What Do We Tell Our Children? The Truth of Love.

Three years ago there was a bombing on U.S soil at the Boston Marathon. It was senseless (aren’t they all?), outrageous and scary as hell. Suddenly bombings were happening to us, to the collective us, and our children saw and heard about it, which meant we had to talk about what they saw and heard. […]

Is Maple Syrup the New Super Food?

Can it be? Can something so delicious as maple syrup be considered the new super food? Be still my sweet-loving tooth! A study released by the impressive Dr. Navindra Seeram of the University of Rhode Island, suggests maple syrup, the pancake’s and waffle’s BFF, is on the cusp of stardom (pending more studies, of course!). […]

Even A Beating Is Better Than Chemo, Right?

My surgeon…he’s a funny guy. Side Note: NO, I will NOT get on the table for this exam. I’ve got a paper shirt on and that’s as far as I go today, thank you very much. Side Note #2: This is the same pic filtered through the fun Prisma App! I have so much fun […]

How To: Drop Cloth Privacy Curtains for Your Patio

2-years ago, I shared a tutorial on how to make drop cloth privacy curtains for your patio; it regularly falls in OMT’s top five posts! In the two years that we have had these in place, not one week has gone by that I don’t mention how happy they make me. NOT ONE! Pretty good […]

Post-Breast Cancer Treatment Collateral Damage

My public journey through breast cancer is well-documented on this site.  (Key the words “breast cancer” into the search bar and you’ll find the posts.) Today, I’m yapping about the collateral damage that can accompany a diagnosis. You know, cause having breast cancer is just. not. hellish. enough. To start, when newly diagnosed, you focus […]

When We Falter, Where Do We Turn?

There are so many new readers here that I thought I’d share a few posts from my early days, starting with this one. When I write, I try to keep at the forefront of my thoughts that we are the same, you and I. We are the same, even if we don’t believe in the […]

Super Soaker Lifehack: How To Kill Wasps Naturally

Um, a Super Soaker Lifehack? What have we become here at OMT? Brilliant, is what! (source: Amazon) ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much appreciated!~ This weekend, while trimming the […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Step Up When Someone Falls, Even If They Don’t or Won’t

Dear Sweet E, so many of my words to you deal with the hard edges of life: overcoming rejection, accepting that we are all needy and broken, understanding that you are not your failures, losses or tragedies. These words will be no different. It’s not that I want us to sit with what makes us […]

The Importance of Dad

I’ve written before about my father and the things he taught me in his short life and this Father’s Day I will remember and honor his wisdom once again. There is no denying the importance of Dad in our lives. The yin to our mother’s yang (mostly), the lessons that a male perspective offers, and […]

Summer PSA: Drowning and Secondary Drowning. Do You Know The Facts?

Once a year I write about the signs of drowning and secondary drowning (who knew that was a thing?!) because A) Most people think drowning looks like the Hollywood version of struggling about in the water and B) the post serves to educate  or refresh all of us as we enter into the summer season […]