Taking Time for Mom

I love having my nails done—I loved nail polish when I was a little girl and was always giving myself manicures, complete with base coat and top coat, even when I was 10 or 11. I generally find going to a salon for a mani/pedi to be a relaxing experience. I used to joke with [...]

Giving back……

I want to volunteer.  I want to do something that matters for others. I want to give back. I do work with the PTO at the elementary school and have been involved for six years, since my oldest was in kindergarten. In fact, I was recently a volunteer at the school's biggest fundraiser this past [...]

It’s amazing what brings me back…..

I was recently looking for some information on my university’s website.  As I was looking through the site, trying to find what I was researching, I came across the flow sheet for my major. I got goose bumps. Why, you wonder? When I was trying to apply to my university in the spring of 2011, [...]

Yes, kids grow up too fast, but…..

They can be a lot of fun when they are older.  My boys both have birthdays next month and my oldest will be 12 and my youngest will be 9.  I sometimes wonder where the time has gone, but they are at ages now that are fun.  They can joke, they are pretty self-sufficient (I [...]

Another school year done!

I am writing this just a few hours after submitting my final assignment of the semester--and of the school year!  It's amazing to me that two years ago, I embarked on this journey with a lot of excitement, a lot of fear and a lot of hope. I had no idea what to expect when [...]

Have You Ever Found Yourself in a Style Rut?

Have you ever wished that Stacy London and Clinton Kelly from TLC’s "What Not to Wear" could take you away on a shopping spree and tell you what looked good on you?  Well, that’s where I’ve been lately.  I started struggling with my clothes last semester.  Many would say I looked fine, and maybe I [...]

This will be the semester of blog neglect

School has officially been back in session for two weeks and it feels like two months.  Life is busy for all of us.  We are settling into a routine and I feel better this week than I did last week.  Last week was TIRING.  By Thursday, I was struggling to keep my eyes open.  It [...]