unless you’ve walked in their shoes, don’t judge


If I were to pick the two most difficult things I think a person could experience in life it would be divorce  and death.  In the last few years, I have lost two uncles and an aunt.  The feelings and emotions I dealt with through these losses were beyond anything I ever imagined.  I shed tears, ...continue reading

pleasantly surprise me

I found this quote on Pinterest the other day and it caught my attention because the words mean something to me. I should literally print it out and stick it on my fridge or bathroom mirror so that I can see it each and every day. Source: thinknice.com via Bruna on Pinterest Until  now, I have ...continue reading

a friend is …

The other day, while having a chat over coffee with a friend, we ended up in a discussion about friendship. The friend, from here on out, will be referred to as Judy to protect her identity. Judy confided in me that for the last year or so, she has been struggling with her feelings about a ...continue reading

bffs, besties, buddies, girlfriends

Best Buds

Since we were little girls, my best friend Rosa and I always dreamed we would grow up, get married and have daughters who would end up being best friends like us. Well, we did have daughters and although they're only six, they're well on their way to building a pretty good friendship. I guess ...continue reading

old friends, new friends, true friends


My life has been filled with an abundance of friends. Those who have come and gone and those who have stuck around. I would rather have a handful of girls in my life who come by the name friend honestly than too many friends who say they are friends but really are not. A friend is there for ...continue reading



It's Tuesday, which means time for Quotable Bits with Bianca from Bits of Bee.  Last week, I spent a lot of time searching for random quotes. I found two of them I liked. {via here} Originally, I saw this one in my news feed on Facebook. I had to laugh when I read it because, on some ...continue reading

wordful wednesday ~ the sister bond


Don't be fooled by the hugs that these two share. With the hugs come also the fighting. There are days when they play so nicely and other times when they get on each others' nerves. They do everything together. But this will change come September. Little B will begin Kindergarten and ...continue reading

girlfriends: bff’s, lovelies, gal pals


Girlfriends. We want them. We need them. We seek them out. Some of them stick around forever. Some of them for a short time. Some of them we dispose of just because. Why? We need girlfriends because we are women. Simple as that. We need to bond with other females so we can share, ...continue reading

day 2 ~ something you love about yourself


I think I'm a good friend. I think I pretty much always have been. I'm not pretentious, snobby, mean, bossy or hurtful. I'm pretty darn nice, actually. Not to sound conceited but if ever asked to describe my idea of a good friend, I think a description of myself is what I would ...continue reading