Grief – Why Duane “Dog” Chapman Needs To “Man Down”
Random Musings
**This post contains referral links and if you make a purchase, I may get a small commission at  NO ADDITIONAL cost to you in order to help with the expenses of running my blog. Thank you!** Grief from losing a spouse is number 1 of 10 major stressful life events that we will encounter in our lifetime, according to The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. Last month Duane “Dog” Chapman, shared his supervisors told him “He needed to man up”  after his Beth Chapman’s death. While grieving, he is trying to live up to others’ expectations. In reality, Duane needs …
Acceptance – The Longest Stage of Grief
Alcoholism
**This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you to help me with the costs of running my blog** This past New Year’s Eve, I had to make a tough decision. Dealing with the last stage of grief was now a must: Acceptance – The Longest Stage of Grief. A few hours before the ball was to drop, my sister had called me, once again, drunk. Once again, I listened to my drunk sister with the skills I had learned in Al-Anon. It had been a long, torturous 8 to 10 …
Domestic Violence – My Sister’s Bruises
Alcoholism
***This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at NO ADDITIONAL cost to you to help with the expenses of running my blog. Thank you!!*** Eloquently, my sister seemed to have it all.  A fancy car. A large house in an upscale neighborhood, along with elegant clothes and meticulously polished nails at all times. Domestic violence is the last thing I thought would be taking place in their household. As a result, the housewarming party soon followed their house purchase. At the party, everyone oohed and awwed over the new house and all of its fancy trimmings. …
The #1 Baby Shower Gift Every New Mom Loves
Random Musings
**This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional charge to you. We Are Having A Baby! Making a new life – what an exciting time life for a couple!  Especially for a new mom. As time goes on, baby showers and gift registries are started and the anticipation of a new life begins! This book became my bible during pregnancy! Buy here on Amazon One of the most exciting times in a couple’s life is when and how the wife will tell the husband they are expecting.   In my favorite show of …
The Ugly Truth of Growing Up With a Bipolar Mother
Random Musings
May is Mental Illness month.  Therefore, I have decided to write a post on the ugly truth of growing up with a bipolar mother. My childhood was turbulent.  As a child, I never knew what the next day would bring.  Would my mother be smiling and happy? And if she was did was she headed into another manic episode?   As a child, I learned to walk on eggshells. Keeping the peace in the family was a must. Manic Moods During her manic moods, mother would have endless energy, unreasonable thoughts and no need for sleep.  Elvis records would shriek …
Running For Heroes – Zechariah Cartledge – A Young American Hero
Random Musings
Zechariah – A Young American Hero Get the tissues ready for this one! Running For Heroe is truly heartfelt story of some of the goodness left in this world. This story truly lifts up my heart and gives me hope that there is still goodwill in this world! A Newsclip Like No Other Gearing up for the workday, drinking my coffee and watching the news, I saw a snippet of a news story that captivated my attention. The news clip that popped up held my interest enough to wait until after the commercials were done in order to watch the …