I almost didn’t go. After all, why waste the gas? Besides....I’m sick of crying. Who goes to a cemetery on Labor Day, for goodness sake? I’ll admit I was feeling down. I’ve lost some good friends lately. I was alone at home on a family weekend and life seemed...well, unfair. I made myself go. It’s … Continue reading Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant
God had me in mind when I stumbled onto the message. Pastor talked about getting stuck in our painful places of grief, regret, disappointment, hurt, rejection, and loss. He said God did not create us to get stuck. -Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a prisoner to pain. (My hand is up.) Let me … Continue reading Get out of the Graveyard!
Wowsers! Whoopee! The Type A Lady is going to be a grandma! I’m over the top excited and as always, overthinking the process. (After all, I’m Type A!) I’m not sure about this grandma stuff...I’m even rethinking the name...but I LOVE the concept! GRAN! That’s it! I’ll be “GRAN” in tribute to my great grandmother … Continue reading Mom Tips…from Gran
Top Five to Thrive OK OK, I know. We’re back to the work week. It can be so discouraging to come off the (semi) relaxed vibe of the weekend and get blasted with a high dose of the daily grind. Take heart! (I love this Bible phrase!) Here’s your .... Top Five to Thrive 1. … Continue reading Monday Moods: Top Five To Thrive
I’m messy. I’m tired. I’m grateful. I’m done. As I painted my daughter’s room, I started getting depressed. - Why am I covering up my kid’s life? - Just because clouds and glowing stars are scratched and marred, does that mean I have to clean it up? I sighed. Help me out, God. “Be grateful.” … Continue reading Pause to Paint: I’m done!
Here's the second in my "Type A" series on parenting and going back to school! Type A's tend to be "wired." Today I suggest we all UNPLUG! Turn off the TV (and Electronics! Parents! It’s time to unplug! Our electronic-obsessed world is creating people who cannot communicate beyond a button push. Statistics show children and … Continue reading Unplug!
I hate loud noises. Balloons popping. Guns shooting. Fireworks exploding. Give me a nice quiet evening. I’m good with that. Every July 4th is a challenge. Since I was a little kid, I’ve spent July 4th with my hands firmly clasped over my ears. This year was no different. My nephews’ fireworks were fantastic. … Continue reading How the Type A Lady Spent Her 4th of July
OK, Type A girls and boys....We're heading into summer. School’s almost out and I know you're getting antsy about your kids running around without a list of "To Dos" to keep them busy! Don't panic! First of all, take it from an OLD mother -- You’ll miss this time with your little ones once your … Continue reading Summer Fun With Kids