Just living up to my nickname, Folks – Lucille Ball

And, they don’t call me Lucy for nothin’! This morning, I had my office/craft room all torn apart, rearranging and tossing a few things so I could make room for new things! That’s how it goes, out with those items we no longer use so we can make room for new things. Anyway, I have a few (lots) of Martha Stewart paper punches. Some of the punches are cute corner punches and I have to…

"Just living up to my nickname, Folks – Lucille Ball"

What is PAS?

Parental Alienation Syndrome More than twenty years ago the late author and renowned child psychiatrist Richard A. Gardner coined the term Parental Alienation Syndrome. He used this term to characterize the breakdown of what was previously normal and healthy parent-child relationships during divorce and child custody cases. The definition of parental alienation according to Gardner is simple. One parent (in most cases the resident parent) deliberately damages, and in some cases destroys the previously healthy loving relationship between the child…

"What is PAS?"

The down and ugly of Parental Alienation

When someone new stops by my blog and follows, I sometimes hop over to find out about them. This happened recently when I had someone visit my blog who is a parent of Parental Alienation (defined here: https://wp.me/p8uhxn-evv.) I’ve posted a few times about this subject and while visiting and reading a number of his blog posts, I began having flashbacks of my own journey. I sometimes hesitate to write about this subject as I…

"The down and ugly of Parental Alienation"

Is it Back-to-school already?

This post is sort of a public announcement. Our economy is not yet thriving and we all know that back-to-school means extra expenses for school uniforms and school supplies. I would like to encourage anyone, who is able, to purchase an extra notebook or two or a box of crayons, (something on the approved list) etc. along with your child’s school supplies, to please do so. There are so many people still out of work and…

"Is it Back-to-school already?"

The passing of a wonderful pet and companion – Ryka

Today is a sad day for my family. One of our West German Shepherds, Ryka, passed away this morning. She blessed our lives for over six years and for that I am grateful. I pulled out a few of my favorite pictures that tell some of her story with our family. She arrived from West Germany in 2010 and came home with me and Calypso shortly after. She wasn’t Calypso’s mother but she stepped right in…

"The passing of a wonderful pet and companion – Ryka"

Chocolate Mousse Brownies

Ingredients Brownie: 3/4 cups flour 1/2 cups cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 12 Tablespoons butter 1 and 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs Chocolate Mousse 3/4 cups miniature marshmallows 3/4 semi-sweet chocolate (chopped) 1/4 cups milk 1 cup heavy whipping cream Decorating chocolate: 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream Instructions Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease or use parchment paper to line a 9×9-inch baking pan. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Turn heat to low.…

"Chocolate Mousse Brownies"