Articles Posted in the " growing up " Category

  • Are You Normal?

    I was reading a post by Mark’s guest over here and it got me thinking about being normal. I don’t know if I ever have been considered normal, not in my thinking or in my actions and..


  • Sage Advice from Mom and Dad

    Have you ever noticed how much your parents’ advice shaped the person you are and the life you lead? So many things Mom and Dad said stayed with me, guided and supported me and even altered the..



  • Do You Think Too Much?

    “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” ~Winnie the Pooh I admit, I’ve done that at times. Repeatedly as I was growing up, I was recipient of the same unsolicited assessment of my..


  • What do You do on Christmas Eve?

    On Christmas Eve we attend mass then we meet the rest of the family at my Dad’s house. There we say our first official, “Merry Christmas” and the festivities begin. Dressed in our finery, happy and relaxed..


  • What is Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?

    It was our first Christmas together as a married couple. My husband was on the floor in the living room, putting the finishing touches on the wooden manger he was building for the ceramic figurines my mother..


  • Have You Missed Your Calling?

    Choosing a career is something we do without the benefit of maturity or experience and we do it when we are so young our brains haven’t even finished developing yet. How can we know at that point..