Yourself will Then Be Gold

Staring into a future unknown. Longing for a glimpse. A glimpse of what may be. Decisions have been made. Why is it so hard. Even when they stare you in the face. Second guessing is second nature. We guess too much and don’t do enough. Never fear the future. Even when uncertain what it holds. Stay true to yourself. Yourself will then be gold. **As a young child, of age 12, I started writing poetry as a means to cope with various troubles in my life. Today, as I face challenges yet again, I turn to poetry writing in hopes […]

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Our First Family Beach Day

The kids and I headed out to Lake Sunapee Park the other weekend with our Summer gear in hand. My youngest and oldest were determined to hop in the lake, even though I knew it was cold, cold water. The oldest did end up jumping in twice, crazy girl! I loved watching all three of the kids happily work together with their sand gear. They were building castles and moats and all this fun stuff together, with smiles upon their faces! Apparently the idea of sand gear wasn’t as appealing as burying your sister with sand at the beach. My […]

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Creative Parents Create Creative Kids {say that 10 times fast}

I love writing. I have loved writing since I was a young child and it has always helped me to get over various things in my past. My children love drawing. Each of my children know, a their own level and interpretation, what I do for a living from home and each are curious in their own way about it. I am blessed that I have creative children but I think it’s because they have a creative Mom. I must admit my children draw way better than me and have way better story title ideas than I do, but we […]

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Just Not Feeling It

You can tell when I am in this rut, although I am not really feeling down and out because I have an amazing support system in my immediate life, I just feel different. It’s as if I am just in a daze, maybe it’s due to Papa passing and having to use all of my strength to be there for my oldest during her grieving process or maybe it’s simply because I have this tendency to make myself be stronger than I need to be. The love in my life aka Lee, was telling me the other day that I […]

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The Fairy Hobmother has Visited Me

I am not talking about the tooth fairy that visited last night scrounging up change to place in my daughter’s tooth fairy box in exchange for her lost molar, no. I am talking about another amazing fairy, this is the Fairy Hobmother who visits blogs to sprinkle gifts to use for just spreading the belief in fairies. Heck if I can believe in the tooth fairy at 31 years of age, I suppose a Fairy Hobmother is not that far fetched to believe in. So today I write about being visited by the Fairy Hobmother in hopes that I get […]

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Messing with Header for FB Profile and Page

I love playing with picture collages using Picasa and well most recently I decided to update my personal Facebook profile with this cute family collage of our recent times together … I think this collage is perfect for my family … the youngest is a ham for the camera in each picture, as is the norm in this house. The oldest is serious at times and a pain for smiling when I say to smile for a pic sometimes. The middle child is happy to smile for me lately .. looking all handsome. I love my family and I love […]

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Nature vs. Nurture – Where Does Musical Talent

It is an age old question, whether nature or nurture shapes human beings into the people they become. As modern scientists understand it, most things are a combination of both. Musical talent requires an array of different skills, each of which can be taught and each of which is influenced to varying degrees by our genes. The Components of Musical Talent People who are talented with music have a set of different skills they have honed as they relate to music. Some of these are: Hand-eye coordination Muscle memory Auditory discernment Music reading No musician would be successful without at […]

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Giveaway Winners for Giveaways Ended

Five winners for Papa’s Pearls book – Phxbne Henrietta Newman Nicole Flowers Laurie Emerson Susan Smith One winner for a pair of Stompeez of their choice – Robin Chiacchieri Ruehrwein Congrats and please complete THIS FORM so that I can send the sponsor your information! (NOTE for the winner of the STOMPEEZ, please put size and which pair you would like in the comments/notes section of this document)

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Holiday Gift Idea Stompeez Review and Giveaway

Today I am sharing with you all a stomp, stomp, stomping good holiday gift idea for your son, daughter, tween, teen or toddler! Stompeez are stomping into everyone’s house these days, so many on my Facebook profile have been talking about this hit product. It’s a must love slipper, that is more than just a slipper. As seen in above image the Growlin Dragon Stompeez have entered my house and there they are shown beside my little one’s bed. That is where the Stompeez are placed each evening before bed so that K-man can step out of bed into his […]

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What’s Stopping You From Learning to Play a Musical Instrument?

Do you dream of becoming a musician? Is it a lifelong goal to learn to play an instrument? Many people wish they could play the piano, guitar or some other instrument. Sadly, this is not often possible; money issues come into play, it takes time, and sometimes people just work too hard and just can’t seem to find the time to pursue this dream of there. I was once like you until I found out that there were many ways to learn to play a musical instrument online. There are all kinds of teaching methods, software and styles you can […]

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