Girls just want to have fun and it’s good for the soul.


“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same” ~ Elbert Hubbard How can I thank you enough Cyndi Lauper for this anthem, for it could not be more true, and while fun means different things at different times in your life, often the fun is in just being with those you call your friends. Coming off our annual girls trip, where 5 of our tribe of 8 could make it, I have the bittersweet feeling you get you are reading an amazing all engrossing book (see dictionary for Twilight, also known as crack:) – yes, … Continue reading Girls just want to have fun and it’s good for the soul.

The gift of the first time…there is still time.


“We must become the change we want to see.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Ok, so perhaps that title is a little risqué, but for those of you who may think ‘mynewfavoriteday’ has gone into the gutter, it hasn’t, ok maybe sometimes, … Continue reading The gift of the first time…there is still time.

The Magic of the World through a Child’s Eyes…


  Ok, so I know this seems a bit random but bear with me on this.  I have been running around like a crazy person doing a million things (like always, I know, I know), but there have been many firsts happening in our household for all members on the family and so today, while in the midst of the madness I don’t have the time to type my usual posts (I will do that tonight) I wanted to share the reminder of what that wonderment is like…what it feels like and then see how and where you can apply … Continue reading The Magic of the World through a Child’s Eyes…

“When walls go up, walls come down”. It takes a Village.


“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank As I mentioned yesterday, I am taking this week to focus on the idea that “It takes a Village”.  As this started … Continue reading “When walls go up, walls come down”. It takes a Village.

Theme of the week, “It takes a village to raise a child”


I hope everyone had a lovely Father’s Day. I spent my weekend being reminded just how true it is that “it takes a village to raise a child” and so this week in different ways my blog is dedicated to … Continue reading Theme of the week, “It takes a village to raise a child”

Thoughts about love for Father’s Day….


“There are three stages of a man’s life:  He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.”  ~Author Unknown “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”  ~Bill Cosby “You will find … Continue reading Thoughts about love for Father’s Day….

Remembering Everyday is a New Day…That’s The Easy Part, Keeping Perspective is Challenging.


  The irony of this picture is that I don’t totally subscribe to it because as I have said before I am a spiritual person; however, I do believe that we have choices and make them everyday and those are in your hands.  I had to remember that today as once again I had to confront all of my inner discomfort as Q’s Urologist called to discuss his test results from that horrible VCUG in May (clearly more traumatic for me that him as I still remember it clear as day as the “how could you betray me and tell … Continue reading Remembering Everyday is a New Day…That’s The Easy Part, Keeping Perspective is Challenging.

“I GOT IT!” ~ A reminder about friendship and remembering to love yourself


“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer … Continue reading “I GOT IT!” ~ A reminder about friendship and remembering to love yourself

Thank you for another week with MNFD….


I just want to say thanks again for making helping to make this my new favorite week.  Your journey with me through “mynewfavoriteday’ means so much to me.  As I like to do on Fridays, I created a video recapping our week together… You may or may not hear from me in the next week because I am going to take the week off to give myself a little TLC.  I will be back in full force the week of the 13th, but until then I wish you all a series of joyful moments, lots of smiles, opportunities to make … Continue reading Thank you for another week with MNFD….