Five Minute Fridays: Again

Friday, January 25, 2013

Time to take a break from your schedule and just write off the top of your head for five minutes. No worries about impressing. No thoughts about being perfect. Just write.

Thanks Lisa Jo for giving the word to leap from.

Five Minute Friday


There was a period of my life where this group was all I knew. From eight in the morning until three at night we were each other's family. For eleven years.

We made up games to play outside.

We ate together.

We learned lessons from math and English to death and strength.

We went through growth spurts together.

We learned how to band together against the world.

Then the end came. Decisions to make over our lives started to take precedence.

We moved away.

Our lives took over.

Sure we would reconnect again here and there - love the marvels of technology.

But here we are again, looking at the chance to be together again.

Who have we become? We no longer know each other's biggest secrets and embarrassing moments - although at one point we were experts on each other.

Again we will be together - to just be the men and women we have grown up to be - with a foundation that is shared.


Cozy Book Hop & Changing Attitudes

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I don't know about you, but this week, with temperatures at the lowest in a couple of years, I found it hard to really take in what I was reading. My heart just didn't seem to care as it tried to stay warm. There were some wonderful words put out there for us to soak in and gain from, and yet all my heart could do was try to warm up.


Live Free: Eliminate the If Onlys and What Ifs of Life

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Live Free: Eliminate the If Onlys and What Ifs of Life
By Kendra K. Smiley

During the stress of life it is nice to find a book that is just simply uplifting. A book that reminds of the joys of life, and that we should make it a priority to simply enjoy life. This is one such book.

Smiley introduced the book like this: "This book is filled with true stories of people who have chosen forgiveness, joy, contentment, prayer, and positive attitudes that resulted in renewed hope, increased faith, and purposeful action."

Who wouldn't want that kind of book on her bookshelf?


Swimmy - a book on working together

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I have yet to come across a parent who really hopes and prays that her child will grow up to a quiet wallflower that goes along with the crowd.  The idea of teaching kids how to be an individual who can work in a team crosses the minds of parents all the time - especially this parent.

And yet, this idea is easier said than taught... It's a fine line between being yourself, and being a selfish brat. Then there is the idea of teamwork, where you speak up enough to be heard, yet humble yourself to accommodate the group... There are adults that can't do this one yet!

mommy brain

The Phenomenon of Mommy Brain

Monday, January 21, 2013

After spending at least ten minutes getting my boys dressed to walk the twenty-five steps from the back door to the car door in the bitter cold, and buckling them into those life-saving car seats, and running back inside to grab the super large tote that holds diapers, wipes, extra snacks, juice and those backup emergency clothes, I automatically closed the back door behind me. You know the move right? One arms pushing open the screen door, as your other hand holds on to the handle of the house door and the momentum of your super mommy speed closes the door as you propel yourself forward.

And then not even a second after that door closed, I realized I had left my purse, coffee mug and KEYS on the counter...

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