“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” PT Barnum Humans are inclined to want everyone to be the same. Why are we uncomfortable with people who are “out there” or who don’t fit into a box very easily? Why is it that those people are often the ones under criticism?… Continue reading Yes, My Dear, Your Opinion Does Matter
Encourage someone, let them know you notice their perseverance. I have stocked five new designs in my Etsy shop. They make up the Wings and Dreams Collection. They have a very glossy front side and vibrant colors. Great for graduation or anyone who is pursuing goals and dreams! Stock up now while there is free… Continue reading NEW Cards Listed!
We pressure ourselves to get the best Christmas gifts for our children. We just want them to be excited and happy. Well, guess what? This teacher tells us that what has mattered most to her students is spending time with their parents. And as a retired teacher, I can vouch for her. Kids want US!… Continue reading All They Want For Christmas Is YOU!
I designed this card to express how I feel about my children. How about saying these words to your own children? Help them feel like precious treasures. Because when children know that they are amazing and wonderful and CHERISHED, they have a healthy foundation for self-love and courage, and know that they have a safe… Continue reading Do You Love Your Child “Every Single Bit”?
I had such a great time on The Divalution Show Tuesday night! Click on this link to listen. This show has four of us talking back and forth, so it's like a group of friends got together and chatted. We talked about happenings in the area and the Divalution Project, tiaras and sparkle, and how cool… Continue reading The Divalution Show With Guest Mimi Matthews 🙂
Oh my gosh I'm so excited! Deborah St. Hilaire from Bay City is interviewing me, live, tonight on her Divalution Radio! Check it out. 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) on W4DIVAS.com. It should be a good time. 🙂 Also, we will meet early and collaborate about holding women's small group meetings at her amazing studio/storefront/gathering space. This… Continue reading I’m Going Live! Check It Out!
You didn't sign up for my blog to receive news about my Empowordment Cards, but because positive self image and encouraging others is my THING, these cards are a part of ME. Sooooo.... I won't do a bazillion posts about them. BUT.... I have put a bunch of cards on 50% off sale, and I… Continue reading Going! Going! Gone?
Whew, what a crazy, busy last few weeks! From November 9 to 26 I was rarely home! In that two and a half weeks I: had four days of vendor shows, including three setup-and-takedowns taught reading to kindergarteners for four days, drove to Kentucky and back (7 hours one way) to celebrate Thanksgiving with my… Continue reading Eighteen Days of Whew!
Today I defied the compulsion towards People Pleasing!! (A lifetime-long struggle.) Yesterday was grueling for me. I taught reading to reluctant kindergarteners for three hours, went to an appointment, returned home in time to get my son off the bus --his OCD meant he asked every few minutes if we were… Continue reading I Won!
Has your mama been a shining light in YOUR life? Has she guided you through life's tumultuous waves and almost-drowning experiences? Did she stretch out her hand for you to hold when fear made you tremble? And open her arms widely to receive and envelop you when you were broken-hearted? Did your mother support you… Continue reading Tell Your Mama!