Back to School: Tales from my journey (Part 1)

  Last week my post discussed the start of the football season and what that meant in the lives of coaches’ wives.  Well, football ain’t the only thing kicking off in August.  The start of football season signals the start of school for many kids and families.  Back-to-school for me and my grown children is […]

Back-to-School means more than shopping

It seems like it hasn’t been that long since the school district broke for summer and now it’s already time for the kids to go back to school.  When my kids were school age, they looked forward to shopping for new clothes, shoes, and school supplies.  Every fall when those back to school shopping commercials […]

Making champions!

All the talk about the college national championship game reminded me of something a football coach once said to me: “We are trying to make champions over here.”  At that time, I was a mom who had been living with the decision to step away from my career goals and dreams to dedicate my energy, […]

“Sunday go to meeting”

When I was a child, my mom would take me shopping several times a year.  We would generally go before school started, before Easter Sunday, and then in early June for some summer clothes. I honestly don’t remember the shopping for summer clothes, but I really want to think we shopped more than twice a […]

Pick a number

Last week I was on the phone scheduling a carpet cleaning visit with a local company.  I wanted the technician to come to the house within a couple of days.  Once we decided on a date and time, the agent on the phone asked for the best phone number for the technician to call when […]


Parenting is probably the hardest job I have ever had in my life. I learned during my pregnancies that the little people have minds of their own and free will. That lesson would prove valuable years later as I was reminded that I won’t always be able to control the way they move or the […]

Safety First

I don’t have little kids anymore, but when I did I took care to use the services of the security team at the mall or the shopping center.  I always tell my kids that you have to live defensively and that means I need to be the example of defensive living even in the parking […]

Middle School Mamas

MIDDLE SCHOOL MAMAS Today, I want to offer some encouragement and advice to those of you with children in middle school. Middle school years were tough on me. It was so easy to focus on the difficulties and pains I felt as a parent when my kids were morphing into teens. One day I saw […]