Monthly Archives: May 2016

3 Things I’m Loving This Wednesday

It’s Wednesday! Wednesdays are a great day to take stock of the week. What’s been accomplished? What’s left on the list that needs to be done Mid-Week before Week-End? If you’re like me, Wednesday always has that middle-of-the-road feeling, when I either chastise myself for not yet cleaning that bathroom, or commend myself for keeping the scale at the right number (or just not going up a digit!). At its core, Wednesday is perhaps the most thankful day of the week. I’m thankful for the people who have called and texted so far this

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B is for Brenda

Hi, there! My name is Brenda McDearmon, and I love to encourage people! I created this blog to help overfiftyers look beyond the transitions into a future of everyday adventure so they can focus on themselves a little, and on every other good thing in life a lot. I'm so glad you're here! I moved seven hours away from the Texas panhandle to Austin, Texas a little over two years ago with my husband and the last of our three kids, not on a whim, but almost. Now, we live in the fastest growing city in the whole United States. There’s

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How to Have a Special Mother’s Day When the Kids Can’t Come

Since we’ve moved to Austin, and since everyone in the family lives somewhere else, we just can’t be together on every single important occasion. That’s hard, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets that. So, in the way that only he can, my sweet husband made Mother's Day special for me. No kids in town? No worries. We were going to have a great day anyway, celebrating the joys of my own motherhood, and the blessings we have received from our moms. How kind is my husband! Here’s how he treated me to a very wonderful day. Feel

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