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When You Bring A Bowl of Soup To A Neighbor

I live in a mixed generation neighborhood. If you want to see babies in a stroller, they live here. If you want to pretend little boys are not hiding in your bushes for hide-and-seek, they live here. If you want a teenage babysitter or a teenage driver, gulp, they live here. We have the middle-aged…

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Looking For Love

I was never the type to dot an “i” with a heart or  finish off an exclamation point with a heart instead of period.  In fact, it took me awhile to even use the emoji with the “heart kiss” face.  So it may be surprising that one of my favorite holidays is Valentine’s Day.  I…

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Celebrating Dad

When I started dating my now hubby, I could tell he was going to make a great dad. I don’t know exactly what the clues were way back then. Maybe it was because he was so happy and sometimes silly around me. If you can be silly with your girlfriend you surely can with your…

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Listen To Your Mother Show

Hi Shoezle Fans, In case you are not on facebook, a whole lot of drum rolls are leading us up to the big event:  Listen To Your Mother Show.  The gals “behind the curtain” make each one of us feel extra special by writing up in-depth profiles so the audience can get to know us…

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Hardest Job in the World.

“Hello. How are you today?” Walk into any store or approach a cashier and the response is rote. Once in awhile a clerk will throw out a new greeting and ask about the weekend, past or future. This is a little too personal but manageable. A few months ago, a friend of mine got a…

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Run-Away Mom

“What if I just ran away for a week?”  Fleeting thoughts like this creep into my mind when I have had enough under-appreciation.  “I threw away the sandwich you made me for lunch.  It got mushy.” “The steak is overcooked.”  “I’m out of socks.  You need to do laundry.”  Sometimes it’s just too much and…

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Last Halloween

Halloween 2012 feels a little like last call.  Our job as trick-or-treat parents is almost over.  The guys are getting too tall but never too old.  Who doesn’t want 10 lbs of free candy?  We are entering gray territory.  I don’t think any of us are ready to close up the trick-or-treat shop.  When is…

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No Worries. Be Happy.

No foresight, no worries.  That’s a motto I’d like to adopt, which basically translates to living in the present, something some psychological experts or gurus tout.  It’s a really tough thing for an adult to do, we know WAY too much. Horrible things can happen.  Being in the moment makes perfect sense in the mind…

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