Las Ventanas Mexico

Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Can you guess where I am? This is the resort that started the Mommy Sabbaticals. It was the first time I went away by myself.   It was here I discovered the magic of solitude and how healing it can be to get away and be still. The resort is beautiful.  Breathtaking actually. While I was […]

Escaping to Solitude


For me when I need to refuel and recharge my batteries I need to be alone. I need the solitude. I crave it.    In the bible whenever Jesus needed to really pray about something He went off by himself.  So, that is what I’ve done.  I’ve gone to this place.  Where I know no […]

Things happen in Los Angeles


Something happens to me when I return to Los Angeles.  Of course I’m excited.  I’m excited to reconnect with friends I haven’t seen  in a year ( or sometimes more).  I’m excited to have no real responsibilities outside of feeding myself and showing up where I promised I would.  I can sleep in.  I can […]

4 Ways to let your children know you value them

Large Family Van

Don’t compare siblings to one another.  Each of your children has been uniquely created for their individual purposes by their Creator.  They have unique talents and struggles.  So, don’t compare them to one another and say things like, “Why can’t you be more like your sister?”  Siblings who grow up in this manner often don’t […]

Beverly Hills revisted


Villa Blanca Restaurant If you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills then you know that Lisa Vanderpump-Todd owns this restaurant.  Whenever anyone heard that I was going to Beverly Hills, if they were a fan of the show, they asked me if I was going there! I wanted to make sure that I tried […]