My daughter Deja turned 18 on Wednesday. We had a huge birthday party for her at Boston Pizza. We got her favorite cake, Black forest. Deja's biological family was present. I think the entire restaurant shook when our group regaled her with 'Happy Birthday'. The waitresses were so impressed that they told us over and … Continue reading Deja turns 18!
I had to face the facts. Things weren't working for me. They hadn't been for along time, maybe longer than I realized. I was stressed, and I was scared. I was frustrated and I felt alone. Things wouldn't work. My life wasn't working. My health wasn't working. My relationships - not working. It was manifesting … Continue reading Akamayimohk (Never give up)
When I first met my husband, I knew he was the one. It was instant. I also knew we would have a family. And years later, after dating and getting to know each other, we did. My husband and I had three daughters in five years. In that time we got married, went to school … Continue reading Family has to stick together
I was listening to the radio this morning on my way to drop my daughter Tia off at work. The radio dj's were talking about adult coloring books. They talked about how adult coloring books are big sellers on Amazon and basically how the coloring books are taking the world by storm. They even announced … Continue reading Do what makes you happy
I needed a year to think things over. Just kidding. Inside joke. All jokes aside, its been a crazy year. A year full of wonder, surprise, disappointment at times and lots of change. Change is good, and yes, change can be scary. How can you make sense out of senseless situations? You can't. But there … Continue reading Trusting God in Tough Times
My class instructor for the 'Change It Up Entrepreneur Program', Leiha Crier asked me a few weeks ago what scares me the most? and what can I get done? I immediately thought finishing a book project scares me and I can get one done! (yikes) I had written many poems and much prose over the … Continue reading My first manuscript-complete, well sort of