Strength, Courage and Wisdom

Strength, Courage and Wisdom

As the 2016 Listen to Your Mother submission date and time neared, I wondered if I had what it took to submit. I mean, who wants to listen to me talk about something I learned from my mother? I have friends who are so amazingly awesome that had been in previous casts, so I knewContinue Reading

The Joy Inside My Tears

The Joy Inside My Tears

I am pretty sure that Sir Stevie Wonder did NOT have grieving in mind when he released this song back in 1976. He also had no idea of how poignant it would be 38 years later. Or how it would speak to my grief 39 years later. This song has been the theme to myContinue Reading

New Traditions

New Traditions

This holiday season, my family had to adjust to a new first – a holiday without my mom. While we journeyed through our collective sadness, it was important to me to make sure we remembered the spirit of the season and allowed the children to be children. In that vein, I decided a new ThanksgivingContinue Reading

Oh Spring, where art thou?

In my neck of the woods, we have 2 seasons, Winter and the rest of the year. Summer,Spring and Fall have a tendency to come and go as they please – sometimes in the same day. This year, Winter has decided to take over the ENTIRE weather system and wreak havoc on our souls. Collectively,Continue Reading

Happiness is…Forgiveness

Happiness is…Forgiveness

Happiness! One of my most favorite topics.  That’s why I’ve joined host and bestselling Publisher Linda Joy as a Sacred Sponsor of the Choosing Happiness Crusade and Video Series.  This inspirational series features 30 intimate soul-inspiring video conversations created to inspire YOU to believe that despite the messiness of life – happiness is within reach.Continue Reading

The Day After Today

The Day After Today

Like me, most of you are about to eat the feast of the month – Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, dressing, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, cornbread, collard greens, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, pound cake…….whew, let me stop now, I am making myself hungry 🙂 and we aren’t eating til 6p. Anywho…….someContinue Reading

Ready to Play – Chicago Style

Ready to Play – Chicago Style

This year is the 12th anniversary of the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Can you believe it..12 years?!?!?!?!?!!? This is such an exciting event for you and your family. On November 22nd and 23rd you can discover the top trends in toys and games this year at the 12th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair,Continue Reading

Happy Birthday My Love

So this guy right here is having a birthday today. Can I just say how much I LOVE me some him? Well today is his birthday, so please join me in wishing The Gadget Consultant the happiest of happy birthdays!!! Love you baby!

Taking up space

Taking up space

How many times have you thought aloud… oh! this is a great idea, I need to blog about it!…and it never happens? Yea, I am TOTALLY guilty of it myself. I will mentally create a post for days at a time and never take the time to actually log into this space and do aContinue Reading

And then there were three…again

And then there were three…again

Back in 2012, Junior, who was then called Senior, left us to head to college.   We drove him and his stuff to St. John’s University in Queens, NY. It was a loooooooooooong road trip but we all survived, though I am not sure how. Two years we went with only 4 people in theContinue Reading