Happy 36th Birthday: A Letter to Myself…

Well, I’m waking up to the coldest birthday I can remember! 25% and school is closed (again) here in Dallas due to ice and sleet on the roads….but my kids spent the night at my parents’ house last night, so “ahhhhhh“, I have a quiet morning to my older birthday self! A nice gift, for […]

Someone else’s cancer doesn’t open your jar of salsa… and other life lessons from Facebook.

  I was late to Facebook. My friend Shelly finally convinced me to join the cyber-social circle of “cool kids” for the sake of my business. I have posted on occasion, but continued to judge others (not YOU, of course) for living virtually by checking their friends’ status updates (I’m at the store buying green […]

Going for GOLD! (The Pot of, that is…)

I just returned from a personal writing retreat with my friend Shelly. We have both been “working on” books for years, and for at least a year saying that we need to get away and WRITE together, encouraging each other along the way. The time finally came, the childcare and child transportation arrangements were all […]

Happy Mother’s Day: Top 5 Posts for Moms

Consider why you should give yourself a break this Mothers Day, and why you should feel proud to be a “Good Enough Mom“! Reflect on your own job description, see if you’re being compensated fairly according to salary.com, and ask for praise and appreciation today and every day: “Good Job, Moms!” Check in with you Mommy-self, […]

How Was YOUR Morning?

Lest you think I have the perfect life and family, lest you think I’m a perfect mother with the perfect children, lest you think I have the perfect marriage and perfect home life, let me unload a little… (And , by the way, where have you been? You must be new to my blog – […]

Happy Birthday to Me: Reflections on turning 35…

35 years ago on March 3rd, 1978 Lowry Kathryn Minton joined humanity! And I’d like to think that humanity is better for this joyous occasion (at least on most days). I have had a wonderful, fun and family-filled birthday. MJ decorated the kitchen this morning with many drawings, and Ellie made me a nice card. […]

5 Ways to Make it a Happy Parenting New Year!

This morning, I was busy sending my kiddos out the door with the babysitter for an adventure at the Fair Park Aquarium to increase my own happiness by getting to check some things off my to-do list today before going back to work next week. As I packed their lunch and sipped cold coffee in […]

Moment for Mommy: What is Christmas Spirit?

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. Calvin Coolidge Christmas eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body, […]

Moment for Mommy: Peace and Gratitude, Fire and Light, and Crayons!

This past Saturday evening I treated myself to a new spiritual experience – a chance to connect with myself, with others, with Spirit, and the Earth. I ventured to my new friend Bridget’s home for a Fire Ceremony. She is not only the author of the wonderful new novel The Doula, but also a certified […]

Moment for Mommy Monday: You Deserve a Break Today!

Not just a trip to McDonald’s…how about a day off? “OF COURSE the garbage disposal is broken this morning!“, I shouted to the heavens and the Evil God of Appliances this morning in my PJ’s and slippers,at the kitchen sink. It always seems to break on the mornings when everything goes wrong! The mornings when […]