I was compensated for my participation in Coca-Cola’s Balanced Living Workshop, but my thoughts and views are my own. “Mothers of the world are the biggest healthcare system in the world, so we really hold a lot of power and responsibility.” ~ Coca-Cola Balanced Living Workshop There were many things that struck me throughout Coca-Cola’s Balanced […]


It’s been ten months since the last time I read and reviewed a book for the BlogHer Book Club (BHBC). There were many reasons this year that I passed on opportunities to participate and in a few cases I didn’t respond quickly enough to get the chance. However, I am glad to be sharing this […]


About five years ago I had the idea to make a video in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day which is observed annually on October 15th. Each year the date would near and I would day-dream about the the photo montage I had imagined, the songs I might use and what it […]


Let’s do the Time Warp again! Welcome to the twenty-fourth installment of my blog hop/writing exercise called Time Warp Tuesday! It has also been a little over a year since Time Warp Tuesdays began here on my blog and I am grateful to all those who have done the Time Warp with me! For those not […]


Today was a big day for a lot of people in the Chicago area. For many it was a chance to chase their dream of running 26.2 miles in the Chicago Marathon or support loved ones who were attempting such an awesome feat. For those of us who have been spectators in the past, it […]


You’ve probably heard about this speech somewhere lately. It was on my radar, but I hadn’t taken the time to try to find and read it. Thankfully today it found its way to me through an old friend who shared a link to it on Facebook, which showed up in my news feed. It was just […]