Three is my mom’s lucky number.
She has three children thanks to two adoptions and one miracle (though sometimes we question that miracle and it’s crazy making capabilities).
After my dad had his first heart attack where he was gone and brought back to us, she had three more years with [...]
I never really knew my grandparents. They died before lasting memories could be imprinted on my heart.
I did have surrogate grands, though; Grand Marty (my namesake) and Gene Sir Harlan. If Brian and I had a boy baby, Harlan was one of the top names on the list.
Gene Sir [...]
A few weeks ago I ran across a writing blog that was created to help all writers with the process.
Always a learner, I fell madly in love with a tool to get the words flowing that didn’t require fussy things like sentence structure or proper grammar.
Usually I love those [...]
I have many talents, but sucess in the kitchen is not one of them.
One of my mother’s favorite stories is about the time I called her while my lasagna was bubbling in the oven. I thought I was being clever by making a smaller sized single serving, so a great big [...]
I have taper brain. I’m scattered, anxious, nervous, tired, hungry and unable to make too many decisions.
It would be wonderful to be able to write something substantial describing the past few days, but it’s too much of a challenge.
All I want to do is run. I dreamed of the [...]
Wonderful Wednesday has left me feeling great!
I’m not sure why I ever veer off from this kind of healthy eating (that I know is so good for me), but when time is not managed properly my diet is always the first to go down in flames. Weeks can go by [...]
Wonderful Wednesday began with a glass of lemon water while listening to Pete’s Sumatra brewing in the machine. I’d forgotten that I’d planned to drink a smoothie for breakfast, so I measured out exactly one cup of Special K and another cup of milk (skim, of course).
After a disastrous attempt [...]
I wish I could say I was a completely clean eater on a daily basis. Unfortunately, in the past few days I’ve found my hand in the Oreo bag more than I care to admit.
During my morning taper run I thought about the next thirteen days and what I must [...]
A few weeks ago Oprah tweeted to all of her followers a request to tune into her programming, especially if they had a Nielson box that affects the television ratings. The hoopla over her tweet was enormous. Her undeniable power to move the masses caused twitterers to both tune in and [...]
As happened last month, I didn’t manage to compile a new list of goodies until the first day of the next one.
Here are a few recent finds and some older goodies that are pretty enough to be posted!
These bags made in England come [...]
The hub for all I do, marthawills.com documents life from a working mom's point of view. When not mothering, I manage the social media needs of small businesses through Wills Media Group, LLC, and write a weekly column for Raleigh's News & Observer online entitled, Are We There Yet? Most recently, my passion for health and wellness led me to become involved as a consultant for Beautycounter, a company that's making a difference by educating about toxins in products, spreading the word via the web.
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