Kindness Is Contagious

So I go to weight watchers meetings with a couple of friends every week and I really enjoy it because of the support that I get from the group. I don’t really usually ever speak out but it’s fun to hear people of all ages and genders talk about their journey and what is working for them and what is not. There are a couple old ladies in there that are super hilarious and it’s always fun to go in and hear everybody’s war stories.

Of course, I’m always in a lot better mood if I’ve had a weight loss but that’s not always the case. Especially if I had too much champagne over the weekend! Continue reading “Kindness Is Contagious”

Life Struggles and Solutions

For whatever reason, I have several friends who are struggling. Friends I’ve known for decades, others just a few years, but I’ll tell you this… there’s nothing to me like feeling helpless to help them. I’m pondering what to do and if I can help at all.

I guess the woman in me is actually a fixer and I want to know what to say to be able to give some kind of loving advice that would ease the pain that they are in. Continue reading “Life Struggles and Solutions”

Mom Shaming or Good Parenting?

Will your kid be ok outside your protective bubble at home? By protecting your kids too long are you actually hurting them??

I’d like to talk about what experiences other people have had with “Mom shaming.”

Recently a girlfriend and I were talking about her son (15) who is a very good kid for the most part and he’s never given her any reason not to trust him. She has a hard time justifying deciding who his friends are when he is able to maintain all A’s. He also is very active in playing on the baseball and volleyball teams at the high school. He’s busy, and when he does have downtime he chooses to hang out with some old friends in the neighborhood. Continue reading “Mom Shaming or Good Parenting?”

With A Little Help From My Friends

When I was first was married (and 26) my mother-in-law told me that I should never let go of my girlfriends. She said that I would need them to get through ups and downs in my life and hard times in my marriage. I had no idea how right she was!

I had lived in Huntington Beach since I was 21 and first married when I was 26, so I had five years worth of pretty decent girlfriends. And unfortunately, living in Georgia, I did not do a good job of keeping in touch with them. We didn’t have Facebook or anything. And with the time difference, it was just difficult to keep in touch. Continue reading “With A Little Help From My Friends”