A Scouting Family

My family is a scouting family. I’ve been my daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader since she was a Daisy (she’s now a Cadette) – now she’s doing the Indy Girl program and isn’t attached to a troop, so I’ve become her mentor. My son is a Life Scout (“this close” to Eagle). I was his […]

Survey says…

I used to watch Family Feud with my grandparents all the time. Every now and then I’ll catch the revised show with Steve Harvey (or watch a YouTube highlight of the funniest part). I’m sure the questions were just as risque then as they are today — probably more so today. There are certain questions […]

A servant’s heart

I attended the Olathe Junior Service League’s annual banquet. Not only as a guest but as a new provisional member for 2016-2017. The past year’s theme was Giving It Forward, based on The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Have you ever been somewhere and known instantly that that’s exactly where you should be? That’s how I felt […]


Tolerance: The ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. The hot topic in my house since the weekend has centered around tolerance. It started with explaining the tragedy in Orlando to my kids, continued with the Tony Awards and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s […]

Join Team WOBO!!

Back in 2008, after being told that I have cancer, I decided that I wanted to run a marathon (because that’s the logical next step…ha!). I was connected to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. Somehow I convinced my husband that it would be fun to run – and off we started […]