- Family Talk… What are Your Favorite Things about Spring?
What are the things you like most about the spring season? LINDA – Clinton, UT, Public Sector, Married, 2 Daughters & 2 Step-Sons, Middle Sister – RVing, RVing, RVing… did I mention RVing! Leon and I take full advantage of our centrally located area in Salt Lake City. We [Read More!…]
- Make St. Patrick’s Day Family Time… Fun Irish Recipe, Games & More!
Saint Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate even if you’re not Irish. For something different this year, how about making a traditional Irish dinner with your kids, and celebrate this enjoyable holiday by having a themed dinner complete with Irish themed table decorations, games, and a movie? [Read More!…]
- Spring is the Season of Renewal of Life in so Many Ways
Spring, it’s like an old friend that’s been with you as long as you can remember. Even during the cold dark days of the winters of life, spring is with you. Spring returns as though it never left, and really, it never did. It’s been there all along below [Read More!…]
- Do You Put on Your ‘Whoa is Me’ Outfit when Times are Tough?
“Forgive your limitations and get on with your life” – Unknown Limitations are common for many but not directly spoken by all. Limitations are what confine or restrict us. In life, they are those invisible chains we tend to either place on our lives ourselves or allow others to [Read More!…]
- Family Talk… Top 3 Qualities for Successful Romantic Relationship?
What are the three most important qualities in a successful romantic relationship? JAY – Carmel, IN, Executive, 1 Son, Brenda’s Husband – The three most important qualities in a successful romantic relationship are trust, mutual interests, and a strong sense of humor. Maybe compatible interests instead of mutual interests, [Read More!…]
- Easy & Inexpensive Ideas to Make Valentine’s Day Family Time!
Valentine’s Day is coming in a couple of weeks, and children love to participate in this holiday all about showing those you like and love how much you appreciate them. I remember when I was a child (Goodness…a LONG time ago!), my school would allow the kids to exchange [Read More!…]
- Love is All about the Bling… Or is it?
It’s all about the Bling or is it? February rolls around and on the 14th of the month we celebrate love and lovers of the heart. With it come flowers, boxes of candy, and pretty cards with soft-spoken words of love shared to our special partner in life bought [Read More!…]
- Do You Know how to Choose Gifts Those Close to You Really Want?
“Love is something eternal; the aspect may change but not the essence.” – Unknown Happy Valentine’s Day. I know we just came off the heels of Christmas shopping, so I sure do hope everyone was able to find their sweeties (hubby, wifey, and kids) a nice Valentine’s Day gift [Read More!…]
- When Faced with Crisis, See the Good in It
Happy New Year WVM Family! I trust everyone had a joyful holiday season. It is the New Year again, and thankfully, although I am not fond of rushing through the years, because that means I am getting older, I am excited about making it to another year, because that [Read More!…]
- Tips to Make 2017 an ‘Injury & Accident Free’ Year for Your Kids!
In our home, a new year is something that is looked forward to with anticipation by all of the children as well as myself. New beginnings, new goals, new achievements…these are all things that the kids really enjoy being a part of and the conversations are a pleasure to [Read More!…]
- Do Your Choices in Life Build Character & Success?
When I was a child growing up with my grandmother, she would tell me, “Choose wisely with your thoughts, words, and deeds. It will be what defines you in the years to come to the people you meet and the life you choose to lead.” So very wise were [Read More!…]
- Looking for Your Family Identity or Lost Relative? Get to Know Search Angels
What is a Search Angel? A “Search Angel” is someone who gives of their time and expertise, without charge, to help people separated from family and lost loved ones by adoption, foster care, divorce, and alienation, to find their information and reconnect, if they choose. We are men and [Read More!…]
- Tips to Keep the Holidays Happy & Safe for Your Kids
Christmas is always an exciting time in my house. The children love the holidays and all that comes with them. There are lots of conversation about decorating, doing for others and cooking lots of delicious meals and treats. They delight in surprising each other with presents and trying to [Read More!…]
- How to Celebrate the Holidays with Family Members Away from Home
The holidays are filled with family traditions that create everlasting memories and joy. Each year, military families may face the unfortunate chance of having their husband/wife, mom/dad, son/daughter, close relative or friend be separated due to deployment or a long distance duty assignment. Military families are commonly known for [Read More!…]
- Do You Evaluate Your Life on New Year’s or Your Birthday?
Let’s talk about some truths for December and the upcoming holiday season, shall we? There will be parties, shopping, and what to give the boss for a brownie points gift. How much do you put in the pot for your own giving to family as well as friends, and [Read More!…]
- What My Kids Taught Me about the True Meaning of Christmas
I am pretty sure all of us have many great memories from our childhood Christmas’, and if we thought about them, we would smile all day. My greatest Christmas memory is of my mom cooking the best dinners and desserts anyone could ever imagine. She would always let me [Read More!…]
- The Magic of Santa Claus is Real!
I remember when I was in 5th grade watching TV with my mom, and out of the blue she said, “You know Santa isn’t real, right?” Now mind you, this was in July, so I’m not really sure why this was on her mind, not to mention that I [Read More!…]
- Shopping for an Apron Led to a Glorious Day at the Mall
It was just after the sun came up on a this crisp fall morning, as I was standing in front of my trusty wood cook stove waiting for the coffee to finish perking, I put on my apron. Slipping on my tattered old shoes, I headed to the smoke [Read More!…]
- A Thankful Testament to a Family Icon
Last month, Somerville and I had to travel home to Baltimore to say goodbye to his loving grandmother. Although I never had the opportunity to meet this beautiful woman, I felt as though I knew her from the many stories Somerville so proudly shared. As we all knew her [Read More!…]
- Make Shared Child Custody Work for the Holidays… Yes, You Can!
In a divorce involving children, I believe one of the hardest parts of figuring out custody arrangements is how to divide the holidays. I remember the day so well. My ex-husband and I sat in front of our Friend of the Court referee with the list of holidays. My [Read More!…]