Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile

This week’s photo challenge is Smile. I couldn’t think of anyone else who makes me smile more than my son. He is a goofball who likes to make other people smile and laugh. I think most moms feel that way about their goofball kids. This picture was taken over the summer when we were getting…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise and Set

Are you a sunrise fan or a sunset fan? I prefer sunrises. They are full of hope and excitement for the day ahead. The air is cooler and crisper, and full of the woodsey scent from the night before. There is the promise that whatever happened yesterday is done and over with; it is a new day and…

Daily Word Prompt: Explore

Exploring as a youngster is so important to development and who we become as an adult. As a child, I remember getting lost in books, happy to be transported to whatever world or storyline I was reading. I also used to enjoy exploring the thick woods with my sister behind the house we grew up in. The woods or the…

Daily Word Prompt: Swallow

Have you ever wondered what exactly is in the pill you’re swallowing? What chemical is used for that easy-to-swallow coating? What is mixed with ibuprofen or acetaminophen that we can’t see? What are those chemicals doing to my stomach, my liver, my kidneys, my intestines? If i am taking Motrin for a headache or and…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorite Place

There’s nothing quite like ending a busy day with a favorite drink, or a favorite show, or a favorite meal. For me, that would be a glass of Cabernet with either MASH or Modern Family, with a nice chicken scampi. Sounds pretty good, right? After that, I like to wear my comfiest pajamas and unwind in my…

Daily Word Prompt: Identical

Today’s word prompt, Identical, makes most people think of twins. They looks the same and share most genetic characteristics. However, there are other ways to see the identical version of yourself. Standing in front of a mirror will reflect an identical version of whatever is in front of it, no matter how hard you try to…

Daily Word Prompt: Patience

If anyone has played a game with a five-year old who wants to do by themselves, you can understand patience. One evening, my son wanted to play Battleship. It’s a classic, so why wouldn’t he want to play. However, he usually plays with an adult on his “team” so that they can help him figure…

Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be ….

This week’s photo challenge really got me longing for spring and summer weather. As the northeast continues to recover from multiple Nor’easter storms and as we watch the mounds of leftover icy and crusty snow melt ever so slowly, one cannot help but picture themselves in a park during the summer, or on a hot…