The Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree I’m pretty sure that I have the only house in town, and perhaps in the state of Kansas, that has a full size artificial Christmas tree on the back porch in June.  Did I mention that it lights up at night?  Did I mention that you can see it through...
Family

Family

This has been a crazy week in my house.  Both of my sons graduated from college – one from undergraduate school and the other from dental school.  We moved all of their stuff (and there was a lot of it) into our garage and house because they are both joining the trend...
You Be You

You Be You

I have always loved the phrase “You Be You” because I love the self-acceptance behind those simple words.   Years ago, when I was a photographer, I almost named my business Be You Photography.  Today, I tried a new class at my local gym.  A friend had suggested it and...
Living a good life

Living a good life

Today I met the most wonderful man working at a McDonalds about 3 hours south of Kansas City who had the best philosophy for how to live a good life.  My husband and I were south of Springfield attending the regional Color Guard Championships for our youngest child. ...
Private School IQ Testing

Private School IQ Testing

Sometimes, private schools require IQ testing for admission.  Usually, private schools provide parents with a list of qualified psychologists or psychotherapists that are licensed to provide IQ testing, but sometimes, they don’t and it’s up to parents to find someone...
Perfectionism and the Black Dress

Perfectionism and the Black Dress

Last weekend, I attended a black tie event with my husband to celebrate someone’s 50th wedding anniversary.  I knew it would be a special event and that many of the people there would make a list of the “Who’s Who in the Rich and Famous.”  I stared at my closet and...
IQ testing in a private practice setting

IQ testing in a private practice setting

IQ testing in a private practice setting Why would parents want to spend money to have their child’s IQ tested in a private practice setting versus at their public school?  As a parent, I can relate to all of the feelings parents go through when they have their...
Resolutions or Background Music?

Resolutions or Background Music?

I’ve never been one to set New Year’s resolutions.  I always found the process discouraging.  I typically had lofty goals that were too difficult to maintain over the course of a year.  My early lack of success with this pretty much killed my desire to make this an...