Sweet 16

Today is my oldest son’s 16th Birthday!  If only we could slow down the clock!  It seems like it was just yesterday that I brought home this 10 lbs, 23 inch long bundle, without a clue about being a Mom.  Now he is a young man, filled with music, sarcasm and a joy for life!  In two short years, he will be heading off to college and I have to trust that I have taught him the skills needed to be a successful and compassionate adult.  If only I could press life’s pause button…just slow time down for just a moment.  Yet, the hands keep turning and the clock keeps ticking.  Don’t wait for the perfect day….embrace life. Make each day perfect and don’t take for granted even one moment…

img_9127.jpgEven when I spend the whole day with you,

I miss you the second you leave.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



Be Still…

As the time change leaves us feeling dazed and confused, we must remember one thing…life is about balance.  It is ok to stop, relax and Just Be.  Clear your mind, knowing everything will be there waiting tomorrow.  For today, Just Be and experience all of the joy life has to offer.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself… Just Be You

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I Am Mother, Hear Me Roar!

These two words… “But why?” I hear them…often.  Why, do you ask? Because I’m the proud Mom of three wonderful, intelligent, creative and hormonal teenagers that drive me insane. As I have mentioned, at times, I feel like they perceive me as being clueless. For example, I have never been 14 before. And, I of course have never been 15 before, almost 16!  I have never driven a car. I have never dated a boy or a girl. And I have never felt hormones raging through my body, so strongly, that not even the Hoover Dam could hold them back. As I contemplate this delicate situation, I wonder if their main goal in life is to truly push me over the edge?  Continue reading “I Am Mother, Hear Me Roar!”