Raising kids not for faint of heart

I have something that I feel I need to speak my opinion on.  I have been seeing this more and more and it has bothered me a great deal.  There are a lot of people having babies right now and it is very exciting.  And at the same time it saddens me how they are raising them.   I have …

Health is about more than a number

As we round out the first month of the new year, I am thanking the good Lord that I am off just about all my medicines.  You see, all that prescription medicine cost me over $700 a month.   As young as I am, that simply doesn’t make sense. But, I was on eight different medicines that I couldn’t live …

Did you complete your 2018 list?

It seems to me this year is already flying by way too fast.  This past weekend, I was having a coffee and thinking back on the past year —  trying to remember if I did all that I wanted to do.  Did I end the year not finishing what I said I was going to do.? I made a new …

Holding grudges only hurts you

Do you ever wonder why people act the way they do or why they treat people the way they do?  This is been on my heart for sometime now.  We all have families — big or small. We all have friends — near and far.  I haven’t seen a family yet where everyone gets along.  There is always someone feuding.   …

Holiday reflections and gossip issues

As I sit here and think back over the holidays I am in awe how blessed we really are.  We want for nothing and were blessed to have family in over the holidays so we weren’t alone.   On New Year’s Eve we hosted family and friends at the house. Lots of food and laughs were had by all. I …

Resolutions, goals and my bucket list

As we go into the new year I always like to do a New Year’s Promise to me.  This is what I call my New Year’s Resolution.  I have made a made so many promises through the years and I don’t think I have kept a single one.  One of my promises has always been to lose weight and get …

Christmas means faith, family to me

Guess what?  It is almost Christmas time.  During this time of year, I always love to sit and reminisce about times when I was younger.  I am from a large family.  My mom had 11 brothers and sisters and her grandmother had 21 kids.  So when you say we had great holidays and reunions, well, I am telling you they …

The costs of things, including newspapers

As I think back, I must say I have never known me or my family to not get the local newspaper.  All my life, we have had it delivered to our house. For the past 28-plus years of my life I have been involved one form or fashion.   I remember after my dad was done with the paper we …