Articles by teresak

Letter To My Girlfriends

Dear Girlfriends, Yesterday someone asked me how my sisters were and I was puzzled. “I don’t have any sisters,” I replied. The person I was speaking to me scratched his head and [...]

Best Friends

My two youngest granddaughters are close in age. The one with the lighter hair is 3 and the darker hair is 2. They have both been sick this last week and today [...]

Why My Daughter Never Had a Trampoline

From the time my daughter was old enough to jump up and down she asked for a trampoline every year for her birthday. She never got one and there are 4 very [...]

Grandchildren as Speed Bumps

This is a guest post by my good friend Elaine Ambrose. I’ve learned some important lessons from my grandchildren, but the best one involved leaving the fast lane and meandering over to [...]

Always In My Heart

Yesterday I wrote a post about our dog, Murphy. He was almost 14 years old and I knew our time together was limited but his death this weekend was sudden and unexpected. [...]

Saying Goodbye To Our Dog

Last night while the whole family was gathered together to watch a basketball game we noticed Murphy, our Cocker Spaniel, was acting strangely. I called the vet and described his behavior and [...]

The Magic Number

It’s hard for me to feel important. Basically I am an unpaid maid, cook and laundry room lady. Let’s face it, those jobs are hard enough even when you are paid to [...]

Moves Like Jagger

Last week we celebrated my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday. A good time was had by all, especially the birthday girl! The video is only 12 seconds long and is worth watching. She’s got [...]

What is SoFabU?

 I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone. SoFabU on the Road is a unique event that allows influencers to take advantage of educational opportunities that will help set [...]

Locked Outside By A Three Year Old

Many years ago I was working at a grocery store in town when I received a phone call from the lady who was our baby-sitter. Our daughter, Rachel, was four years old [...]

Blueberry Pie At Nanas House

We live in southern Kentucky and have a blueberry farm. The farm is called Bellview Blueberry Farm and the land has been in our family for generations. I love blueberries and collect [...]

What Name Will Your Grandchild Call You?

When you learn you are going to be a grandparent one of the first things you may wonder about (after you get over feeling old) is what name will your grandchild call [...]

Reality Television Opportunity

This is the second time in two years I have received an email from a casting agent inviting my family to audition for a reality television show about multi-generational families living under [...]

6 Facts I Want My Granddaughters To Know About Cinderella

In 1965  Lesley Ann Warren co-starred with Stuart Damon in the made for television version of Cinderella. I was 9 years old and I was enthralled. It didn’t matter that we didn’t [...]


One of the best things about keeping my grandchildren is watching the cousins become best friends. Are you close to your cousins? Are your children or grandchildren close to theirs? Leave me [...]

Gaga for Goo Goo Clusters

If you have never eaten a Goo Goo Cluster you don’t know what you are missing.  They are made with milk chocolate, caramel, marshmallow nougat, and fresh roasted peanuts. They originated in Nashville, [...]

Bea’s Bibs

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only [...]

Never Too Old

When I arrived home from the BAM Conference my husband asked me to tell him how it went. My reply was, “If I started right now and talked non-stop for 24 hours [...]

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

If you are thinking about going to the movies this weekend (or anytime soon) I have a recommendation for you. THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny [...]

Marie Osmond is GRAND

I love the television show Dancing With The Stars and rooted for Marie Osmond when she was a contestant. Yes, I’m a fan of hers and so when I saw the cover [...]