A quote from Charles Dickens: “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never fires, and a touch that never hurts.” Boy if we all followed these lessons for life wouldn’t the world be a better place?

Read More

“God made the world round so we could never see too far down the road.”  Isak Dinesen Are you a planner?  I sure am.  I like to know what is going on, when it is going to happen, and what I am going to do after that happens.  Anyone that knows me can testify to…

Read More

Last week I received a package in them mail.  I was excited to see it was from ABC and Mom Central.  This was my “compensation” for helping ABC Daytime with their publicity for THE VIEW.  I look forward to drinking coffee from this cute spring mug and getting my groceries in the tote bag!  Be…

Read More

Yesterday my calendar page had a little saying on it.  I thought it was appropriate after spending a week with teenagers.  I am sure those of you who are raising teenagers will get a laugh from this as well!  Have an awesome Monday! Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to the wall!

Read More

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have begun substitute teaching.  Since February, I have been subbing at least once or twice a week at our Middle School/High School.  Each day seemed to bring new challenges.  Somedays I was expected to teach topics I wasn’t too familiar with (Alegbra) and others I had to learn…

Read More

Over the past 5 years, America has truly demonstrated its power to persevere.  From Hurricane Katrina to the economic crisis, Americans have stepped up to help one another in the face of difficulty.  I have even seen this on a local level where we live.  The Floods of 2008 in Iowa affected thousands, and yet…

Read More

I know I have been MIA for awhile.  Spring has been the start of a new schedule around here and it has taken me a few days (weeks) to get readjusted.  I have been subbing 2-3 days/week and the kids have some sort of practice every night of the week.  Plus throw me getting sick,…

Read More

Adelia is back in this thrilling fourth installment of the Mistress of the Art of Death series. In 1176, King Henry II sends his daughter Joanna to Palermo to marry his cousin, the king of Sicily. Henry chooses Adelia Aguilar, his Mistress of the Art of Death, to travel with the princess and safeguard her…

Read More