Life is a Gift – Not So Fast, Make it Last!

Photo: Kim Turner at Heart of American DanceSport 2017, receiving her Top Teacher Award

Life is a Gift

“Can I pick you up at four on Friday?” I text a caretaker friend. My cell phone beeps, she was hospitalized last night, blood clots in both lungs. She is only fifty. How can it be? Could that be me?

Cherish the moment, enjoy each day.
What a blessing it is to wake up and play.
Smile, be grateful, love and laugh.
Life is a gift. Not so fast. Make it last.

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Four Free Ways to Wow Your Valentine!

Want to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?  It doesn’t take a fortune to get a “Wow, I love it!” from the one you care about.  The old song “Money Can’t Buy You Love” is based in truth.  With a little inspiration and imagination, you can give the best gift and create a love story with your valentine. And, it will cost you not one red cent. Continue reading “Four Free Ways to Wow Your Valentine!”

Four Steps to Get Adult Children to Move Out!

All kinds of circumstances cause adult children to live under their parents roofs, but there comes a time to help them break out on their own.  Should you give them the boot?

According to a recent article at CBS MoneyWatch, young adults living with their parents is at a 75 year high!  Student loan debt and lack of employment are considered the primary reasons.  But, those factors are out of your control.  So, what can you do?

Should You Boot Your Adult Children Out the Door?

If you are still boarding your adult children, you have not yet completed one of your important tasks as a parent.  Maybe the steps below will work as well for you as they have for me. Continue reading “Four Steps to Get Adult Children to Move Out!”

Down Syndrome Awareness Month in John’s World

October is very special in John’s World.  It is not only Down Syndrome Awareness Month, it is the month of his birthday.  My son, John is Down Syndrome. He has lived with me for almost thirty years, but I am not his birth mother. It is my honor as his stepmother and guardian that John calls me “Mom.” Continue reading “Down Syndrome Awareness Month in John’s World”