Dear Hot Mess Mom: To me you are perfect. — WONDEROAK

It’s tempting to pretend that there aren’t ritz crackers hidden deep inside my shag carpet, along with some other things I probably don’t want to know about. It’s tempting to pretend my four-year-old doesn’t rock the same “favorite” dress three days in a row, and that I don’t currently smell like men’s Old Spice deodorant. […]… Continue reading Dear Hot Mess Mom: To me you are perfect. — WONDEROAK


Pressures, they seem to be everywhere. There is not a single day that goes by that some amount of pressure is applied to you. Maybe it is the pressure of being on time to work and making sure that the alarm is set correctly. That one is easy for me since we now have an… via… Continue reading HANDLING THE PRESSURES OF THE WORLD — 50 IS NOT OLD

Optimum Health ~ 3.8.18

It’s not a must,  but try to do all 5 steps for optimum health!  It’s cold, flu and everything else season…. in other words, no time to let down your guard. Follow these easy steps to boost your immunity. #1 GET MORE SLEEP – Logging fewer than 7 hours of shut eye had may cause… Continue reading Optimum Health ~ 3.8.18

Silver Lining….Optimist vs. Pessimist ~ 3.2.18

Finding the silver lining in difficult times can be tough, but the effort may improve your overall health, according to two new studies.  A pessimistic attitude, Finnish reasearchers report, is a strong independent risk factor for death from coronary heart disease The study published in BMC Public Health assessed the impact of attitude on heart… Continue reading Silver Lining….Optimist vs. Pessimist ~ 3.2.18

Feeling noticed ~ 2.27.18

If we were having coffee, what would I want us to talk about? Good question, huh. I’ve been catching up on some WordPress “helps” and this was a suggestion as a possible blog. I don’t often use prompts, but I like this one so I thought I would give it a try. I find it […]… Continue reading Feeling noticed ~ 2.27.18

Scheduling Time Alone~2.4.18

 Learn to be on unavailable and to feel comfortable about it.  Being persuaded to squeeze in one last thing or being talked into doing something you don’t really want to do when you had planned a drive to a deserted piece of property where you could have a long walk alone will only tend to… Continue reading Scheduling Time Alone~2.4.18

Balance Between Busyness & Solitude ~ 1.28.18

Your private time is one of the most sacred times in your life. For most of us today privacy is not automatic it’s a precious gem that must be guarded. It is important to establish rituals to protect and enhance your privacy and your leisure. Lets talk about daily private rituals that I believe are… Continue reading Balance Between Busyness & Solitude ~ 1.28.18