So long “What ifs” “Had I onlys” and “Why didn’t I’s”


Tonight is New Year’s Eve. That magical time of year when we bid one year good bye and welcome a new one. At the stroke of midnight, many will sing Auld Lang Syne, wishing away the regrets, applaud our contentments and embracing optimism for 2012. As a Mom, this is my favorite time of year. I enjoy it more than Mother’s Day, my birthday and even Tax Free Weekend. Because on New Year’s Eve, I am reminded to let go of all those “What if I ….” or “Had I only done…” and “Why didn’t I…” of 2011. I can…

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E-Cards: Every Mom’s Friend During the Holidays


There I was at 8:30 pm, covered in flour, sugar and and other sticky things from baking in the kitchen with my girls all day. My daughter and I were finishing up the pecan tassies when my eyes grew big and my heart felt like it stopped: I had forgotten to send my nieces and nephew a holiday gift. It was one of those things, when I’d remember and tell myself aloud “I really need to do that,” and then as quickly as it came….the thought escaped. Actually knowing my nieces and nephews, they wouldn’t have minded so much….but I…

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