In the City: Braum’s Ice Cream & Burger Restaurant 

A couple weeks ago, I dropped my second-born off in Kansas for college. In an effort to make the best of the long road trip, I tried to make an experience out of it. That meant that our dinner stop on the ride back to Atlanta needed to be unique. No fast food chains. Something … Continue reading In the City: Braum’s Ice Cream & Burger Restaurant 

Faith and Mental Health: Is Prayer Enough?

CLS Bloggers weigh in on two important health issues - faith and mental health. They answer the question surrounding whether prayer is a sufficient strategy to deal with mental health problems.

DIY Fun: Party Craft Idea

A few months ago, my daughter convinced me to allow her to have a sleepover party for her 11th birthday. I was reluctant, but ultimately gave in knowing this was our last year in this school district and she was moving on to middle school and new changes soon.  (Reminder:It's not about you, Mom).  So, … Continue reading DIY Fun: Party Craft Idea

In The City – Augusta, GA

I have never had a reason to travel to Augusta, Georgia before last weekend.  Besides a good friend moving there a few years ago, there was no other reason why I would make my way 2 hours east to get away from city life. However, last weekend, my 12 year old was competing in a … Continue reading In The City – Augusta, GA

Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

"Why is there is no celebration for the invisible ones who help the world go around?  Since she doesn’t have a ring or child she fades into the crowded background of the miscellaneous." As a single, childless and 40-year-old woman it is rare that people say things like “Congrats on being single. I need to … Continue reading Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

What Works for Me, Works for Me

Last week, while leaving a meeting, one of the members of the group yells to me, "Happy Easter, Hilda". I respond to her, "Thank you, likewise", and make my way down the hall and out the building. Whenever the traditional Christian holidays come up throughout the year, it can become very awkward for individuals like myself, … Continue reading What Works for Me, Works for Me

Just Another Manic Monday

Sometimes I feel like there needs to be at least two more of me. And even then, I feel like I may only be able to get done only half of what's on my To Do list. By the time my day ends, I'm looking at the list and wondering how on earth I thought … Continue reading Just Another Manic Monday

Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

"The new norm for me is to make Hilda a priority so that I can have the energy to give to my loved ones and be at my best." This time of year parents all over the country are starting to get to that point where exhaustion is starting to set in. The demands of … Continue reading Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly

  My son just turned thirteen. He has been dreaming of being a teenager since he was about four. At four, he was diagnosed with a speech and learning disorder, which later turned into a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum. Unsure what that meant, his father and I trudged ahead. My son was one of … Continue reading Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly

Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

At some point in our lives we are faced with an important decision. To either face the pain that we have stuffed and hid behind for years or just face it.  When I use the word "we", I am among the countless numbers of individuals that have faced some form of emotional, physical, or spiritual, … Continue reading Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time