Category Archives: Things I wish I would have known when I was 15.

Heaven sent burly men

I tend to walk around like the kind of woman who doesn’t ask for help. It’s a sad pride thing on my part to think I can handle whatever comes my way in life. I’m thankful this week that others … Continue reading

Posted in Things I wish I would have known when I was 15. | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Well I didn’t want to win mother of the year anyway.

One of the hardest things in life is being wrong, but when it’s your child you’ve messed up with it’s even worse. It’s just one more reminder that parenting is a crap shoot, and I really don’t know what I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Things I wish I would have known when I was 15. | Tagged , | Leave a comment

It’s all up to you.

Recently, I attended a thing called girls camp. Since I was in charge of the whole darn thing I got to choose the service project, and I picked tying quilts. It was a project that took several months to bring … Continue reading

Posted in Things I wish I would have known when I was 15. | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The worst excuse ever!

My daughter and youngest son have spent a lot of time driving each other crazy. They are like oil and water, and both think its the other person’s job to change before the irritation will stop. I spend a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Inner Circle, Things I wish I would have known when I was 15. | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Can life be fun? Well that’s up to you.

With two children out of high school, I find my house filled by a lot of twenty-somethings. The way they proudly state themselves to be adults, then two seconds later often lament about how hard their life is cracks me … Continue reading

Posted in Things I wish I would have known when I was 15. | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Never be just one thing in life

Over the years I’ve mentioned my husband quite a few times, but this week he showed off one my favorite things that he does, his willingness to constantly learn knew things. Sometime this week, I noticed that some of the … Continue reading

Posted in Things I wish I would have known when I was 15. | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Being honest can be harder than it looks

I believe it is often easier to be honest with others over being honest with ourselves. Now I’m not talking about being critical, that is usually the other way around. We are far too critical with ourselves rather than others, … Continue reading

Posted in Things I wish I would have known when I was 15. | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Just Finish

At every wrestling duel or tournament I’ve been to this year the National Anthem has been sung, and this week was no different. Unfortunately, I knew the teenage girl was in trouble the moment she started. Her first note was … Continue reading

Posted in Things I wish I would have known when I was 15. | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Teenage Relationships

As a Young Adult writer I spend a lot of time observing the ins and outs of teenage relationships. Yes, that means I’m a stalker—in a non-threatening way of course—but still a stalker. Don’t feel bad, I even listen in … Continue reading

Posted in Things I wish I would have known when I was 15. | Leave a comment

Fathers: a necessary ingredient

I recently heard a young woman say men are only needed for one thing, but the rest of it would be better if women did it themselves. If you haven’t guessed yet, she was talking about having and raising children. … Continue reading

Posted in Things I wish I would have known when I was 15. | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment