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Choosing Your Ideal Wedding Venue

Posted on 07/14/2014 10:35:28 AM

It will most likely be the most memorable decision in the eyes of your guests, though choosing the venue for your wedding is not only the largest financial decision you'll make during your wedding planning process. Enjoy it or otherwise, the venue which you choose can create an easy wedding spectacu..

Pit Bull Attacks, Injured Kids and Schemes

Posted on 06/24/2014 09:10:32 AM

Everyone's heart skips a beat and their attention is riveted when we see that a child has been mauled by a pack of any dogs, much less pit bulls. This breed of dog, originally intended for dog fighting but now for household protection, has either gotten a bad rap or is dangerous. You pick the side a..

Celebrating Individuality Not Conformity

Posted on 06/04/2014 02:37:23 AM

All children need free time, even boring times, to discover who they really are, what they are good at and what they enjoy. Our daughter, Grace became the philosopher/ artist she is today partly because I didn't have time to try to normalize her or the money to put her in a constant cycle ..

Tattoos for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted on 06/03/2014 04:28:27 PM

Two thousand women travel each year from all parts of the United States and the world to Finksburg, MD to visit a man who has become the maven of tattoos with a specialty in nipples. Yes, nipples because as good as breast reconstruction surgery is, the nipple is still one area where they c..

Reflections from “The Bathing Grandma”

Posted on 05/21/2014 07:36:03 PM

I learned by trial and error. In fact one of the biggest jokes in our family is about the time I bathed my first baby. Yes, my new title is “The Bathing Grandma” because I know how to bathe newborns without making them cry. How I move and speak and handle newborns is automatic after moth..

10 things you need to say to your loved one's, right now!

Posted on 05/20/2014 12:29:14 PM

It's so easy to get caught up in everyday life, moments pass us by all the time. We barely notice anymore, sad really. With a whole bunch of life changes happening recently in my life, (and of course me being 40 years old), it has caused me to reflect pretty deeply. It's not without tears that ..

WE are Strong, But We Are Stronger Together

Posted on 05/16/2014 06:07:02 PM

My front door swings open, it's my teenage son. Backpack hanging off his left shoulder, shirt unbuttoned and a very blah "HI, I am home", comes out of his mouth. He is, so over it!  Shoes, jackets, wrappers, pencils, or whatever else is on his person, hit my front entrance floor as if he is a t..

Help! Mum Was An English Major!

Posted on 05/03/2014 10:33:10 PM

I once mentioned that I was simply an ordinary mum, when the diningroom fell silent. “No, I am sorry, Mum, but you are definitely not ordinary; you are the furthest thing from a normal mother." I am a happy anomaly; a quirky mother, book lover, gardener and now a new writer. I was born an old sou..

Another Mother’s Day

Posted on 05/03/2014 08:40:36 PM

Holidays, as I’ve come to realize, are many things to us but one thing I’ve also come to realize is that certain holidays have been beautifully engineered by greeting card companies to help us jump aboard the train of regret should we neglect one of the holidays. One specific “holi..

Hit the Kids with a New MH Diagnosis

Posted on 04/26/2014 05:24:59 PM

Children don’t have it any better these days than the adults did when they were growing up. In too many instances, the kids probably have more stress and more new forms of abuse than anyone did previously. The one thing that we adults had going for us was that our parents understood that kids ..

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