Sunday, April 14, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
I remember watching an episode of Oprah where she interviewed a girl who's mom had died. Before the mother had passed she'd made a point of traveling with her kids, trying to create special memories they could hold onto after she was gone. When asked though, the girl said that the thing she'd remember most was when her mom used to wake her up in the middle of the night to have a bowl of Cheerios together in the kitchen. Of all things--Cheerios.
If that's not evidence that the quote above is true, I don't know what is.
My own daughter is home from college for Spring Break. She goes back tomorrow. I had hoped to take her on a vacation. At first I had big plans--Hawaii. But, then as the time came closer, she said that she didn't mind going somewhere for a day or two, but really was just looking forward to being at home, in her own bed, and playing with the dogs, sharing meals, watching movies, etc. Our biggest outing this week was going to Color Me Mine to paint ceramics--something we hadn't done since she was really small. We also went to lunch, shopping, and watched a few movies on Apple TV. Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and we aren't planning to go anywhere. Nobody's coming over either. It'll be just us--my husband, daugher, the two boys and me. And of course the pups. We're going to dye Easter Eggs, play games, make brunch...and then...we'll head for the airport.
I'll bring tissue for the ride home. I know I'll need it. I also know that even though we didn't take a big extravagant vacation, these will be the times we look back on most fondly. The "little things" are the "big things," and "one day" is today.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
I am so honored to be the lifestyle correspondent on Let's Talk Autism with Shannon and Nancy. I am a fan of ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today). They provide grants to families with autistic kids. You can learn more about this amazing organization by visiting their website. www.act-today.org.
Here's the playlist for my personal Happy Tunes. Like I said in the segment--don't judge!
Don't Worry, Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin
Jump, Kris Kross
Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
Walking On Sunshine, Katrina & The Waves
Flashdance...What A Feeling, Irene Cara
Don't Stop Believin', Journey
I Saw Her Standing There, The Beatles
Honky Tonk Women, The Rolling Stones
Glory Days, Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
Friday, January 25, 2013
I'm honored to be a regular contributor to "Let's Talk Autism with Nancy and Shannon". Every month I'll be visiting with these two AMAZING warrior moms. Our first conversation is about Self Care--which is important for everybody, but especially crucial for parents of special needs kids. For more information about autism, and the wonderful work ACT Today! is doing to help change lives, go to http://www.act-today.org.