Category Archives: growing up

Prom the way you always wanted it

What do you think of this? Was your prom the “best night of your life?” Would you like a “do-over” so you could have “A Second Shot to Have the Best Night of Your life?” Advertisements

Posted in behavior, choices, dancing, date night, differences, disappointment, dressing up, emotions, feelings, flowers, friends, fun, gimmicks, growing up, laughs, memories, opinions, party, people, prom, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Too much, Too Soon?

We probably all remember our first crushes, our first kisses. Mine was in the 6th grade. I remember it being so awkward, that I didn’t care if I ever did it again. Actually, I don’t think I did do that again … Continue reading

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Is this a date or a “play-date?”

Okay now, I love Love LOVE Mark Wahlberg. I have for YEARS. I find him absolutely darling. In the last few days I’ve seen him taking a little bit of heat and at first the headlines all scared me because God help … Continue reading

Posted in childhood, children, dating, fears, feelings, growing up, kids, life, memories, memory, opinions, parent's, peer pressure, people, play date, playing, things, Uncategorized, young love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Make Up for the Little Ones?

My life is now complete.  Wal*Mart is coming out with a new makeup line.  It’s called “GeoGirl”.  And it’s designed for the 8-12 crowd.  Oh, thank goodness.  Finally!  Somebody is stepping up to fill that gaping hole left in the … Continue reading

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A Demonstration of Class

I love this.  Most of the time, I’m irked during the National Anthem at professional sports events.  The crowd is so rowdy, they’re yelling and screaming so much that, unless it’s a full-out marching band, you can’t hear the song.  … Continue reading

Posted in abilities, character, childhood, children, Citizenship, dramatic, girls, Good News, growing up, kids, life lessons, manners, music, people, proud, respect, role models, sentimental, singing, surprise | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Free Chat Thursday

Hello, everyone! I feel like I haven’t written a post on a long time. But it’s only been a week. Some exciting news in this house!! Bailey and his team made it to the Gopher State Tournament of Champions!!!! We … Continue reading

Posted in aging, baseball, birthday, birthdays, competition, competitive, family, fears, feelings, fireworks, fishing, growing up, kids, life, party, sad, sadness, son, sports | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Free Chat Thursday

The picture I chose today was just because I really liked it when I saw it! How free you must feel up there, like you’re flying. I’ve never brought myself to get on one of those swing rides, but I … Continue reading

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Lasting Memories Fading Fast

Looking through our old pictures is something we do every now and then. It’s fun to think about what life was like back then, and how it is now. Not only do you change personally but the times change, the … Continue reading

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You ask, I shall Answer!

It was a quiet evening. I was sitting on the floor playing with my niece, Jason was at his computer, and Bailey at the laptop reading. The TV was on, more as back ground noise than anything. I wasn’t paying … Continue reading

Posted in age, behavior, children, choices, commercials, differences, good question, growing up, kids, life, live and learn, Lying, normal, people, questions, relationships, tampons, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Too Much, Too Soon?

Meet David Sills, Jr.  David is in middle school, a seventh grader in Delaware who loves to play football.  And he’s entered into a verbal agreement with USC to play for them in 2015. I was all set to be … Continue reading

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An old memory

My dad recently gave me a box of 6 Christmas ornaments. They were in a little wooden box. I set this box on the Wii TV and never really gave it another thought until Saturday night when I opened it … Continue reading

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Tough Love

Most people nowadays think it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of “those moments”. One that I have found very effective is for me to just take the … Continue reading

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It’s not the Cape

Recently, Glenn Beck has been lamenting an experience he had with his son, Raphe, who, I gather, is around five years old.  He had been discussing “heroes,” and  referring to regular men.  Raphe looked at him and said, “They’re not … Continue reading

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The END!

What’s wrong with me? Do I have sucker written on my forehead? Is there some neon sign on my back I don’t now about? I’m telling you I have thee worst luck when it comes to meeting normal people. I … Continue reading

Posted in adulthood, behavior, best friends, character, choices, differences, disappointment, emotions, feelings, friends, friendships, getting along, growing up, life, life lessons, live and learn, people, relationships, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

ACLU, Where Are You?

“Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world. They are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children Of the world.” I always loved that song. When I was a kid, it always cheered me, made … Continue reading

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Daddy’s little girl

I’m sure most of you have either seen this story by now or it just slipped by you. I saw it while in the hospital last week and it just stuck with me. Here’s the link and story. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, childhood, children, dad's, daughters, emotions, family, Father's, feelings, growing up, happiness, kids, life, memories, people, relationships, safety, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

I’m Sorry…. so sorry….

Kanye West, in a drunken stupor, grabs the microphone from Taylor Swift and humiliates her (and himself) on national TV. Serena Williams, in a stunning show of sportsmanship, cusses out a Line Judge, on national TV. Rep. Joe Wilson, in … Continue reading

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Because… I’M THE MOM!!

Posted in family, fun, growing up, kids, life, life lessons, mom, mom's, parent's | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Letting Go…a little!

I LOVE being a mom, not too many bad things about being a mom. For me, there’s really only one thing bad about being a mom, or a parent in general. Bad is maybe the wrong choice of word, so … Continue reading

Posted in childhood, children, differences, emotions, empty nest, fears, feelings, growing up, kids, live and learn, love, memories, parent's, parenting, people, scared, things, Uncategorized, worry, worrying | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Never too late

This is a hard post for me to write but in the past it has helped me by writing. I always get great advice from our very loyal and kind friends. Please keep in mind while reading this, it’s not … Continue reading

Posted in adulthood, afraid, bad habits, behavior, childhood, children, choices, comfort, differences, emotions, family, fears, friends, growing up, habits, kids, life, lifestyles, memories, moving, people, relationships, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Duct Tape Prom

This appeared on my Facebook this morning, and I just had to share. These are amazing!! I cannot fathom the hours that went into these creations, between the planning, designing, and finally, the actual construction. When I was in High … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Government

In the interests of Full Disclosure, I am a fan of Glenn Beck.  They started carrying his show on our local talk station a couple of years ago, and I was hooked from day one. The other day, he read … Continue reading

Posted in America, choices, election, freedoms, government, growing up, history, politics, presidents, responsibility, vote, voting | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Don’t think about it

Have you ever thought about serendipity?  About things just, well, happening, when you need them to? Lately, I’ve been going through a difficult time, and I’ve been thinking – nay, obsessing – over it.  What should I do?  If I … Continue reading

Posted in adulthood, advice, anger, behavior, children, growing up, learning, live and learn, parenting, self control | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Question of the day

What was your favorite childhood television show?

Posted in childhood, children, choices, favorites, growing up, kids, memories, past, people, Question of the day, questions, simple questions, things, thoughts, tv shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Double standards

First let me state that I have permission to write about this.  I never write something personal without asking.  Let me start out by explaining what we mean when we say Sue’s “on call.” Sue is “on call” once a week and every 6th … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, childhood, children, choices, dad's, dating, daughters, differences, emotions, fairness, Father's, fears, feelings, friends, growing up, love, memories, mom's, parent's, people, relationships, romance, son's, things, thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments