Penny Roach's Blog – December 2012 Archive (4)

What No Mommy Should Have to Face - A Prayer for You

This is a very difficult post for me to write. But I am hoping that if any of my readers is facing a similar situation, you will know that you are not alone. My heart goes out to you. 25 years ago today, I received a phone call at work that would forever change my life.

This day started a four day ordeal of doctors, nurses, specialists......and tears. Buckets upon buckets of tears. My almost 11 month old baby boy was gone, one week before what would have been…


Added by Penny Roach on December 11, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

My 7 Favorite Ways to Exercise With The Kids

When I was a youngster, you could hear all the mothers up and down the block saying the same thing:  “Go outside and play”.  And play we did!!  If one of the neighborhood kids was not outside playing with us, we automatically assumed that he or she was sick.  Nobody…

Added by Penny Roach on December 11, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Choices Moms Make

When I was a little girl, the majority of my friends did not come home to an empty house like I did.  They knew that their moms were waiting for them with a hug, a smile and some cookies and milk.  Their moms were there to make sure they changed out of their “school clothes” so that they could go outside and play.  And once their dads came home from work, they knew it was time to “wash up for supper” and join the family at the dining room table.  I’ll admit it; as a little girl, I…

Added by Penny Roach on December 8, 2012 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

Truly Green Christmas

Nothing makes me feel quite as sad as the trash collection days that immediately follow Christmas Day.  It’s pretty rare that our trash can is even full, and yet I see such an abundance of trash up and down our street as people bring their cast offs to the end of the driveway, waiting for the trash collector to come and haul it all away.  Bags and bags of torn wrapping paper, bows and torn cardboard gift boxes; oversized cardboard boxes that once held toys and gadgets…

Added by Penny Roach on December 8, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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