There are certain things in life that make us pause and reflect and remember the pain in our history that has taught us many lessons. Days like today challenge us, and stir up hurtful memories and hopefully allow us to grow. Today 9/11 my heart is aching for everyone that has suffered. I also live in full gratitude for my own personal experience that I survived with my children … [Read more...] about Remembering September 11th – That Fateful Day
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The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. - Minot J. Savage Every year, at the end of May, we take a day to honor those who have died for our country. Memorial Day is more than backyard barbecues - it's a time to reflect and remember the approximately 1.3 million soldiers, not including those missing in action or wounded, … [Read more...] about Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Served
I was a college counselor for five years, from 1999 to 2004, working with high school juniors and seniors on a daily basis. I loved the job; it was fun, the kids trusted me and confided in me, and it kept me young in a way that few other things ever could or will again. One of the best compliments I ever received was at the senior prom in 2002, at which I was one of five … [Read more...] about Remembering High School: My Teenage Daydream
Teens with cancer were treated to a night to remember on March 30, at the Friends of Scott Foundation’s 6th Annual "Unforgettable Prom." Held at the San Diego Hall of Champions, the event is dedicated to giving local teens battling cancer an evening of prom-themed fun and excitement. This year’s theme was Dreams Do Come True - and girls and boys were treated to formal wear and … [Read more...] about Teens With Cancer Get a Prom Night to Remember
As my kids start to get older and have more activities that they are involved in it has translated into more time in the car, which means less 'activity' time for mama. My oldest daughter (7) has recently joined team for gymnastics, a 12hr a week commitment and a 40 min commute each direction for mom ;) I have still been getting my usual workouts but the extra … [Read more...] about Remember to Stay Active!