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Just Don’t Give Up

I was on my way to my fiancé’s parent’s house when I noticed the girl on the sidewalk, straddling a purple bike. A purple and pink helmet with spikes running from front to back was strapped to her head. Dad was by her side. By his body language and the fact that they were stationary,Continue reading “Just Don’t Give Up”

Connection-An Important Key in the Blogging World

I want to take a moment and give a long overdue shout-out to David of davidsdailydose. Back in 2022 on September 4, I wrote a blog post titled “A Part of the Picture”, never imagining it would really resonate with anyone that much. I simply was musing about life – the ins-and-outs of it andContinue reading “Connection-An Important Key in the Blogging World”

“Goin’ to the Chapel and We’re…”

“Goin’ to the chapel and we’reGonna get married…” I can’t count how many times in the past two weeks I’ve had people singing these lyrics as they’re passing by me. But each time they do, it’s a reminder that, yes, it is getting closer. In fact, it’s just under three weeks away. I briefly mentionedContinue reading ““Goin’ to the Chapel and We’re…””

Time to Return

It’s been a long time. Too long since I last wrote a post. So much has happened… • I have written a YA book that is currently being read and critiqued by friends. • The process of publication and all that is involved is currently occupying some of my free time. • Establishing writing goalsContinue reading “Time to Return”

Granpa’s Legacy of Prayer by Ridge Haven Homestead

The following is a link to a post that my dear friend, Laurie, posted about her dad who is in the last stages of Lewy Body Dementia. Have kleenexes nearby and be prepared for a beautiful picture of what matters most in this life.

Dating After Divorce-What I’ve Learned

It was two months after my divorce. I was sitting at the dining room table staring at the phone after submitting a dating profile. It was hard, being all alone. I was feeling the heavy weight of responsibility as a single mom and I longed for friendship and support. But what had I just done?Continue reading “Dating After Divorce-What I’ve Learned”

“What Should I Do?”

“What should I do?” I asked Suki, our tortoiseshell cat. Her expressionless eyes gazed back at me-unblinking, uninspiring. I scratched the back of her head, then plopped myself back into the overstuffed, faux-suede recliner and proceeded to write this post. An hour before I posed my question to Suki, I had randomly googled best websiteContinue reading ““What Should I Do?””

Moving Forward with an Almost Empty Nest

Last night, I sat by the cheery bonfire I had made, reminiscing about bonfires with family and friends in the past. With my adult and almost-adult aged children running here and there to work or some event, I’m finding myself alone more and more. It was my first time building a bonfire and enjoying itContinue reading “Moving Forward with an Almost Empty Nest”

Eating Healthy as a Single Parent

One challenge of being a single parent is having the time, money and energy to create healthy meals. After a tiresome day at wotk, the thought of standing on my feet for another half-hour or so just simply isn’t appealing at all. Until I think about my health. When my children were young, most ofContinue reading “Eating Healthy as a Single Parent”

Showing the Whole Picture

A couple of weeks ago or so, I wrote a post about how hard it is to let our vulnerabilities show to those around us. A fellow blogger,, shared how this post resonated with him and he took the thoughts I had shared and added his own experience. But I won’t say too muchContinue reading “Showing the Whole Picture”