Archive for July 2015

Three ways to enjoy today

Three ways to enjoy today
Monday is a  good time for a quick reminder about how to enjoy today. Our daily hustle and bustle can overshadow what we already know. We get caught up in what must be done now, instead of what should be done for ourselves. Here’s a little list to help out. Three ways to enjoy today:... Read more »

To honor a friend's strength

To honor a friend's strength
Today’s “Motivational Monday” post comes a day early because it needs to. I need to honor a friend today, who showed bravery and strength in the face of extreme danger. I need to honor a friend who proved just how strong she can be, both as a fighter and as a survivor. I can say... Read more »

5 things you may not have been told about delivering a baby

I know I’m not the first to drop a bomb on you, pregnant mamas. You’ve already been on quite the ride. If your 36+ weeks, you’ve already learned that the strep test goes into TWO! spots. You have already heard about the horrors that await your vajayjay— if you are lucky.  And, I’m very sure... Read more »
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Motivational Monday: cutting chemicals and costs

Hellllo and happy Monday! We had a lovely weekend full of family, music, sunshine, and good food. Monday means back to the weekly routine and I promised a post to keep you going. One of my current home projects is figuring out ways to cut chemicals out of our daily. Sure, I might be a... Read more »

Why I want to pack up my entire house and move

Why I want to pack up my entire house and move
Alright, it’s not as epic as the title may imply. Things are good in my ‘hood. Really, we’ve been enjoying summer. We’ve been busy with classes, activities and seeing friends and family. So, why am I still struck with the urge to change it all? I have no idea. Currently, I want to live in... Read more »

What my family photo doesn't say

The adage is that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” I’ve always loved that saying, and have frequently found myself going back to old pictures and remembering the tale they have to tell. Today my mind is spinning about what my family photo does not say. A friend and photographer, Cynthia Robertson, snapped this... Read more »
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Motivational Monday: A friend's fitness and health journey

Stable Mable here with a hello! As a blogger, I have a pretty cool position to build a community founded on positivity and support (and sarcasm, because, it’s needed at times). So, I’ve decided to start Motivational Monday posts. I promise not to get all mushy or preachy. Instead, I’ll offer up something to make... Read more »

Send a Rhea of Hope

I was born a very lucky woman. While neither of my parents are college educated, they worked their sweet patoots off so that my brother and I could have what we needed. Better yet, they were determined to give us the education and guidance that they really never had a chance to receive. I live... Read more »