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When Life (and College) Takes Over

Hello, my name is Toni. You may remember me as the blogger who was here posting almost every day (sometimes multiple times a day), but you may have noticed I have seemed to have gone missing. I am still here, but not as much as I used to be. You see I started college this year, for the first time, Read More »»

An Open Letter From A Volunteer Cheer Coach

Dear Parents, I consider it an honor that you trust me with your child (or children). I love to teach them; I treat them like I treat my child. If I am honest, I am much harder on my child than I am yours. I want each child to excel when they are on my team. I want them to reach the highest of Read More »»

Here I Go…Off To My First Day Of College!

Obviously, I've been slacking on my blogging (I have plenty of drafts written, but never sit down to finish them...I must finish the letter to my high school senior before he graduates). I've been busy with life and enjoying my children all summer and that's been so freeing and full of Read More »»

The Despair Behind The Smile

Every day it happens, we see someone smile at us, and we think "They must have a good life" but too often, we may be missing the despair behind the smile. Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington suffered from something that ultimately caused him to take his own life, but to look at him, you would Read More »»

Growing Fruitful Friendships and When To Let Go

Joyce Meyer said it best "I'd rather have God as my only friend that have a lot of "friends" who aren't real friends and people who try to control me and make me into what they want. Love me for who I am not who you want me to be." Being a friend means being a friend at all times during that Read More »»

Where Did The Passion Go?

It's a hard thing to lose your passion for something. That's happened to me with blogging lately. I feel like I am in foreign territory where part of me wants to see if I can reignite the passion I once had and another part of me just wants to move on. Now, please don't think I hate blogging, Read More »»

7 Fun Date Night In Ideas

Thanks to ProFlowers for the perfect date night in decor and dessert. The roses were beautiful and the strawberries and cheesecake were absolutely delish! All thoughts and opinions are my own! When you say the word date night, it's usually assumed it means heading out of the house with your Read More »»

Words Do More Than Just Hurt, They Can Kill

Every day I read something new about someone, child or adult, being bullied. The latest story, I have read and sobbed over, was that of Daniel Fitzpatrick. A 13-year old boy who committed suicide, just two weeks before he would have turned 14, after being bullied by classmates. Read the letter he Read More »»

To The Mom Whose Child Fell In With The Gorillas at Cincinnatti Zoo

I am sure many of you have seen the news about the 4-year-old boy who fell in with the gorillas at Cincinnati Zoo which resulted in the killing of Harambe. It is a somber situation, and it breaks my heart that a beautiful creature had to lose its life. However, something else has broken my heart, Read More »»

What Good Is It To Worry, Just Give It To God…And Be Carefree

How carefree is my daughter in the photo above? Not one single worry is on her mind, in fact, that's how it is most days for her. I should take a cue from her and quit worrying about things and life, in general. It doesn't do anything for me that's beneficial, in fact, worry can do more damage to us Read More »»

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