4 Day Countdown To One Year Anniversary – Communication

Making Memories Countdown to One Year Anniversary Brandy & Mike

The learning how to communicate for the first time with someone who isn’t backing out, who is in this for the long haul has probably been one of the most difficult parts of our relationship for me. You see, I can talk your ear off, I am great at rambling but when it comes to having an actual conversation that could seem to be a confrontational topic I either shutdown or get defensive. It’s just how I have always been with certain topics. When it comes to a relationship, I am Mom and I am me, it’s been so many […]

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My Thoughts on the Movie Fireproof #blogginggroove

My Thoughts on the Movie Fireproof

Years ago when I was faced with divorce many of my online friends said that before I made my final decision, we should watch the movie Fireproof. This movie is Christian based so it may deter some people, however, me being of an open mind wanted to watch this film. While I can’t say this film deterred the inevitable amicable divorce, it did open my mind to how a marriage should work. I am sharing my thoughts on the movie Fireproof today because so many are faced with the challenge of how to reconnect with their spouse. About Fireproof Kirk […]

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Do Not Ever Include a But in an Apology

An apology has unmeasurable power in the ability to move forward from negative situations. I firmly believe a good apology is second best to forgiveness. One may say that you can only forgive a person when a good apology is included, but that is not actually true, forgiveness is something that comes within you and doesn’t always mean the other person has felt apologetic for their actions. A true apology is something that builds a bond between people and forgiveness doesn’t always build a stronger bond. All too often I have been caught in the cross fires of a heated […]

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Suppose I do have Some Control Issues with Some Things

It is too funny because when I look at other people who are a part of my world, such as friends or relatives what have you – I can truly see when they admit they have control issues, that they really do. I really don’t think of myself having such issues and then it hits me. I watch someone, like the boyfriend, sweep the bedroom floor… He looks to be doing it rather daintily not really putting any arm strength into it and getting the dirt in the dust pan? OH my goodness! I literally had to bite my lip, […]

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My Kids are Happy, Even the Little One

My youngest child is my sweet four year old son who at times can be found to be rather grumpy since the past few months. K-man started to get grumpy when he was upset about something or not happy, it’s as if he simply put – did not know how to voice his unhappiness or emotions at all. Every single emotion was played out through actions. That meant if he was not happy, he was aggressive. If he was happy, he was overly hyper. It was as if he simply did not know how to deal with any change in […]

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How JenSpends met Her English Husband

This is a true love, I met my love online, story being shared by Jen from JenSpends. Our story is kind of nerdy. Back in 1999 it was a big deal to have your own personal website if you could figure out how to make one. I spent many hours after school my senior year of high school scanning my art portfolio and uploading it online. G also had his own website where he uploaded photos of his scouting adventures and some poetry he had written. Back then “webrings” were also a big deal. You could join up with groups […]

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What is it about the Unwritten “law” called Girl Code

There is this unwritten law between girls called Girl Code, have you heard of it? Urban Dictionary defines Girl Code as; “The code of guidelines that are {all} girls most obey in order not to get kicked out of the community.” So what is this girl code & is it different for every clique? For me I have my own set of girl code rules to abide by and I have let them be more of a basis of my moral character than a code between girls. To me, there are just certain things friends do not do to each […]

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Rules Of Blogging in 2012 For Myself

I have made a decision with myself to keep some things private, mainly relationship status, issues or similar that are very personal in nature. I will  discuss topics that almost any relationship may have come up here and there, but there will no longer be any personal posts regarding the status of relationships at a personal level. The reason I came to this decision was because I wasn’t realizing that me being insanely open and outspoken online could potentially hurt people’s feelings and well honestly I don’t want to be on a reality television show so why would I treat […]

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Not Perfect, Not Imperfect, Just Me

I love that many people simply love me for being me. Then there are others who hate me for being me, although I haven’t actually had a face to face with anyone who truly hates but for every like there is a dislike I am certain of somewhere in this world. The Ying and Yang. I admit sometimes I come off a bit arrogant but it’s not in the way I would think one to be arrogant, I never, ever feel better than anyone else but I try to stand tall and remind myself that I am awesome because we […]

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How Many Dating Sites Do we Need?

There are Christian Dating Sites, there are Jewish Dating Sites, there are free dating sites, there are free to lure you in then you have to pay to talk to members dating sites and much more. I give up, how many dating sites does one need? If I were a person looking to date I would have no clue where to start, but in all honesty I am cheap and would probably totally start with the free dating sites and then wonder why in the world I am only finding men who want one thing, “my personality” of course ;-). […]

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