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THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (Listed in no particular order): LOUISVILLE MEGA CAVERN FALLS OF THE OHIO STATE PARK LOUISVILLE SLUGGER MUSEUM CHURCHILL DOWNS BIG FOUR BRIDGE LOUISVILLE MEGA CAVERN It doesn’t look like much from the outside–or the inside for that matter–but, we had an absolute blast in Louisville’s Mega […]

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FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF ADVICE: When planning for a visit to The Louisville Mega Cavern MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE ON THE CAVERNS WESBITE PAGE. Luckily, I was able to stay overnight to do the zipline the following day because when we arrived, they were completely booked. TIP: When you do arrive, don’t expect much […]

mother of the groom

Just a little over a week ago, one of my five sons got married. It was supposed to be one of the most beautiful days of his life…and, of mine, as well. For six months, I assured my son, “All that matters is that it is a beautiful day for you two. You guys are […]

girls talking about one another

A blog post that I did for my church I knew what I wanted to write about, but, I didn’t know how I wanted to approach the topic. So, I decided to do a quick Google search to see what—if anything—other people were saying on the topic. It, genuinely, broke my heart to find scads […]

A girl with a cat in her living room

I had a big vision for doing a sexy photo shoot at Cannon Beach in Oregon. I paid to fly every bit of my camera equipment out with me and I even flew my lights to Oregon with me, as well. But, the weather just was not cooperating with us. So, we had about 30 […]

cAKE TOPPER ON CHANGE

Your son has let you know that he is getting married. Now what? What should you, as the parents of the groom, expect to pay for in the upcoming nuptials? I will tell you what I have read on the internet and then I will tell you what I did, as the mother (I am […]

FIANCES KISSING IN A FIELD

Congratulations on your childs engagement and congratulations on your new daughter in law! MY TOP 10 TIPS FOR YOUR SONS ENGAGEMENT AND UPCOMING WEDDING 1. KNOW YOUR OWN EXPECTATIONS It is important to ask yourself–maybe even write down–the expectations that you have for your sons engagement and upcoming wedding. It will help you to know […]

Jennie on Cannon Beach

My weekend trip to Oregon to stay in a floating home with my cousin was a nice quick trip to just get away and try to reset. I took this trip just a few short months after we lost my stepson to suicide and I was in desperate need of some time away from home […]

CHRISTMAS TREE

Single-parenting during the social media era is hard enough without having the added challenges of single-parenting, holidays and social media. The pressure of seeing the Christmas trees swamped with gifts is pretty hard when you are picking yourself up after a divorce. I have been watching old home videos the past few weeks and trying […]

VIDEO RECORDING

I have not yet quite figured out how to make my videos amazing, but I can quickly view them and see what I don’t like about them. As such, I have figured out 5 things not to do when making a video for my blog. It takes so long to create a video, processing-wise, that […]

AN INTERSECTION AT A STREET

This is a post that I wrote for our church blog. We all find ourselves at intersections in life; but this is unlike one of those spiritual intersections. Read along as I go for a leisurely drive with my middle son to the intersection and get a snippet of what it can be like if […]

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It is a very unseasonably warm November night and I am laying in a hotel that overlooks the river. I can see and hear barge horns from the patio door as the barges are slowly pushed down the river by pusher boats. They are illuminated with blue and green lights against the dark night sky. […]

FOREWORD After a stepchild has completed suicide is no time to reflect on fault or blame, pointing fingers this way and that; however, for the sake of writing a blog post that may help someone else, I am going to share about a lot of my own personal experiences here. It is not my intention […]

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