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My Mind Overflowith

Imagine taking a large pitcher of water and completely emptying it into a small glass.  While the glass will be full… the excess water will spill over the glass and run in all different directions.   This is what was happening to me, when I decided to walk away from my…

Memories Monday: The Goldfish Switch

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory” Dr Seuss   The Goldfish Switch: When our son, Thomas, turned 8 years old, we got him a goldfish.  He was so excited to have a fish of his very own.  He named…

Bear With Me

I am currently working on recreating my blog… So far I have gone from a wordpress.com site to a wordpress.org site.  I am learning the ins and outs of getting my blog “out there”.  I need followers and better content.  I have also been playing…

The Humor of Getting Older

Joan Collins once said, “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” When we are younger, we long to be older so we can be more independent.  Somewhere along our timelines we stop wanting to…

More Than a Teacher

Do you know what the most undervalued profession is in the United States today? You guessed it, teaching.  Maybe some of you feel the same way.  However, I can tell you, without a doubt in my mind, that none of you would be blogging or reading without help from a…

Headaches and Hotflashes

Yes, I am going to whine a little bit… okay maybe a lot.  I have been plagued with horrendous headaches for most of my adult life.  Not one of those dull-aching headaches either, but the I-want-to-kick-a-puppy kind of thumping.  Normally, if I feel…

You Know You are a Wrestling Mom When…

I have been the mom of a wrestler for close to 10 years.  However, when he was younger, the matches were nowhere near the intensity they are now.  All my kids are involved in some sort of sport – football, wrestling, track, baseball, and gymnastics – so I have always…

Smart Phone Apps That All Parents Should be Watching

Since the creation of the smart phone, parents have had to become more informed about the applications our kids have been downloading to their phones.  Cyber-bullying, inappropriate content, and free apps that have hidden charges… are all issues that come up when our children integrate themselves into the…

The Hippo Hypothesis

     Bullying happens everywhere… even in elementary school.  However, the name calling is not as drastic as you would hear from older teens and even adults.  I was honestly shocked at the amount of drama that happens between girls in the 4th grade.  My daughter, Hope (now in 7th) found…

Changing the Toilet Paper Will Not Cause Brain Damage

Quick give me a Bible – places left hand on Bible and right hand on heart.  I swear on all that is holy, I am the only person in my house that changes the toilet paper roll.  We have 3 functional bathrooms upstairs (and one in the basement I refuse…