Mother/Daughter Conversations

Recently, I watched the movie “Monster-in-Law” starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda. The movie centers on the unfortunate relationship between a young, newly-engaged woman and her future mother-in-law. The mother-in-law is adamant that her son, her pride and reason for living, never marry. She is intolerant, very controlling, and manipulative toward his fiancee. It was a Continue »

Are You Stressed?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Anxious because there’s no way to get it all done? Fearful because you don’t know how to handle a difficult person? Unsure about how to make a wise decision? Stressed about all that is going on in your life? If so, join the club! Honestly most of us operate throughout the day at Continue »

Building a Community

Community is something that I cherish, but have difficulty building most of the time. I am comfortable with just two or three really close friends and can do without the less in-depth relationships. Yet at the same time I so desire to have more friendships. As I have gotten older I seem to have more difficulty coming Continue »

Babysitting Five Boys

Last weekend my husband and I were in our cars at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning driving the one and a half hour distance to our daughter’s home. It was the beginning of a four-day adventure in babysitting the five sons of our daughter and son-in-law. I’d survived the same challenge in late October by Continue »