A Child named Tori...

After years and years of working with children, you accumulate memories. Some of these are funny and some of them are horrid and some are just sad. When I look back on my time spent with our youngest citizens, my mind always takes me back to...

Just For the Record...

Just for the Record..I want to give you my opinion of the campaign, both parties and the religious fanatics that are crawling out of the woodwork. Most of you know, I am a child care provider..a children's advocate, a mother, wife..etc..among...

Can We Just Go Deeper...

So folks...Can we just go deeper for a moment. How many times have you pondered life's little relationships. How people come into your lives and affect you dramatically. Perhaps they only come into your life for a brief period of time, and...

Now That Was Funny...

So....last night..hubby and I made the trek to the college to see the fine folks from..Red State Update. I got off work at 5 and we arrived at the college about 6:15. My daughter had held seats for us next to the stage area..and we were set to go....

HALLOWEEN CANDY WARNING!!!!!!

Okay peeps, Just received a warning from my Tn. State Child Care Licensing Counselor that a warning has been issued about the SHERWOOD BRAND....Pirates Gold Milk Chocolate Coins... These milk chocolate coins are wrapped in gold..shaped like gold...

The Art of Getting Along.......

So, working with kids is a hoot. They have simple little relationships that revolve around being "best friends".  The children I care for are mostly 3's. Three year old children are egocentrical. They are most concerned about themselves and will...

Nesting Syndrome..

Okay folks..this one is for the ladies. Guys you can click off this post and find something a little more interesting to read..or not. Your choice..You were warned anyway. Ha!  I have a question for the women on thoughts..Since I was a teen and...

Red State Update..

I can not contain my excitement any longer. I must share with you, my friends, my plans for Tuesday Oct. 28th.. Hubby and I will be at Maryville College in Maryville Tn. to watch Travis and Jonathan..of the Red State Update site perform. If you are...

Halloween Terror...Scribbles Challeng 9..a differe

Dawn lay helplessly on the dirty mattress he had carelessly tossed on the floor.  The smell of her blood and sweat intermingled with whatever else had been deposited on this mattress, made her nautious. Her eyes were swollen almost closed due to...

Happy 21st Birthday Sunshine...

At 12:22 a.m. my Sunshine turned 21. WOOT!!! So excited for her to finally be a legal adult. Not sure what the big deal is..but she is excited. Monday night we took her to dinner at the Olive Garden for her birthday, where her bestest friend Cory...

Scribbles Challenge 9...The Old House...

She lay quietly on the mattress he had placed on the floor, while she waited her lovers return. Wrapped in a down blanket placed there just for her comfort, she waited in anticipation. He had gone to fetch firewood to warm the chill in the room...

A cute one...

I have a wild assortment of children in the daycare..Like little flowers or snowflakes, they are so different. Each has their special features..not physical..but personality wise. I have the pleasure of spending my days with these little flowers....

My So Called Life..The Cheese Story...

It has been a while since I wrote about My So Called Life..(childhood). There are so many stories that stick out in my mind..and this one is huge. It is about a simple slice of cheese.. it was a huge event in my childhood and after reading this..you...

My Legacy...

Of all the things I have done in my life, having children has been the most fulfilling. As you all know I have two..Sunshine is 20 and will be 21 in one week. Charlie Brown is 17 and will be 18 in April. They are the light of my life and my crowning...

Hump Day!!! WOOT!!

Hump Day is here folks and I am so excited. This is my last day of work for this week. Tomorrow I will travel to Florida for the Disney Cup BMX Race with the team. This means I have Thursday and Friday off and will have a four day weekend. WOOT!! I can...

Products I love....

Hey folks..This is kind of a weird topic but there are products that I use daily..that I love..products I swear by. I know you all have products that you use daily..so share them with me..Maybe it will be something I will fall in love with. ...

Scribbles Challenge 8...

mind searching frantically for answers...breathe coming too fast..need to calm down..need to think..how did this happen...he seemed so nice..hard to breathe..taste of tape and the pain of moving my face is unbearable..its dark in here..never thought it...

A Thong Story.....

It is thong time..folks. No time of the year begs for a thong more than fall and winter. Tight jeans, dress slacks or long skirts..what ever you choose to wear..you gotta wear a thong under it..or perhaps go commando. Panty lines are just so not cool. ...

*20* Things You Didn't Know About Me...

Here we go Kate: 1. I am a runt..5.3..you can call me Shorty. :D 2. I once was a bodybuilder....can you say  Smoking hot??? ..hmm may have to dig out old pics ..ha! We used to wear spandex shorts with a thong leotard..now I'm not sure how...

Scribbles Challenge 4...The Locket

Belle frantically searched the murky water that Tristan had dove head first into, for some sign of life. Her heart pounded rapidly against her chest, like a bird struggling to free itself from captivity. She cursed her impulsiveness as she...

Damn Fairy Tales.....

So folks I haven't talked about my marriage lately..Hubby and I have had a rough last few months..with problems that I just couldn't seem to put my finger on. We have had a breakthrough of sorts and I think I have figured out the problem. Having said...

And the Son Rises

Yesterday was parent teacher conference day. A day I look forward to twice per year. I went to the highschool to meet up with Charlie Brown's teachers, he is a junior and is 17. As a young man at a highschool of some 1700 students..he is constantly...

And the Umbilical Cord Snaps....

Sunshine is totally emersed in her junior year of college now and we rarely hear from her. I remember this summer when we sat on the swing together outside and I told her that this year, her junior year, I wanted her to stay at the college and get...

Oh Please..Give me a Break...

This is for all the parents out there in Thoughtsville...listen up. My frustration level has reached new heights. Please if you are a parent of a baby, toddler or school age child under the age of 13..pay attention. Yesterday in the daycare it...

Scribbles Challenge 7..Please Don't

Please don't... Amy scrambled up the stairs, around the corner and into her bedroom shutting the door and locking it behind her. Her purse on her shoulder, she slid down the back of the door landing quietly on her bottom. Nothing she could do...