Room Makeover and Reflections on Empty Nesting

Last summer, our nest officially emptied when our youngest son got married and moved out of our home. He wasn’t terribly amused that I required him to remove his belongings from his room when he left. I was not going to be one of those mothers who would someday put my grandchildren to bed for sleepovers in their father’s untouched childhood room. If you’re one of those mothers, please pardon my frankness. No insult is intended toward whatever choice you make. This loft bed stood in this corner for more than a decade. The paneling-covered walls AND ceiling was tolerable decor […]

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From Biker Gang to Beloved

Love. We all crave it. More importantly we all need it. Without it, we end up in life-or-death situations or in a string of horrible relationships. I would like to introduce you to a book that just came out: Love’s Bullet. I had the opportunity to be one of the editors for this book and Maureen’s story is engaging. Here is a little more from the description: Love’s Bullet chronicles Maureen Hager‘s rise from an emotionless, dysfunctional family to finding the love she sought. But first she endured years of heartache and pain. Numerous failed relationships sent her deeper into a world […]

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Life in the Silence

My guest blogger today shares a story that some of my readers can relate to. Others haven’t been through the heartbreaking loss that she has experienced, but they can imagine the pain. There is purpose, even if a life lived only inside the womb. I hope you’ll take a moment to read how Kristine has found blessings in her pain. And remember Infant Loss Awareness Month in October! Life in the Silence Infant Loss Awareness Month by Kristine Zimmer Orkin Jacob entered the world silently. There was no collaborative gasp of joy with the final push that announced his arrival. […]

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Walking in Your Own Shoes: Finding Purpose, Passion and Power

  My guest blogger today is Kolleen Lucariello. I remember borrowing shoes from a friend or my mother, and they never felt right on my feet. Thank you, Kolleen, for the reminder to say yes to my own purpose, passion and power! Walking in Your Own Shoes By Kolleen Lucariello Here in my home state of New York, October ushers in the fun of pumpkins, apple picking and salmon fishing season. There’s also the beauty of leaves peaking, apple cider and cozy sweaters. Among the many things October has to offer, it has also been designated as Women Walking in […]

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