YES: The Unintentional “No”

YES: The Unintentional “No”

In 2013 my Uncle gave me some life-changing advice: He told me about the unintentional “no.” I had been lamenting my struggle with whether or not to continue teaching at the local university. I always seemed to have work conflicts. And my kids – then...
Don’t tell the husbands…

Don’t tell the husbands…

Every once in a while, when reading or listening to expert advice, a little nugget stays with you. For me – it was this bit of Love & Logic telling me to NOT take on my children’s problems.  Guess what? It works for husbands too. Here’s what happened… A couple...
Youth Sports Snarl

Youth Sports Snarl

What is it about youth sports that turns normal, caring parents into snarling, blood-thirsty beasts? I don’t do well with drama – it totally drains me. That said, I also don’t do well with keeping my mouth shut when something needs to be addressed (positive or...
A Divine Temper Tantrum

A Divine Temper Tantrum

How my mommy temper tantrum maybe saved my husband’s life.  Marriage. It’s so much fun. All. The. Time. Right? Not in my house. We have our ups and downs, and we work through most of them like adults (sorry, you won’t find many stories about those because they aren’t...
Summer Cold, I Curse You!

Summer Cold, I Curse You!

It’s a beautiful 76 degrees outside (hack, hack, hack), and I’m inside trying natural remedy number 1,586 (that’s an estimate) to get rid of my summer cold. I think in all of seasonal sickness – nothing is as nasty as a summer cold. Pause for extreme coughing fit....