CHERISH EACH MOMENT FROM THIS SEASON AND SEASONS TO COME

Artwork by Ellis Wilson, “Funeral Procession” As much happiness as the holidays may bring, sadness sometimes follow from the absence of those who are no longer physically here to share in those occasions. For me, I miss my mom every holiday—really every day. She has been gone now for 11 years, this coming December 26….

My Child’s First Birthday Party

First Birthday Party I can’t believe my son first birthday just snuck up on me. I remember during my pregnancy people would tell me, ” This time is going to fly by….before you know it he will be celebrating his first birthday.” Oh boy! were they not kidding. I can’t believe how fast the first…

Five Reasons To Bring Family Back To The Dinner Table

Bringing Families Back To The Table In the world of Social Media, Reality TV and Smartphones Family Dinner time has almost become non-existent. Trying to bring families back to the table is almost impossible to accomplish with the many distractions in the world. I can remember when I was a kid, I looked forward to…

Parenting Matters: It Takes a Village

It Takes A Village It takes a village to raise tomorrow’s future leaders. That’s why parenting matters for our sons and daughters. I heard this statement It Takes a Village on numerous occasions and the meaning didn’t quite hit home for me till I saw how my parents interact with my son. The time and attention…

Cooking With The Hendons

Honey What’s for Dinner? This is a common question in the Hendon household. I’m actually blessed to have married a man that cooks and cleans! Very rare to come by this type. During the week it’s a race to get home, get comfortable and start cooking a meal. Soon as I kick my shoes off and…

A Brunch Of Success Recap

Brunch Success A Brunch of Roses turned out to be a success! It complimented our Confections of Sweet Addict series very well. Our goal was to find substitutes for those sweet temptations you may come across during Valentines Day. Whether it be in the work environment or right in your home there are always solutions to those tempting…

4 Things I’ve Learned after being a Mom for 3 Years

I can’t believe its true, but I’ve been a mom for 3 years! This past weekend, we celebrated my son’s 3rd birthday and internally, it was quite emotional. I guess I’m realizing how fast life really goes. I mean, I feel like I just had him, and now he’s 3. I also keep thinking about…