Don’t Let the Budget Dictate the Day

It has been just over 9 months since my beau and I got engaged.  I remember how it felt when marriage finally dawned on me days after his proposal.  I was nervous, ecstatic, anxious, elated, and just simply happy.  I was purely happy!  We spent the next few days celebrating our engagement.  Maybe a few weeks.  It was […]

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Toddlers on Heels

My two year old has been wearing my heels ever since she started walking.  Actually, she’s got her own one-inch heels collection, thanks to the many costumes and costume sets we’ve accumulated here at home.  Role-playing is a favorite activity in this household, especially since my daughter is now recognizing her ability to “pretend” she is […]

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That Tugging Feeling

I felt it that morning when I woke.  I had slept through the night.  That meant my toddlers dreamt of nice, silly things.  An uninterrupted night happens rarely as a cry or two usually gets me out of bed around 5 o’clock most days just before dawn.  Or at 3 o’clock.  Or both.  That morning when I […]

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10 Best Relationship Types

Besides the small percentage of the world that practices common polygamy, people are really subject to be engaged in a couple-type relationship at some point in their lives.  Even religious ministers or those who devote themselves to some parochial standard see themselves as having a partner in God himself.  In your lifetime, you might’ve been […]

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It Could Happen To Whom?

What could happen?  2014 could.  Let me tell you how it happened. There are two stories to tell.  The first one happened over the course of four years.  It’s a love story quite like most.  Girl meets boy.  Boy likes girl.  The plot quickly thickens, though, as we find out that boy was at the […]

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How To Be Romantic On A Budget

Chances are if you have to spend so much money to make your special someone feel extra special, you might have a Daisy Buchanan in your hands.  Don’t fret.  There are many ways to be amorous without buying her or him a mansion on an island.  After all, we aren’t all so fortunate (or unfortunate […]

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When A Friend ‘Unfriends’ You

Technology does it again.  Technology has made quick work of something most people will have a difficult time doing.  In one click of a button, it is now possible to eliminate someone from your apparent life.  Problem solved?  Not quite. Confrontation.  The enemy of the meek.  The initial step to resolution.  The dreaded place in […]

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Finding Humility in a #Selfie World

I remember when fishing for compliments was an odd thing.  It was something people did when they’re insecure.  It was a way to feel good inside.  When you fish for compliments, you basically talk someone into admitting something they probably initially didn’t think so.  Sounds familiar?  I also remember what it was like to hear a […]

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Archipelago of White

Grief. An emotion so alien to me, it makes me nervous.  Of the many lives that have graced humanity’s history, none has survived.  None.  It’s that beautifully chilling inevitability of our mortality.  We were all born to die. It’s a somber thought.  Quiet and mellow.  Lonely.  Cast aside in its certain uncertainty.  What does one […]

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We Tried, But Epic Fail

No.  This is not a post on negativity. I’ll start early on with a lesson learned this weekend.  No matter how much we map out our lives, it doesn’t always work out according to plan.  This weekend was going to be all about bucket kicking.  However, I didn’t quite get to do that because of […]

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