Celebrate…National Ice Cream Cone Day!

Celebrate…National Ice Cream Cone Day!

I remember what a treat it was to stop by Thrifty’s and my dad telling us four kids, ”Triple scoops all around!” We peered into the glass case freezer full of cardboard tubs of tantalizing flavors. Mocha Almond Fudge, Mint Chip,  and Butter Brickle were among my favorites.. I think it was 35 cents back then. And […]

Diving into Amy’s Senior year.

Diving into Amy’s Senior year.

I held the piece of paper with Amy’s schedule on it and looked for her first class. It was back to school night, which is an annual event for parents of school age children. This time, was different. It was the last back-to-school night I would be going to with our daughter, Amy, who is […]

Does This Blog Make My Bum Look Big?

Does This Blog Make My Bum Look Big?

I just finished reading a piece about increasing your blog traffic. One of the top nuggets of advice was to make sure your title caught people’s attention. Well, if you are reading this, I guess it worked! There have been several serious bumps in the road. I have been busy marketing my books, creating new […]

Empty Nest Transition Isn’t Always a Piece of Cake!

Empty Nest Transition Isn’t Always a Piece of Cake!

Love working with Beacon Hill on this project!   If you know of someone who is struggling with the emotion of having their kids leave the next..this is a resource I wished I had when our FIRST ones were leaving.     

Moments matter…

Moments matter…

Even in the dim glow of the small porch light, I could tell something was not right. Gladys, whose smile usually lights up a room, walked toward me, shoulders slumped. In the shadows, I could see her lips stretched across her face in a thin line. I closed the gap between us. “Something has happened.” […]

Retro Goodness Granola Bars

Retro Goodness Granola Bars

Some of my earliest childhood memories involved loading up musty camping gear into our old green Travel-all and several of our favorite 8 track tapes for family road trips. Mom always packed a bag of snacks for the ride. Those were the days before high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oil were part of […]

Every author should be so lucky!

On May 28th, just a few days before school was out for the summer, I had the amazing privilege to meet the 4th grade class who gave me feedback on The Adventures of Pearley Monroe. They had no idea I was coming and the local news, KCRA, captured it as well. Meeting those kids and talk […]

Changing the Toilet Paper Roll isn’t Rocket Science!

A little over a year ago I had the idea of doing a few public service announcements of my own to post on my kids Facebook pages. This one  recently was requested again..so back by popular demand …”Changing the Toilet Paper”. What creative ways have you encouraged your kids to help out around the house? […]

BLOG TOUR!! and CONTEST!

BLOG TOUR!! and CONTEST!

SIGN UP FOR THIS DRAWING!!! * a free book   * a cup cozy *   and this adorable Empty Nest APRON!!! Perfect for baking those cookies to send to your kids when they take flight! Write a comment here…or an facebook…the contest will go until the day after Mother’s day.. MONDAY ~ May 12! […]

Staying Centered Isn’t Always Easy.

Staying Centered Isn’t Always Easy.

“What are you going to blog about?” asked my husband, John, before heading out to work. “Finding balance,” I replied. “I took that pottery class a few weeks ago and think it had a lot of great applications to life.” “Good choice,” he said. After he left I drove our high school kiddos to school, […]