Archive for July, 2014

A Day Without Faith By: Lori Loesch


My daughter Faith Ana, had the opportunity to spend the entire day with her best friend, at an amusement park.  These girls have been together since pre school.  They seem to know what the other is feeling.  They truly care about each other.   The awesome, super parents spent eleven, or ...

Parenthood + Fibromyalgia + Diet = A GREAT BIG MESSY CHALLENGE! by Jean Marie Keenan-Johnston


As I sit here typing away, I have in front of me the second of two pieces from the family-size chocolate chip cookie that we ordered from Papa John's tonight.  I've been dreadfully sick all day, a combination of fibromyalgia flare, migraine, and whatever virus I have going on that's ...

FEAR: It Stops Me In My Path By Lori Loesch


                                                                                                 FEAR   Fear is ...

Later Mom Rachel Weinstein Creates Operation Backpack to Aide Homeless Children in NYC


VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA LAUNCHES OPERATION BACKPACK® 2014 TO HELP NYC’S HOMELESS CHILDREN   Public Drive to Collect Backpacks and School Supplies Kicks Off  July 14th and Continues Through August 8th [caption id="attachment_18584" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rachel Weinstein, Paige Davis and Spiderman from OPERATION BACKPACK 2013[/caption] Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) will launch OPERATION BACKPACK® 2014, its annual ...

When Did I Turn Into My Grandmother? by Jean Marie Keenan-Johnston


This thought has come to mind often in recent weeks.  I keep catching myself saying or thinking things that sound just like the opinions and reactions of my grandmother, or even my mother's comments at time during my childhood, things I told myself growing up I'd never be heard saying, ...

Shy or Rude? by Sharon O’Donnell


The other day I was at the mall with my 13-year-old son trying to find him some sunglasses to take to Scout camp. As we were standing there looking at sunglasses at a kiosk in the middle of the mall, I heard a female voice call out to my ...

KID STUFF: Cool Finds by Robin Gorman Newman


From Lassie to Old Yeller to Rin Tin Tin to Marley, dogs have stolen our attention and our hearts. In real life, our own pets are more than just canine companions; they are members of our family. And for some, they are heroes and brave servants. In Man’s Best Hero, ...

Fear of an Enemy’s Return by Jean Marie Keenan-Johnston


I watched "Return to Amish" tonight.  For some it's probably really sad to watch...most caring people don't want to hear about somebody facing a potentially deadly disease.  Tonight the show shared more about Chapel's (She's the girlfriend of one of the ex-Amish on the show) cancer.  The last episode I ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Babies, Babies Everywhere by Linda Beeso Rosendale


I was 40 when my first child was born. We had lived in Virginia for a few years; my husband was active-duty military and was deployed for most of the pregnancy and when our son was born. He was trying to get back home, after finding out he’d be granted ...

Why is it that a Mum, always wants a baby in-tow? By Lori Loesch


Why is it that when I see a baby, I can hardly contain myself?  Not really, but I love babies.  That baby love.  Baby talk.  Now, I know I would be over the edge, at my age, but there's just something about a little baby, looking up into your eyes... ...