Dear Bambino, Happy 10th birthday! I know you have some reservations about getting older, but no matter what, you will always be my little boy. Of course you could promise to never grow up just like your uncle. You could spend the rest of your life being silly and child-like and keep putting bugles on … More Welcome to Double Digits, Bambino!
I remember a phrase from when I was younger about being a June bride. I guess June was the month to get married. Well, not this year! May is the month! No, I’m not talking about some crazy big wedding on the other side of the pond. I’m talking about a couple that I was … More Tears of Joy, Lots of Them
As you may be aware, Dear Husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary last month. Well, it got me thinking about how we met and about my life before we met. It also reminded me of how he answered a question from an old friend of mine after we were married. A long time … More You’re scared of little ol’ me?
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