6 years since Nathan came home from Afganistan

6 years since Nathan came home from Afganistan

Sometimes milestone moments seem much closer in time. It must be the small section of your heart, changed in such a way that from that moment on, you life is never be quite the same.

Another One Leaves The Nest

Another One Leaves The Nest

Do you remember the scene from the movie “Father of the Bride” where Steve Martin’s character is talking to his grown daughter and all of a sudden he sees her when she is 6? In her little child voice she announces, “Daddy…I am getting married!” He shakes his head and wonders where the years have […]

Super cute mummy jar!

Super cute mummy jar!

Super cute and easy! With just a jar, cotton gauze, google eyes and a glue stick you can make these adorable jars that can be filled with candy or add a battery operated tea light and you have a sure to please decoration! From my home to yours!  

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 […]