Whatever Happens in the Dark always comes to Light

The number one thing I said to my kids as they were growing up was, “Whatever happens in the dark always comes to light. So be careful.” When kids are growing up they will tell a fib at one time or another.  Most moms can tell when their kids are lying.   Kids, you should know that when your mom …

Stubbornness can be a hard pill to swallow

It is getting close to the time where I get to head back home to “The County” where I grew up.  We will be having a family reunion this year and I am excited to see our scattered family once again.   As you all know, I have a huge family on my mom’s side.  They decided it was time …

Food for Thought: Family means the world to me

As the summer approaches us I am thinking of what I can get do this year.  Now that I don’t have the extra weight, and all the aches and pains, I plan on staying active this summer. This weather is already very warm.  I am praying this is not a taste of what is to come and we have another …

Moms are what shape us

As Mother’s day approaches, it brings back so many memories of when I was a child, and when I was a young mother. Growing up was not always fun.  But, as kids that is what we always think until we become adults.   I came from a middle class family that  worked hard, made sure we had food on the …

Take a step back

As I come into this week, I am in awe of how crazy busy we have been.  I mean, it was Tuesday and it already felt like we put in a full week and I’m done. I am not exhausted from being tired. I do have a lot of energy, but my brain is done.  It is time for me …

Life: the journey you make for yourself

For the last couple of weeks I can’t stop thinking about certain things.  You really don’t want to be in my mind, because there are normally 1,000 things going on at once. For the past several days, I have been going over goals and what I want to do in life for the next 50 years. What keeps coming to …

It’s a Dog’s Life!

There have been so many dogs in my life that I can’t even tell you how many I have had or even the names of them all. I have always had a love for animals.   As you all know from reading my columns, I  helped on a farm growing up.  So I have milked cows, got down and dirty …