Morning Rain and Mercies

This past year, 2014, has been harder than most. My father died in February and things came undone. But, if it’s possible, 2013 was even worse.  What I’ve been through is probably exactly what you’ve been through in your life. The most personal stories are also the most universal. Lies and betrayal. Sickness and death. […]

Mothers Watching

There is always that one child who sends you tossing and turning all night long. Look up at the ceiling, pray for a small miracle. Maybe a big one.  I don’t even know what to pray sometimes. There’s always that child who gets your feet on the floor at 4 a.m. You can’t sleep so […]

A Boy’s Room

Unhinged In 1999, or maybe it was 2000, I flew to Seattle for a conference. But, I was sad and could not focus and ditched most of it. I rode the bus around the city and bought hot coffee in little shops in the coldest rains. I was carved up by the disappointments in my […]

Virgin Mary Plastic Bottle Cap Art (With Pictures)

I’ve been working on a plastic bottle cap art project for and with my son’s class for the annual school auction. I’ve never done one of these before, so I had a lot to learn before getting the kids together to place the bottle caps on the design. I couldn’t find a comprehensive tutorial anywhere, […]

Social Media Redefining Childhood Friendship

As a PR practitioner, I swim in the exciting, though sometimes tepid and even shark-infested waters of social media every day. As a mother of three children including a 17-year-old, I’ve had serious concerns about the impact of social media on my kids. Today’s children are facing issues with which no previous generation has had to […]

Watch FuZees The YouTube Show For Kids

It’s Turtle Tuesday. Time to talk about fun stuff for Generation Z, the generation born from around 1996 to 2015. Today, I’m privileged to introduce you to The FuZees, a brand new YouTube kids show that uses art, music and dance to teach kids about life issues. Topics featured include things like what to do […]

Generation X vs Generation Y vs Generation Z

Generations X, Y and Z, with their own respective attitudes and attributes, have defined the modern workplace. Understanding the motivations and skills of each of these generations is paramount to recruiting and retaining the right people. So, how do the generations compare with each other? Find out in this latest infographic. Generation X vs Y […]

Natural Grocers OKC (With Pictures)

Thanks to Mari Farthing and Stephanie Clinton, community managers for Oklahoma Women Bloggers, several local bloggers recently had an opportunity to attend a presentation on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. Natural Grocers is a Colorado-based health food chain that opened in Oklahoma City last fall. I was still recovering from a nasty bout of the […]

How To Fight Evil In The World

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Here is a quote from the civil rights leader on how to fight evil in the world. “By opening our lives to God in Christ, we become new creatures. This experience, which Jesus spoke of as the new birth, is essential if we are to be transformed nonconformists […]