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Do Something Nice for Someone Else by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The idea for this post came from Elisa Camahort Page's blog, Elisa's Green Scene. In her lovely post , she commented on an act of kindness that she ... Read on »
Parts of My Friday, in iPhone Photos by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting By Friday, I need extra shots in my coffee, just to get jump started in the morning.   I tried out a new fitness place near me, and w ... Read on »
The Golden Ticket by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sooooooo..... My younger boy plays the tuba. He started in elementary school with the trumpet - like more than half of the fourth grade, lol. Sl ... Read on »
Kidoodle.TV Saves the Snow Day! by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have always had a strict TV policy. I despise anything with a laugh track, although my kids tell me that my beloved I Love Lucy had a laugh trac ... Read on »
Don't Take Anything for Granted by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Her given name was Dorothy, but we all called her Dot or Dottie. She was 83 years old, and I knew her from church ministry. It sounds weird for ... Read on »
Fluff and Stuff by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Inspiration came from Kendra  today, with some modifications from me.  What is the last thing you watched on TV? The news. I'm not really a TV ... Read on »
Humility, Again by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Friday night was the first opportunity of this year that I had to attend Stations of the Cross.  I always try to attend Stations during Lent. It's h ... Read on »
Fight Wrinkles AND Stretch Marks? Yes, Please! StriVectin SD Advanced™ Review by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Up until, oh, about November of last year, I had never touched a moisturizer or face cream of any kind. Even into my early 40s, my skin was fairly oil ... Read on »
Tattoo, Phase 2 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This time, he colored the butterfly and cleaned up a bunch of the small details. Still to come are the red poppies that come from behind the butte ... Read on »
40 in 40 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today being the first day of Lent, I spent some time trying to figure out how I was going to challenge myself and change myself in the name of Lent - pr ... Read on »
Scientifically Speaking by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When I was in school, my brain was not a science brain.  Hell, even now - my brain is not a science brain.  One of the many reasons I did not ch ... Read on »
Much Discussion About Absolutely Nothing by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I spend much of the week chasing my own tail. Up at 5:30, making breakfasts, packing lunches, forcing people to eat - I am the meanest.mother.ever. Unlo ... Read on »
Panera, My Husband, and a Rare Lunch Date by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We are big-time Panera customers -  breakfast consumers. Almost every Sunday, you can find either my husband or myself in our local Panera, trying to ... Read on »
Words to Ponder on a Tuesday Morning by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I had a very interesting and illuminating conversation with an older, and much wiser, person recently. She shared some bits of wisdom and asked me to re ... Read on »
Just One of Those Nights by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Saturday night was Daddy Daughter Dance - and my four girls all wanted to go. My boys also had plans, so I decided to do something that I'd really, real ... Read on »
Two Sides of the Coin by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I remember making a big decision, way back when I had just a couple of shorties and we were beginning the process of school/activities/friends/life. The ... Read on »
It Was Just One of Those Days by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Did you ever have one of those days… – Where you wake up a few minutes before your alarm, and instead of getting out of bed, you roll over and go ba ... Read on »
I Tried, I Really Tried by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I had such high hopes.  It all started when I realized that my shorties had never actually played it.  I felt like a horrible mom. I mean, isn't ... Read on »
Valentines, Schmalentines by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I dunno.  Maybe this is the time when you all realize that I'm shaking my cane and yelling, "Get offa my lawn!" but I don't remember Valentine's ... Read on »
Hubris by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have a great big problem. I love to eat. But that's not really my problem, because most of us, I daresay, would say that they love to eat. Except ... Read on »