Month: March 2011

How I Saved My Marriage

How I Saved My Marriage

About four years ago, our toddler ran away from us at the grocery store. I chased her into the pasta aisle where she was holding a big jar of red sauce. My heart rate sped up as I realized I was about to become that parent, the mother who watches her child smash a jar onto the floor of aisle 6 and then walks away as if nothing happened.

In that moment, I understood why parents do things like that. It all became clear. They are just too exhausted, unappreciated, overwhelmed and resentful to have to deal with one more mess.

Skype, FaceTime, Privacy and Our Kids

Skype, FaceTime, Privacy and Our Kids

With our kids’ busy schedules, video chatting is a great way for them to keep in touch with camp friends, get help for homework, do group projects and just have fun with friends. But as my girlfriend put it, “When my 11 year old son video chats with his friends (which he is only allowed to do at our family computer in the KITCHEN and doesn’t have this feature on his Ipod touch thankfully), we need to set up a whole new set of rules that keep up with our ever evolving technological world.”

Send A Prayer

Someone forwarded this to me today. I have to say, it took my breath a way. I am keeping Elisa & Nathan in my prayers. Perhaps you could too.

Anissa Mayhew, Part II

Months have gone by since I last posted about the past. I told the tale of what happened the day I had the strokes that changed my life.

Our lives.

I went from being a whirlwind of activity with goals of family-happiness, blog-success, and building a new life in Georgia, to having the goals of family-happiness, blog-success, and building a new life in Georgia BUT IN A WHEELCHAIR.

Wordless Wednesday

RIP, Elizabeth Taylor. A true icon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A life in pictures… Elizabeth Taylor, 79, gone…

Relaxation Guilt

Relaxation Guilt

So, you know that expression, “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead?” Yah well, it’s this expression that has pretty much sent me into overdrive. I look at my peers around me, and many of them live by this attitude. The husbands are A athletes, cyclists, skiers. The wives are tennis players, exercisers etc… (and so are their kids, by the way). They are from this mindset– I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. They Go Go Go. Hard. They are in words of Charlie Sheen, Winning.

And then there’s me… I guess somewhere in the middle– an A player or flat out D player, on any given day.

Why Enchantment?

Why Enchantment?

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Guy Kawasaki, world-famous entrepreneur and author, who I have followed for some time, and admire. Why Guy Kawasaki on Women On The Fence you may ask? Because he has been a huge supporter of businesswomen and mompreneurs for years, and he has insight for us all.

In his new book, Guy discusses a concept that we can adopt in our everyday lives to be more successful… at home, at work, with our partners. That concept is… enchantment. Because the goal of this blog is to always push you off the fence and self improve, here is a concept which you may enjoy.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

“The Perfect Body” as illustrated by Olympic Athletes.

When my girlfriend forwarded me this pictorial of Dr. Lisa Wade from the website Sociological Images this week, I thought it was quite an interesting topic of discussion. It shows, as Dr. Wade pointed out, “a wide variety of strong, healthy women and men who pursue their sport to excellence.”

None of these images have been photoshopped.

The point– to show our children, that healthy men and women, who excel at their game, come in all different shapes and sizes. That there is no ONE perfect body. To love and embrace the shape you were born with.

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