I’m sure there are a lot of other Grandparents out there besides me! I was so proud to have become a Grandma when I was thirty eight years old. Mind you, a step-grandma, I was far too young at that age to have a child who is having children, right?! HA! To fill you in,…Read more
Don’t Ever Trash Talk Family
Disclaimer: I am writing about family, but just because I’m writing it doesn’t mean that the issues I bring up are going on in mine. I am speaking broadly, to encompass many families that I know, friends families, neighbors families, and co-workers families that I know experience the things I am planning on writing about….Read more
Pick your Mood!
Yes, you are capable of picking your mood, just like you can pick your nose. It can be done, (even if you have fat fingers! Ha ha) Rude joking aside, it really is up to you to pick your mood. You can’t leave it up to fate or chance, or how you feel when you…Read more
Men NEED to be Wanted and Loved
Did you notice in the title for this blog that I capitalized NEED? Men don’t want to be wanted, they NEED to be wanted. NEED. It is in capitals for a reason. Just as women desperately want to hear, ‘I love you”, men NEED to be wanted and loved. Of course, men don’t come across…Read more
Every Marriage Needs Laughter!
I’m sure you read the title, and thought to yourself, whaaaaaat? Every marriage needs romance! Well yes, yes it does. But every marriage also needs laughter. You and your significant other need to be able to laugh with each other, and to laugh at each other. Laughing with each other is absolutely imperative, because it…Read more
Children NEED (and thrive) on Routine
One of the best things you can do for your children is give them routine. They THRIVE on routine. They may not like it when they grow up, but when they are children, they need it. They feel safe. They feel secure. They need to know what to expect, and at what time to expect…Read more
Who is Vienna Lovett?
This is an easy answer. Vienna Lovett is me! Well, you know by now that my name is actually Donna, so where did Vienna come from? This is the story. THE BEGINNING STORY OF VIENNA As mentioned in “The Snort’, I loved books, loved reading, and loved being read to. Some of my favorite series…Read more
I am an avid reader. Voracious, really. A whole new world opened up to me as a child once I learned how to read. I don’t think there is anything finer than a good story. My mother used to read to me, when I was two. Probably younger, but my memory of it doesn’t go…Read more
It’s so unfair!
When Life is Unfair….throw it down the despair hole. Now, I’m sure you read that, and immediately thought, “What is she talking about?” Let’s face it right off the bat. Life.is.unfair. It will always be unfair. To you, to me, to your family, to your neighbor, to everyone. No-one is exempt from unfairness. It comes…Read more
My Miracle for my Son’s Grad
I had such a crazy, yet incredible weekend that I feel compelled to write about it, and give thanks to God for looking after me! I’ll try not to be too wordy…. THE PAIN STARTS Thursday evening while waiting for dinner to cook, I was watching the TV show Castle (taped on our PVR, happily…Read more