There are some places where the number 13 is considered lucky. Italy is one of them. Being of Italian descent makes this fact warms my heart. Today, Dear Husband, you and I celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary! What are we doing to celebrate? Going to Bambino’s back to school night, of course! There are so … More Happy Anniversary and Thank You, Dear Husband! Our Lucky Number 13
Ahhh to be in elementary school again. Remember when the phrase ‘snow day’ conjured images of sledding with your friends until your nose and toes were numb then going inside where Mom had hot chocolate ready for you? Then playing board games until it was time for everyone to go to their respective homes for … More Snow Days and Summers Off
I want to be writing. I have all of these ideas bouncing around in my head that NEED to get out but then I lose track of them when I actually get a moment to write. Am I the only one? Is there anyone out there who has this problem, too? You find something you’re … More Am I Alone?
Sixteen years ago today I went on a first date. There were weeks of conversation leading up to this date. Late night phone calls until we could barely stay awake. Faxed cover sheets at work. (People still used fax machines 16 years ago!) Phone calls during the work day when we should have been actually … More The Longest First Date
What can you do when you feel helpless? When a dear friend is going through something that is beyond tough? What do you do when your friend pours their heart and guts out and tells you all of the ugliness that they are dealing with? What can you do when your heart aches for them? … More What can you do…
We’ve all heard the saying in one form or another: “It is better to give than to receive.” Yesterday I had the opportunity to explain this phrase to three 8 year-olds while also giving them a way to experience it. In the process I gave thanks to God, the Universe, a bunch of people who … More The Gift of Giving
We all know that toxins are bad. We make sure that we don’t have toxins in our food. We don’t want pesticides on our fruits and vegetables. We know when something is bad by the way it smells or the way it looks. (Although if you ask Dear Husband, guacamole is bad because it ‘looks … More Time to Detox
How many times have we heard these words? I mean when someone wasn’t being sarcastic or snarky. How many times have we said them? And meant them? The answer to all of those questions is probably “not too often.” It is probably less often if you’re married. 😉 Why? Why don’t we hear them? Maybe … More You’re right.
I came across this gem not too long ago. I wrote this 7 years ago after a family reunion of my mother’s side of my family. Just a few days ago, on Christmas day, I was reminded of it because my brothers and I learned more in a few hours about a cousin than we … More Family = Friends = Entertainment
Dream Bigger turns 1! I just logged on and saw the notification that I started this account 1 year ago today! I cannot believe it has been a whole year of blogging (intermittently). I have enjoyed it and want to do more… This blogging thing has not been as regular as I anticipated/planned/expected. But LIFE … More Happy Everything!