September 16, 2014Beans
Grinding coffee beans can be very therapeutic. I recently won a prize that will send me a different bag of roasted coffee beans every month for a year. This is a great prize! Thankfully, I already had a grinder, so when the first brown bag of beans arrived with French Press, I was ready. It's like a ritual; pouring the beans, pressing down and grinding them just right, smelling the fresh released scent of coffee and then filtering it trough steaming hot water. Totally worth it and a good routine to have. I do grind and set up a coffee maker to perk away at 6 AM, just so it's ready for my morning groggy self, but when time is not of the essence making a pot of this wonderfulness is a great way to get your java on.
September 15, 2014Bleach
So I'm sitting in a salon chair at Eye Candy, a hair salon in Nashville, getting a partial foil and hair cut. Adding some hair lingo into your on-air vocabulary couldn't hurt by the way. Usually changing hairdressers is a traumatic experience for a woman. Yet, I find ...
September 12, 2014But Mom
Over-mothering is a common occurrence with many (not all) women.There's also under-mothering but that's a whole other column. Love has a way of making us want to hold on and nurture our babies. Many of our fears and applications come from the way we were parented. ...
September 11, 2014Dots
Today marks the thirteenth anniversary of 9-11. I was working in New York during this time on Jammin' 105. The night prior to 9-11 my station and WKTU celebrated The Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Special, which featured two concerts that took place at Madison Square ...
September 10, 2014Tide
Catching up after a trip away brings a woman more than a bunch of laundry. Whenever entering a home after it has not been lived in for some time, thats when the house starts to smell...like a home. Hopefully, the refrigerator was cleaned out before the trip. Lighting a ...
September 9, 2014Magic
I was in Orlando last week at CMB's Momentum radio conference; it's very strange to be at a Disney resort without my kids. I feel like there's going to be a citation waiting for me upon check out with a fine for each day I spent without my kids. The conference was ...
September 8, 2014Backwards
Back to School happens at different times across the region and by now even the homeschooler s are in full swing. It's important to acknowledge this on air but not to make an entire show out if it. Back to school has numerous meanings. You could be talking to a school ...
September 5, 2014Scrape
My youngest daughter is in a fortunate situation. She has parents that have been through their first, second and third challenging life situations with previous siblings. Life lessons that involve responsibility, honesty, studying, serving, helping etc. have all been ...
September 4, 2014Big Week
First day My friend Jess' son started Kindergarden this week. The bittersweet details are documented in depth on her Facebook page so much, so I felt like I was living next door to her and missing that boy too! Her most recent post explains where many women are coming ...
September 3, 2014Pintrest Anyone?
I spent a good portion of yesterday just trying to clean out and catch up with old emails and then spent a good portion on Pintrest. Hours fly by fast on this site, too fast. My friend Dave is a social media 'specialist,' his advice was that if I'm looking to serve ...