The Big Give S.A.

The Big Give S.A.

I know most of you don’t live in Texas, nor do you live in San Antonio, but hang with me for just a moment while I explain why I would promote The Big Give S.A. charity drive in an area that has nothing to do with you…or does it? Show of hands: How many of […]

May is Melanoma Awareness Month: Check Yo’Self!

May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Each year I like to bring attention to the fact that May is Melanoma Awareness Month.  That’s what we survivors like to do, you know.  We like to remind ourselves that we dodged a brutal bullet, and we like to remind you to wear sunscreen, so you can dodge that bullet too. This post stands […]

5 Keys to a Happy Marriage

5 Keys To a Happy Marriage

Garry and I have been married for over 32 years and we’re honestly happier than ever.  Not that it’s always been easy; anything this valuable doesn’t come without a price.  We’ve earned our marriage battle scars, but more importantly, when faced with the hardness of life, we’ve taken the path of joy and having a […]

What I’ve Learned About Breast Cancer #2

Pom-Pom Balloon

As I write this it has been approximately three weeks since my initial diagnosis.  What could I have possibly learned in three weeks time?  More than I ever wanted to, that’s what. Ready? Set. GO! What I’ve Learned About Breast Cancer Three Weeks In * Every breast cancer is different. * Every treatment is different. […]

PSA of the Day: Drowning and Secondary Drowning Facts

Solving the puzzle of drowning.

Summer is thisclose once again!  With summer break comes lots of time spent in the water, so this is a perfect time to revisit the facts of drowning and secondary drowning. Once you’ve read this post (which is an updated post of the one I did last year), come back to the above link on […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: We are all Broken and Needy

We're All Broken And Needy

This subject is hard.  Who wants to admit to being needy?  To being broken?  No one, that’s who.  Yet, we are.  Each and every one of us. Sweet E, my lovely little man, how I love you and your brokenness, your neediness.  Don’t be afraid.  Don’t fear what is uncomfortable to face. When I was […]

An Unmade Bed is a Healthy Bed

An Unmade Bed is a Healthy Bed

Make your bed before you start the day!  Yep, I was that mom.  There was just something about looking into Boy’s room and seeing the bed pulled together that made the rest of the chaos easier to accept.  Didn’t hurt that this was an important household issue, drilled into my youthful brain by The German. […]

Four Days In: What I’ve Learned About Breast Cancer

Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

If you haven’t visited my facebook site in a couple of days, you might not know, but I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. No specifics yet, as we’re only four days out from diagnosis. There is some anxiety about the unknown, but mostly a driven determination that we’ll emerge on the other side, survivors. The […]

What I’ve Learned: Two Years Later

What I've Learned: Two Years Later

Those of you who joined this site in the beginning days will recall that I had my worries about being a Grandmama, Nana, Nonnie, Mimi…Choochie!  Just over two years have passed since those pre-Sweet E butterflies and, baby, I’m all in. You can read about all that I’ve learned HERE, HERE and HERE. I’ve taken […]

SCIENCE! or Science?!

SCIENCE? or Science?!

Have y’all heard the news?  Sitting all day at work is killing you.  Or is it? First up, a video. Someone get the lights. Well, that was depressing. Who else jumped out of their seat while watching this and danced around a little? Just me?! Figures, I can be such a lemming. Next up, the […]