Parenting in Unique Circumstances

Yesterday was Epilepsy Awareness Day. For this day people around the world wore purple to help promote an awareness regarding this neurological disorder. I understand very little of epilepsy, but I wore purple, took a picture, and posted it on social media to support my friends. As others asked me about my purple it gaveContinue reading “Parenting in Unique Circumstances”

Random Thoughts

Do you ever think about what tomorrow will hold? You know, plan ahead and think about the things you would like to do to fill your day? Today I was doing just that and I began to find myself having a series of random thoughts. “I wonder where my bicycle helmet is? I wonder whyContinue reading “Random Thoughts”

Finding the Right Tools

I am starting today’s blog slightly different than usual. Normally, I post a kaleidoscope photograph near the title. Today the photo is not a kaleidoscope. This hammer is a piece of art created by Jordan Gayle Dodd. Jordan is an artist in Tennessee, she made this from wire and copper, it is entitled Paved Paradise.Continue reading “Finding the Right Tools”

Wordless Wednesday… Another New Thing

I have learned that many who blog have a post entitled Wordless Wednesday in which they post photos, but no commentary. Just photos and perhaps a brief description of the photo. I have decided to try this. Next week I shall try for less words. For this week this is my Wordless Wednesday post. IContinue reading “Wordless Wednesday… Another New Thing”

Social Media and Our Youth

My post today is different than normal, I have a concern and I wanted to share it with you.  For most of you this may seem insignificant. But for some of you this will hit close to home, please know you are not alone. I want to talk with you today about the internet, more specificallyContinue reading “Social Media and Our Youth”

Rest for the Weary, and for the Rest of Us Too

Rest, do you ever think about it? I mean seriously and intentionally plan rest into your day or week? Sometimes it seems we are going so fast we forget to stop. You know the old saying stop and take time to smell the flowers? While I think that’s a great idea, I am actually purposingContinue reading “Rest for the Weary, and for the Rest of Us Too”

Life Lessons From Kids Who Shoot Bows

I had the privilege of spending part of my weekend in a youth archery event. These events are always interesting to me. There are parents and children from different walks of life gathered from all over the state with one common denominator; a child who shoots archery. There are youth from all age ranges andContinue reading “Life Lessons From Kids Who Shoot Bows”

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

I am trying something new this week.  Trying new things is not always something I do particularly well.  I like to try new things if it’s something that I wanted to try. Does that make sense? I like to do new things like a new hobby, going to a new movie or learning a newContinue reading “Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone”

I Shall Have Cheesecake

Happy Birthday to me…. Thank you for stopping by to share in my birthday party! I find the celebrations change as we get older, yet I continue to celebrate. You see, I am glad I am having a birthday. I really don’t mind the age. Now, let’s be honest, I could do without all theContinue reading “I Shall Have Cheesecake”

Barnacles or Oars?

Barnacles or Oars? That seems like a funny question don’t you think? First off, it is finally up to 36 degrees here in Tennessee, so who in the world would be thinking about water anyway. The only water I thought about today was ice and snow as I watched it melt.  I would bet you thinkContinue reading “Barnacles or Oars?”