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When You Are Tired of Being “Mom”

By |April 17th, 2014

If you are so tired that you can’t possibly read another blog post, be sure to at least scroll to the end of today’s post to watch the video.  You will smile.

At this very moment, I can honestly say. I’m exhausted.

My brain hurts. Literally.

I currently have one in kindergarten, planning for one to graduate from high school, and fielding calls from yet another who is getting married in a few months.

And that description doesn’t even include the one on their way into junior high and the other who is balancing their 3rd graduate education with speech therapy appointments.

And did […]

Remember That Time I Fell? – Part I

By |April 15th, 2014

It’s been three weeks now since I ran my last race.

I successfully completed the Dallas Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon.

See?  They even sent me a little picture medal.


Did I say I finished it successfully?

Maybe I shouldn’t use the word successful because that implies that the race was without incident.

And my race definitely had an incident.

I can laugh about it now but in the race, the race that I was giving my all to complete, I fell.

Now, I can talk to my family or friends about that and smile.

“Remember that time that I fell?”

But I can assure you that when […]


By |April 9th, 2014

It’s almost Easter.

That means there are lots of people thinking about Me.

More people than at any other time of the year.

And they are not just thinking about Me in general.

They are thinking about My suffering.

And I did suffer.

It surprises Me that people who may not think about Me much at any other time, not only want to think about My suffering.

They want to experience that suffering too.

… to a degree at least.

So they choose to make sacrifices.

They give up things like …




… television

… alcohol

… and other stuff that might bring them pleasure.

For 40 days, many people decide to suffer […]

March Madness – Mane Chronicles III

By |April 4th, 2014

It’s Friday.

And it’s officially April, but I have yet to close out the the “mane” attraction that was a March feature on my blog.

So if you are just now tuning in to my blog for the #manechronicles, catch up by reading THIS POST.

In case you didn’t know, let me just tell that you video editing is extremely time consuming.

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks talking about hair and I asked YOU to share your own hair chronicles with me.  

And you did.

After watching and editing your hair videos, reading comments here on the blog and via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram…

Here […]

Encouragement for Today…

By |April 1st, 2014

I’ve had the opportunity in the last few weeks to share my thoughts in a few different places online.

Just in case you missed them, I thought I’d point you in the direction of a little encouragement.

Encouragement #1

Today you can read my first post at Proverbs31.org.  Are you living your life for the approval of others? That’s something I’ve struggled with and I’m being honest about it in today’s post. I’m so excited about the opportunity to join the P31 writing team!  Be sure and leave a comment to let me know what you think!  

Here’s a little clip from […]

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By |March 31st, 2014

I’m a black girl.

Just in case you didn’t notice.

On my tenth birthday, I received the honor of going to the local hair stylist and getting my hair pressed.
Definition of hair “press” – Hair pressing, also called hot coming and flat ironing, is a method of temporarily straightening curly, frizzy, or unruly hair by means of a heated iron or comb.
You couldn’t tell me nothin’.

My hair had “swing”.

And you better believe that I was swinging my head all over the place.

My head almost detached from my neck.

But alas, I’m a July baby and that Texas summer heat meant only one […]

March Madness – Mane Chronicles II

By |March 26th, 2014

Welcome back to my #marchmadness and the topic of the #manechronicles.

Have you participated in the video challenge yet?

I hope you are not chickening out.

Why don’t you grab your smart phone, tablet, or computer RIGHT NOW, turn the camera towards yourself, and in 60 seconds or less, tell me about YOUR HAIR.

Originally the deadline was midnight tonight, but since I’m delayed in posting today, I’m moving the deadline to midnight TOMORROW.

Here’s the details on the video challenge if you missed Mane Chronicles Part I !

I’d love to SEE you as I hear what you have to say about you and the hair […]

Are You Happy with the Hair on Your Head?

By |March 24th, 2014

I’m sitting in a spot with not-good internet access.

Good when you want to be unwired.

Bad when you really need to upload a blog post.

As soon as I get better access, I have a great video to show you.

(Me and my videos right?) 

If you missed the beginning, feel free to read the intro post for the #manechronicles and you’ll be all caught up.

But in the mean time I have a question for ya as we continue with #marchmadness.

And make sure you read all the way to the end because there is a special opportunity for me to hear from YOU and to […]

March Madness – The Mustache Chronicles IV

By |March 20th, 2014

So if you are just now tuning in to my blog for “The Mustache Chronicles”, catch up by reading THIS POST.

One other plug for something you may find useful. My first podcast is up!  When you have a moment, check out this discussion on ”Balancing Fitness and Motherhood”.  My friend, Kat Lee, asked me to join her on her podcast.  Kat does such a good job of encouraging mom’s with her blog and podcast @ Inspired to Action.com! It was my honor to join her and I hope I share something that encourages you in this area of your life.

O.K.  Back to […]

March Madness – The Mane Chronicles

By |March 19th, 2014

Today’s post is a “two-fer”.  I’m going to bring The Mustache Chronicles to an end and introduce the new “March Madness” topic.

I’ll start with the new topic partly because I’m ready to move on and partly because I’m having technical difficulties with the closing Mustache Chronicles post.

Between that and finishing up the review of my senior’s research paper, my hands have been full.

Never-the-less… here we go…

The hair on our head is a thing ya’ll.

It’s the “mane” thing.

Tell the truth and shame the devil.

Most of us at some point and time have altered our hair in come way.

We have…