February 16, 2012

My Wardrobe Essential: The Old Sweatshirt

Like This!

We played the game of “Life” not long ago. At times, I get distracted during these board games and, even though it’s usually just the three of us playing–my husband, my son Ethan and me–I lose track of who’s turn it is.

It’s your turn, Mrs. Wear-A-Sweatshirt-Every-Day.

Ethan didn’t say it in a snarky way. Just matter-of-fact. I had no retort, other than, “I don’t wear the same sweatshirt every day” and “I Continue reading

February 11, 2012

Leading with Lollipops. {Video}

Like This!

Are you comfortable calling yourself a leader? Most people would answer no. Is there something holding you back?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most Continue reading

February 6, 2012

The Story of My Son’s Adoption.

Like This!

“Blessed.”  That was the last word I wanted to hear the day the baby was born.

A word uttered by the proud father who, along with his girlfriend, held the fate of this precious newborn we hoped to Continue reading

February 2, 2012

My Social Media Addiction.

Like This!

* Revised from a piece I wrote for elephantjournal.com. Photo by Edgar Montano. That is not me in the photo.

Beating addiction ain’t easy.

I would have shared this with you sooner, but I got a bit distracted by twitter and a few facebook updates from “friends” I don’t really know-know. Continue reading

January 31, 2012

2020: Newt admits climate change occuring, heads to moon. (Cartoon).

Like This!

Cartoon by Joe Mohr.

Thanks to Joe Mohr for the cartoon.

Newt Gingrich said this the other day: Continue reading

January 28, 2012

7 Reasons to Feel Good About Not Feeling Good.

Like This!

Let me start by saying I don’t feel well. I’m sick. Not an on-my-deathbed kind of sick. No fever, wheezing, vomiting or Continue reading

January 24, 2012

Judy from Schaumburg. A Better Oprah. {Video}

Like This!

Photo courtesy The Judy from Schaumburg Show

I am a new fan of the Judy from Schaumburg show.

Although a bit obsessed with her own cleavage, Judy* is both charming and Continue reading

January 21, 2012

The Amazing Choreography of 5 Million Starlings + Other Birds. {Video}

Like This!

I love when my time trolling around the internet pays off with a Continue reading

January 10, 2012

The Story of Bridget: A Child With a Rare, Fatal Disease.

Like This!

Hoping and Praying for the Future

Kennicott3870F-HighRes

Bridget with her mom, Sara. Photo: “Portraits by Thomas Balsamo”

Sara Kennicott helped my son, Ethan, as a reading teacher at his elementary school. This is the story of her little girl, Bridget. I hope you’ll read and share it.

Bridget is a beautiful little girl who came into our lives on November 11, 2004. She had so much spirit from the earliest moments as she arrived 3 weeks early winning the affection Continue reading

January 3, 2012

To Run or Not To Run? 7 Excuses.

Like This!

Photo by RXAphotos

Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re probably right. ~ Henry Ford

There should be no question. The fact is this: I can run. But…

7 excuses not to run. Bonus: Includes counter-excuses.

Note: I don’t own a treadmill or belong to a ‘club’, so running outside is my only option.

  1. It’s cold (today’s excuse). I’ve checked the weather no less than 15 times  today. It’s 25 degrees and feels like 16. That’s damn cold. Counter excuse: So the f**k what? I have Continue reading