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Boulder, Colorado
Mom, wife, friend, and serial observer of life.
Interests: Family, parenting, coffee, choir, sports, white wine, shopping, reading, home decorating and spending time with my friends..all with a dash of Christianity...
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Hospital Tips for the Uninformed ( WILL be there someday) Everyone raise your hand if you just LOVE yourself a good hospital...(My friends Mary and can put your emergency-room-nurse-hands down!) No one likes going to the hospital, but the past few weeks have taught me so much about how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
Surprise: I’m not a perfect mom. I have made mistakes and I have taken the easy road more times than I could count. As a parent, I thank God that cell phones had not become smart phones, there were only 2 options for bathrooms, and “Netflix Marathons” were a thing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
When we moved back to South Denver, we inherited new hiking hills and terrain. Out our back door, we now have a circular trail with great views of the city and front range. A few weeks ago I started “wogging” which is a very scientific word meaning “jogging+walking”. It gets... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
For us “retired” moms, the past couple of weeks of “first school days” posts is torture. You see, when you lose something (like first days) you just remember the good stuff. Gone are the memories of “Did you brush your teeth?”, “Gross...go put on deodorant!”, and “You what? Im not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
It’s hard to believe it’s August and summer is quickly fading. I have tried some new recipes, products, and places and thought I would share a couple with you! First, I would never be on board with this one, but the bottom line is…it works. I have always looked at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
Well...another year in the books, and it has me thinking about what it means to have success in marriage. Don’t get me wrong, we have our moments, but what really contributes to a lasting relationship? CTSon got married this year so now I have a CTDAUGHTER!! It is the BEST!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
Yep...we moved and I don’t recommend it. Its an exhausting process and it’s something like having a baby: after a couple of years you forget how bad it hurts, and you do it all over again. I try to learn things from life experiences both good and bad and, in... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
It’s been a little busy in CoffeeTalkMom land for sure! Unfortunately, the things that give are my writing, work-out classes, and connecting the way I want to with my friends. I am anticipating a new “normal” soon and with that comes so many changes. Change can be good...or so “they”... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
Applesauce and Gratitude I work with college girls. Last year was graduation and with great pride and also sadness, I said goodbye to my group . I miss these girls, as they provided me with the “what if’s” of having girls; laughter, long talks, tears, and of course, countless cups... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
Without getting too specific, I have had too many of these days the past couple of months. Where does this come from? The book of Daniel in the bible tells the story of 3 men who face a fiery end. They chose not to bow down to any other gods... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
If you know me at all, you know I am "all in" for the 4 seasons, but somehow after January 1st, I am ready for some green grass (color), warm air (not to be confused with hot), and flip flops! This year, I am trying to focus on the good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Coffee Talk Mom
My doctor told me I was 5’11 1/2. Am I growing? (Don’t answer that!) How about the eclipse? That was pretty cool...and it brought everyone together. It was like a Super Bowl win for the world. Speaking of the Super Bowl. I realized that the NFL is self destructing and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
“SET THE TABLE” I remember that exact phrase coming out the mouth of my Mom growing up. With four kids and a hungry husband, Mom spent much of her time cooking and getting things to the table ...and my “help” was usually setting the table. Well, it’s that time of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
Recently, I received a note from a young person (I'm 53 now, so put "young" into perspective) and the crazy thing was I thought, "WOW! I got a thank you card". It's pretty amazing that we live in a world where we are so plugged in, many of our millennial... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
It’s been busy. Not for most normal working humans, but when you work after you have retired from “momming” after 22 years, it feels like life is a scramble. Going from one job to the next, switching hats, and trying to maintain a “life”’ outside of work is a struggle.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
Some of us are just very disciplined people: making the bed each morning, working out 45 minutes per day, passing on desserts, time-management, going to church every Sunday, and staying on a strict budget. If I am honest with myself, this is not me. Unfortunately, I fall into what some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
It's been on the books for awhile... a big trip, but not for me. I have been left, abandoned, deserted, and cast off...well...not exactly. When trips involve more than 5 or more flights in 11 days, I check out. So off he went to conquer the start-up world and I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
Growing up, young girls had one possible line of cash: babysitting. I never really got into it. In the early 80’s, there was no Netflix, cell phones, internet and, for that reason, babysitters truly earned their measly wage (usually 2 bucks an hour). We played board games and dress up... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
I hate emptying the dishwasher. What I hate MORE is dishes that find their way too the sink and counter. I don't know why, but I especially hate unloading silverware. I don't mind vacuuming, because it looks like I actually cleaned something. CTDad is thinking about the acquisition of a... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
This is a big week for CoffeeTalkMom here in Boulder and I have some GREAT friends here supporting me. I read last week that "event planner" is the 5th most stressful job. Now, I wouldn't equate it with a police officer, but for whoever you are serving, it could make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
Want a fresh change for your week? Well, I am all about getting more veggies into my diet and I have discovered that roasting veggies rather than dumping dressing on "greens" is the way to go. It's easy and I love the colors and flavors. Lately, I am all about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
The past couple of months have got me thinking, "Why is everyone so angry?" And "Why is everyone so offended?" Can we handle conflict more wisely? I was in a church choir for 18 years and the most common statement made to me during that time was, "You're so TALL!".... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
I want you to know a few things about being your dog for the past 13 years and I figured when you thought of me, you would smile. I was your one and only girl. The day you came to find me, you and that older brother Thomas saw me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
It's a new what? Once I get through the holidays, I dread the dreary, cold days of January and February. If you are anything like me, you need inspiration, motivation, and a bit of strategy to keep your head up. I don't like wasting time and energy on things... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Coffee Talk Mom
A little more than two years ago, I got a text message from a friend to start praying. Her son was in Peru on a climbing expedition and they had received news that there was an accident. For hours they did not know that their son was ice field... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Coffee Talk Mom