The Parent's Guide To Surviving Valentine's Day Holidays are so much bigger than they used to be. Take Valentines Day, for instance. The holiday of love....more

Southerners and Snow: Don't Be So Judgy

There Was a Problem With My Routine Mammogram

I can't even remember what I was doing before the call. I saw the name of my doctor's office on the caller ID. Normally I would let it go to voicemail because it was probably just a recording anyway. But I grabbed the phone because the ringing was driving me mad. It wasn't a recording this time. It was an actual voice. Then the voice said: The doctor would like for you to come back in for a compression mammogram and an ultrasound. There is a suspicious spot in the middle of your left breast. ...more

My Journey And Raising Men Four kids call me Mom. One girl and three boys.I love them all with the same ferociousness. But I find that I mother differently between the sexes.I want my daughter to be strong and independent. I want her to have her own mind. To know that with hard work and passion, she can do anything in life.Unstoppable....more

I Ramble in My Blog Posts Because I Can

Being a blogger is fun for me. It gives me a platform. A voice. A place to be entertaining, silly and introspective. Whatever I am feeling, on any given day. Except I don't actually consider myself a real blogger. Bloggers are important people. With important stuff to say. World changing kind of stuff. And I am just here in my kitchen, trying to forget that there are donuts in the pantry. And chocolate ones at that. ...more
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My Documented Love Of Football, My Kids And When The Stars Align

Bellonheels.comMaybe it is more of a Southern thing. Especially being raised in Alabama.Up North people tend to have a favorite NFL team. But being from Alabama, we didn’t have an NFL team.Not to say that people from the South don’t follow the NFL. My husband is a Dallas fan from way back.But when you are raised in the South, you must pick a college team, to live and die for. Preferably one from your state.In Alabama that means Alabama or Auburn....more

Choosing Your Spouse, One Day At A Time
This post has touch of sweetness to it. It is always great to hear couples still married after ...more

It's Almost Time for Summer Break! Oh No!

It is almost that time. The school year is winding down. My favorite time of year is right around the corner. I experience these feelings every year. As a stay-at-home mother summer means that I get to spend many warm days with my four children. We talk and laugh and frolic barefooted through the fields of tall green grass. Stopping to take a moment to lie on our backs, on the warm earth and stare up at the blue sky as the white, fluffy clouds float past... (Insert here that sound of a record being scratched by a needle.)...more

For My Single Mother  I have learned that being a blogger means being authentic. Telling the world your story. A huge part of my story, is my mother....more