I made a promise to myself in 2013 and planned in 2012″….Sound familiar? Wanting to change yourself and better yourself is a beautiful and inspiring thing. And it turns out that’s also how most other people think:Continue reading “What Are Your Goals for 2016?”
How Much Is Too Much?
I love the holidays, I love the family rituals, the lights, singing, driving around and looking at the Christmas lights with hot coco listing to Christmas music….However, I have come to find myself annoyed with every single store and drive thru asking for a donation. I get it….I am a very giving person. Even when IContinue reading “How Much Is Too Much?”
“It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy” We tend to allow an entire year to go by before we consider what we have to be thankful for in our life. It takes a holiday like Thanksgiving to get a family to sit around a table, catch upContinue reading “Being Thankful”
I Need My Nature
If you knew me back in the day, you would have never pictured me running a half marathon. I guess having kids and feeling like a blob motivates you more than ever. I am writing this because I just ran my 12th half marathon. ( did I mention this is my first run back inContinue reading “I Need My Nature”
Who Says Girls Can’t Play Football?
By: Becky Shaffer Julia Taylor-Worthington Wolves 1939, the year my Mom was born, history was also being made. Not that my Mom isn’t history, but we are talking about girls playing football. Luverne “Toad Wise kicked six extra points for the Escambia County (Alabama) High School football team. In 1943, Annes Risner of New CastleContinue reading “Who Says Girls Can’t Play Football?”
Since making the BIGGEST move of my life….leaving a 19 year teaching career, I have heard the most amazing, courageous stories of others who have left their job for the same reason. BULLYING!! We often relate this bullying word to grade school or Middle and High School, but maybe I was blind and never reallyContinue reading “Biggest Move”