A Somber Reminder to Never Forget

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 In the wake of all that has happened to the collective us in the last month, there is so much we’ll never be able to forget. To those who fight the good fight, to those who step up when times are unimaginable, to those who love in the face of terror, […]

The Best Advice You’ll Ever Get

Sweet E is four, y’all…4 1/2-years-old! Time continues to whip past, no matter how I wish it would slow its jets. As the saying goes: The days are slow, but the years are fast. I was reading though some of the older Sweet E posts and I came across this one. It stands the test […]

What Do You Eat When You’re Trying To Survive Chemo?

It has been a little bit over two years since my breast cancer diagnosis and there are two things I think of regularly: #1: I am grateful to be alive. #2: It took a lot of effort to eat while going through chemo. This post was written in the throes of that terrible time. It […]

Feeling Invisible is Awful. Learn How to Be Seen.

Did the headline make you squinch in recognition? Did it tick you off a little? Did you know that if you are feeling invisible there’s something you can do about it? I’m here to help you find your way to visibility. As I like to describe to folks (as a way to explain my boldness), […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Life Can Come At You Hard, So Remember The Good

Dearest Sweet E, This life is full of wonder and awe – it contains the best of what we experience – but this life can also come at you hard, stealing joy and hope, if you let it. Don’t let it, baby. So many in this world think they’re the only one with a suffering […]

Do You Know The Facts About Drowning?

Did you know that most people imagine the act of drowning involves vigorous splashing and thrashing? You know – the Hollywood version of drowning with lots of dramatic screaming and struggling. FACT: It rarely happens that way. This post, one I offer once a year, serves to educate or refresh all of us on what […]

What You Should Know For Melanoma Awareness Month

Each May, I feel a strong pull to inform sun-lovers (and those who would rather stay inside) of the importance of being aware of melanoma’s warning signs. This post is one that I offer yearly, just as the summer activities get underway. It’s important information that can save your life. Melanoma is on the rise. […]

Color Me Annoyed: Most Breast Cancer Remedies Can SUCK IT!

Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer. I’m sick of learning and writing about this monstrous disease. ~ugh~ IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE WE BEGIN: I am NOT a doctor nor do I pretend to be. All information and opinions are mine and mine alone. Talk to your doc, a REAL doc, to discuss your needs. Since my […]

Top 5 Secrets to a Happy Marriage

Our nephew is walking down the aisle soon and in honor of this new union, I wanted to (re)share my secrets to a happy marriage. Two things before we start: #1: Yes, that pic is from the way-back vault. #2: It’s one of my favs. ~~~~~ Garry and I have been married for over 34 […]

No Breadcrumbs in the Pantry? Your Rolling Pin to the Rescue!

Today’s lifehack is one I use all the danged time! To the video. someone get the lights! (sorry about the newby vertical filming) How stinkin’ easy is that? If you don’t keep stuffing mix in your pantry, you could also use this method with toasted bread. I love an easy and useful lifehack/kitchenhack. Have you […]