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 […]

5 Reasons To Stop Setting Goals For Your Adult Children

What?! There are folks out there setting goals for their adult children? Um, apparently. I’m as shocked as you. Are we living on a compound? Are we jungle people (that kinda seems unfair to those who reside in the jungle)? Are we so fixated on the lives of our children and not our own that […]

Optimist or Just Plain Naive?

I’m an optimist.  Things are gonna work out, baby. < See?  Optimism. My father used to tell me that I was the most naive person he knew.  That life wasn’t all sunshine and blue birds, Sunshine. I’d kiss his cheek, tell him I loved him and that it wasn’t naivety that he was witnessing, it […]

What I’ve Learned: 19 Months Later

19 months ago our lives changed when Sweet E entered the world on a stormy February day.  Fat Tuesday lived up to the celebration that year and it’s been a lesson in grandparenty love ever since. I’ve kept tabs on what I’ve learned HERE, HERE, and HERE, but each new day is a surprisingly delightful […]