A while back I was invited to a fabulous party with delicious food and lovely company. I looked forward to an afternoon of meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends. I have taught myself to be a pretty outgoing person, even though it has not always come naturally; but walking in late and alone […]
Maybe they were new, had a rough teacher, got in trouble, were put in the lowest reading group. Maybe they couldn’t remember a math fact, sat alone at lunch or got picked last at recess. Maybe they are weird or slow or shy or awkward. Maybe they wore the wrong clothes or old shoes […]
Being honest is hard, but being honest about important things is the hardest. I’m not talking about the once every six months bare your soul Instagram post about struggling with perfectionism, the funny story about your “naughty” child, or the tell-all photo confession about leaving your dishes all night in your sparkling farmhouse sink. […]
I was overwhelmed by the love and support for my last article, It’s Time to Stop being Friendly and start being a Friend. My heart broke for a number of people who told me about their loneliness and how starved for friendship they feel. I was equally surprised and impressed with the many people […]
Today, I lost a friend. She was a widowed mother of two, working full time to provide a life for her son and daughter. She was kind and energetic. She was happy and involved. We chatted as we picked up our boys from each other’s houses and exchanged greetings over the back fence. She […]
Jessica Maner, recently posted the words below on her Facebook feed, and I couldn’t help but share and add a few lines of my own. Her message of love and support is positively beautiful! “To the pregnant women on social media, posting constant updates and belly pictures – I love seeing how excited […]
Here is a link to my Studio 5 television spot from yesterday! Loved chatting with Brooke Walker again about welcoming new neighbors! To see the clip, click here. For the printables, click here. For all my moving advice, click here. For other TV clips, click here and here.
Tomorrow at 1pm, I will be on Studio 5 talking about my post, 21 Great Ways to Welcome New Neighbors! They wanted a few props for the segment, but I am completely craft challenged, so my kind and talented neighbor, Natalie Chamberlain of MickeyMae Creations, whipped up these darling printables for me! They are simple […]