Month: September 2014

no pot bellied pigs

Saying no to pot bellied pigs

I wonder if there was at one time a pot bellied pig problem. I’d love to hear that story.

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Kathy Stokes' Story

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Kathy Stokes’ Story

I’m divorced but asked my ex to be there to tell the kids. That was a big support mechanism in the sense of “we’re fighting this as a family.” Humor works really well with my kids. It opens them up. Eg, at dinner, daughter asks, “Dad, can I have another chicken breast?” shortly after my surgery. Then she turned to me and said, “Sorry, mom.” And I said, “That’s ok. I’ll have two!” Laughter all around.

When Gratitude is Difficult |

When Gratitude is Difficult

There have been times, oh so many times, when the thought of compiling a list of things for which to be grateful was a little more than I could bear. Those are moments when gratitude is difficult.

school zone

Respect the School Zone

I’ll admit to being annoyed by the 20-mile per hour speed limit in school zones… in the past. Funny how things change now that I have a 5-year-old walking to school every day. And now, every day, I give those fast drivers a mama bear glare.

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Becky E's Story

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Becky E’s Story

Recurrence is a real fear and something that comes up a lot. Help to keep me smiling and laughing and I’ll do the same for you!

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