I had every intention of doing the usual commercially-driven Valentine’s Day festivities this year. You know, a basket of trinkets and sweets from the dollar store and fancy, store-bought cupcakes that we’ll ooh and aah over for a few minutes and I’ll toss by the end of the week while the kids are in school. But I this morning I started reading Mary Tyler Mom’s post about raising money for pediatric cancer, and my plans quickly changed. I remembered the flood of emotion I felt when I read Donna’s Cancer Story and my heart ached for her mother. I hope I… Continue reading Sharing a post with so much heart: Happy Donna Day.
There is no time for a quote, for this we must dive right in… Like Holly states in her post, http://www.notaperfectmomsblog.com/2012/01/help-amelia-spread-the-word/#comment-6625 I had not intended to post today, but when I saw this on Elastamom’s blog, I had to help spread the word and I immediately signed the petition. It’s a real life, happening now, story of a little girl who is not being granted a life-saving kidney transplant because the doctors have decided that her quality of life isn’t worth using the kidney to preserve. What?! Who gets to decide that? Who makes that decision? What gives anyone the … Continue reading Help Amelia and Spread the Word.
We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to … Continue reading Top 6 Special Ideas for Special Families for the Holidays.
“Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.” ~ Unknown In this day and age, worlds collide and when they do it can be for good and bad. Bad and good. Let’s start with the good. As … Continue reading Worlds Collide to become Virtually Real and Really Virtual.
“To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.” ~ Authur Schoepenhauer I am really loving the ‘Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration’ Series, because it introduces me (and hopefully you!) to so many interesting people. Some of whom I interact with … Continue reading Finding strength in Holdin’ Holden? It’s a new “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration.”
“A smile is the universal welcome.” ~ Max Eastman Waves and smiles to all of you that may be joining us from my new Yahoo! blog! Yay! So happy you are here and thanks for popping by. Feel free to put your feet up, grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine depending on what time of day you arrive, and browse some of our heartfelt posts. If you are looking for some guidance, you can click on “If you are just joining us, some of my favorite posts” and take a look a look around. For my current … Continue reading Coffee is on…Welcome to ‘mynewfavoriteday’
“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” ~ Swedish Proverb Determination, this is the word that strikes me … Continue reading One of “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspirations” is “Dumpster Diving,” Find out why.
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” ~ Unknown I like this quote because it is both a humorous visual as well as a bit sobering. I think about self-esteem often as it relates to myself … Continue reading Can we and should we protect our little girls’ self-esteem?
“Our truest life is when we are in dream s awake”~ Henry David Thoreau I can barely contain my excitement as my dear friend Lisa nominated “Mynewfavoriteday” for best “All-around Mom Blog” on Parents.com. As many of you know, my … Continue reading Whoo Hoo, ‘mnfd’ has been nominated on Parents.com! Please, please vote!
“Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough”. ¨Groucho Marx AGE, such an interesting concept. Coming off of this weekend, my age has strangely become top of mind. … Continue reading You will get older, but have you lived?