The Other Mom

I can’t express the strangeness of knowing my daughter calls her step mother “mommy” more than I can express the emotion provoked by this occurrence.  When I’m found in the same vicinity as my daughter and her younger half-brother,…

It’s More Than Just a Sock

It’s a sleepy, over cast Saturday morning and today I will be volunteering at our local mall to spread the word about the important impact having family meals can have on your children.   My first words to my husband before my eyes even…

I’m Sober, Now What?

Don’t ask me what to do when you become sober.  I’ve yet to successfully give up anything.  Rather, I’m a “replacer”.   I gave up nicotine last year, I replaced it with walking and eventually I replaced it with food.  Now, I’m…

How to Love an Addict

Addiction. We’ve made progress over the last decade.  The stigma is decreasing and we are openly discussing it.  Once upon a time, if your parent, spouse, or child suffered from alcohol or drug abuse, it was the family secret.  Now, I talk…

Fight for Clean Water Like Your Guns Depend on It

It’s the end of June, 2016. A fight for protecting our Indian River Lagoon from ooze being discharged from Lake Okeechobee has lasted decades.  I’m not a historian, a scientist or even very well versed on the intricacies of our water issues…

Facebook, The Anti-Christ or Spiritual Teacher?

In the 8 years I’ve had a facebook account, I’ve taken two breaks.    I’m confident everyone knows what facebook is by 2016, but just in case this blog finds someone whom is totally unaware, Facebook is……. the ANTI- CHRIST!!  Just…