Paperback is RELEASED!

It's true. "Long Journey Home"  is available in paperback on Amazon for $9.99.  I have sold already over a dozen or so.  While that's not very many to you- it's more than I ever expected.  I have such wonderful supportive friends and family and I am soooooo Thankful for YOU! Long Journey Home is a… Continue reading Paperback is RELEASED!

Just Life · Teens

Election Day

One of my kids asked me, "Mom- do I have to vote?"  After the rhetorical dumb founded look given from the nature of the question, I started to give her the sarcastic answer." Instead, I replied with, "Yes, it is your civic duty and responsibility as an American.  It really is a privilege that we… Continue reading Election Day

For Fun

20 Things that make me Smile!

This one is lighthearted and full of gratitude, because sometimes you need a day to be thankful. We are so busy working and stressing sometimes we miss the delights in our life.   We are ALL so blessed, not just me- but YOU too.  What makes you smile?  What delights your soul? 1. My Goofy Hunny… Continue reading 20 Things that make me Smile!

Celiac · IC


Handling our flares is just what we do.  It comes with the territory, it can leave you feeling alone and segregated from the world. You know me, and I'm all about Chronic Illness education.  How can we improve one's mind and soul through certain gloom and distress?  Many of the chronic diseases have sister symptoms… Continue reading Flares

IC · Just Life

Blizzards, the Flu, and Capacious Etchings

The day of my baby girls blessed union, I was asked the same question multiple times. "Are you OK?" Then they proceeded further. "No really, are you OK?"  If I had a nickel for every time I heard that phase prior, during, and after wedding. . . We all could load up and go to… Continue reading Blizzards, the Flu, and Capacious Etchings

IC · Just Life

Winter Wedding

From the time of my Bug's engagement back in October of this last year we have catapulted through fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.  What a fast blur of holidays and wedding shopping mayhem it has been? While I can say it was extremely tight and challenging to pull off a wedding this time of… Continue reading Winter Wedding