Monday, January 30, 2012

Let's Make a Deal
Today, on "Hott Flashes"... and here's one for my mommy memories.  I think Isaac is 6 in this clip.  I doubt we'll hear much more piano from Isaac; but who knows? 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Levi's Fan Club


When your six year old won't let mom be in his "Fan Club"... what's a mom to do? 
This week's column on Moms of Faith ( tells of the day when Levi came home and announced to  me that he has his own "fan club". Really.  But he won't let me be his number one fan....  It did get me thinking though.  Tell me, aren't you your kid's #1 Fan?  I know I am no matter what Levi says!  Enjoy!

Monday, January 16, 2012

"Hi Bored! My Name is Mom!" and 14 new ideas for when the kids are bored!

Hott off the press!  Click here to see your ideas published in this week's  Hott Flashes!  Thanks so much for the trip down memory lane!  And... I hope you find some fun activities to try at your house.  Let me know.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Moms of Faith Handbook for Boredom

HELP!  Did you get a little crazy over the holidays hearing "MOM!  I'm bored!"  Check out today's column on Hott Flashes.  Let's get together and create a list of fun things to do when the kids complain.  I'm sending a few success stories from the Hott House.  Tell me yours and next week we'll publish EVERYBODY'S!!!!

Here's how to post your fun stuff!  Just comment under the column; here on my blog; or, on facebook.  Link and/or "share" (fb) the idea to your friends too!  I'll catch them all and compile all our ideas.  Bet you do something I've never heard of!  Be sure to check out my list on Moms of Faith: 

love, a

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hope Looks Like This

I have always had hope. Always. Today, I saw hope. Hope was standing tall and still in front of me. Thank you Rob Fisher for your story today.

I am journaling this story of a courageous individual, Ben Petrick, who recently underwent brain surgery to combat his sypmtoms with Parkinson's Disease.  (It just happened to be posted on facebook today.)  This newscast gives a pretty alarming image of PD before and an amazing transformation of what PD looks like after DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation).

Once I let it slip out in front of many people while asking for prayers and support for Dan, "Parkinson's Disease sucks."  It's a chronic illness that steals not only a young man's physical abilities but also his future.  You know what?  I think I have taken on the mindset that live today to the fullest because, well, the future with Parkinson's doesn't look like much fun. 

Every day takes hope and courage.  Until today, I have always heard and read that for Parkinson's Disease, there is no cure.

But today, I saw hope standing in front of me.  And today, I was reminded that for God, anything is possible.

            "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."  Matthew 19:26

Like I said at church this morning, "Can Dan borrow your DBS?"

Monday, January 2, 2012

Opening Doors in 2012

Happy New Year!  Today's "Hott Flashes" is a story about what happened to Isaac while we were out for pizza.  Although scary at the time, I hope it warms your heart.  People wonder why I have so much white in my hair, well.... this- is-why!  Please tell me that we aren't the only parents this has happened to!

love, a