Anyone who knows me is aware, I live for eggnog and pumpkin season. Well guess what, I found my first batch of nog, yes. It’s a beautiful Fall day in the Pacific Northwest so I off course got up and put on the crockpot full of Mississippi chicken and yep Punkin Eggnog cake. You all need smell o vision because my house is where you wanna be today. Jason I’m thinking of you today 😃
I felt some kinda way today when I saw a woman I know post a video of her beautiful home with a view. So let me break it down for real. I have worked since I was 13, put myself through college while taking my 2 sons with me to night classes. I have accomplished so much, owned 3 homes and truly am so proud of being able to say I don’t need a man. I love my husband of 30 years but certainly would be a ok without him. This woman since i have met her has looked for ONLY men with money who could take care of her so she could just be cute with no job. And there have been lots. My question is how can you be proud when nothing you have belongs to you? Maybe I’m different but if I drive a Hyundai I paid for it is better than a benz that dude can yank at anytime.
My son is home and for the first time in a year I have exhaled. The book I wrote to not go crazy on this wild journey of my son’s addiction and incarceration is available this Thursday, September 12th on Kindle and Amazon. My hope is that anyone who reads it will know they are not alone and that I can provide some laughter and hope along the way.
Congratulations! “Mad As Hell A Mom’s Journey” is available for pre-order in the Kindle Store.
It is available* for customers to pre-order here.
Customers who pre-ordered the book will receive the content on the release date, 09/16/2019.
The paperback will be available on 9/16/2019 but cannot be pre-ordered.
I hope that anyone who has ever had a child incarcerated will find one thing in the book that makes them laugh. Thanks for the support.
All proceeds from sales will be dedicated toward the fight for the removal mandatory minimum sentencing for first time and non violent drug offenders.
This blog post is just asking for those of you who follow me to provide your honest feedback. I would love to know what it is that you like about my blog, is it the posts are so random? That I tackle some serious topics at times? That I am honest and not afraid to be silly? Really just whatever.
I am asking because I am in the process of finishing my first book and I am also preparing for a podcast. I would love to talk about the topics and things that you want to hear or like. Please provide your thoughts: Ready GO……………..
I have been published in the USobserver.com
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This is my first step toward my book being published
I love the holidays but not for the same reasons as most people. I love the holidays because it provides some much needed downtime and my boys are normally home. It has always been interesting to me that this is the only time of the year I ever hear or see anyone express gratitude. So my question is why? Every year they have holiday toy drives and let’s volunteer to serve holiday meals but what about the rest of the year.
I am very blessed to be employed and have a permanent place to call home. There are a lot of people who don’t have this and struggle daily just to find a safe place to sleep. I don’t know what the answer is to help solve this problem and the circumstances that lead to homelessness could impact any of us at anytime. I heard a statistic that each of us is just one paycheck away. Let that sink in for a moment.
What can I do to help create a brighter future for others and ensure I also remain self sufficient? Here are a few ideas:
- Engage and talk to people
- We never know someone’s story so be kind
- Most people are willing and grateful to be treated no different than anyone else (I learned this when I worked in the corrections field)
- respect and eye contact go a long way
- Gather a group of friends and do a closet purge
- We all have way to much stuff
- I have crap in my closet that still has tags on it
- Giving much needed clothing to those in need can change someone’s entire perspective and outlook
- If you look good you feel good my mom used to say
- We all have way to much stuff
- When you travel take those free toiletries
- These are the perfect size to put in a care bag for others
- For women feminine hygiene items are key so pick up a few extra on your next trip to the store
- Inexpensive and necessary
- Spend as much on those in need as you do for xmas gifts
- If you plan to spend $300 on gifts spend the same on items for any cause
- I am passionate about St Judes, animals, veterans, and rehab centers
- There are young people who get out of the military and rehab that have NO support
Last stop thinking that you NEED everything you see, Pay off those credit cards and cut them up, pay off your vehicle if you have one and drive it til the wheels fall off. Do you care if the person at the stop light thinks your car is great? Ugh no
I have committed to this and as of this month I have no debt other than my house and the student loan that I now am hitting hard to pay off in full. All of these saving can then be used to help others. Get inspired and do something great