Family Matters Archive

Thankful for You

It’s Thanksgiving Day and I am thankful for a lot of things… My life is not perfect, sometimes far from it. We have money issues and stress at work, we fight from time to time and say things we shouldn’t but I wouldn’t trade my family or my life for anything. They make it easier

It’s That Time Of Year Again…

It is that time of year again… that time when in front of everyone I know and love I said I do to my best friend. Now I will whole-heartedly admit that this year it snuck up on me. Give me a little bit of a break though, it has been a crazy year. New

Crawling from the Depths of a Major Life Change

It has been such a long time since I have made a blog post and for once I can say that it was for a good reason. Just about everything in my life has now changed and hopefully all for the positive. It started off feeling like my world was turning upside down and I had

What Change The New Year Brings

It’s hard to believe that a month has almost gone by in 2013. The last year has flown by and it is already looking like this one will do the same. I had intended at New Years to write down my resolutions for this year but somehow time slipped by and I never got it

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party – Redhot Style

Oh how I love fall… the crisp air, the sweaters and boots, the stores stocked with candy and scary costumes…. the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks! My favorite of all though has to be carving pumpkins. This love affair with pumpkins started early in my life, stems from my childhood growing up in an extreme

Clicking for Love: When Online Dating Turns To Marriage

Around this time 5 years ago I decided that being alone just wasn’t for me anymore. I’d had my time wanting nothing to do with the opposite sex, divorcing an idiot can do that to a girl. I also started caring what I looked like again, funny how those two things go hand in hand.

Watching the Sun Rise

I have not been a good wanna-be-athelete the last few weeks… not even a little bit. I have had every intention of going out walking each morning but with the weather and staying up way too late and every other reason I can come up with, it has not happened… Today though my alarm went

In The Blink of an Eye

My daughter just left for her first day of school as a senior in high school. I can’t help but feel a little sad to see her go.  I don’t feel old enough to be a mother of a senior but even more hard to believe is the fact that she isn’t my little baby