It’s an OPTION- the DVasha Series

Thank you, Sheryl Sandberg, for Option B. Although you don’t know me, I have been living Option B my entire life. I have not always been successful at choosing the right option, and sometimes B has turned into C, D, and has climbed further up the alphabetical ladder. However, as long as I am a […]

My Parents Taught Me 2B Me

My Pops had a way with words, poetic in style!  My mother had her way with words too, and I learned from both! My style is not poetic, more like my mom’s, but when combined with the flair of my Pops, sometimes I am question as to my why my tone comes across as stern.  […]

Life – Can B like a roller-coaster- OOOPS!

I don’t blog every day, although every day I think about things I want to share.  I know my words are not any more poignant than most, but my words share a story that often touches at least one person to look in the mirror and consider their own life’s challenges and options for the […]

My Mother Would Say – Just Say It!

Today, as well as, the last couple of days have been tough!  It’s tough because the concept of COMMUNICATION has escaped many.  With the use of Facebook, texting, Twitter, and voicemail, too many people believe that communication is just sending a thumb up, a like, or an emoji with no actual response to the conversation […]

I HaVe WiTnEsSeD

#FIGHTMARIEFIGHT For the past couple of weeks, I have witnessed a friend of our family struggling as his mother fights for her life and a warrior of family and friends (and acquaintances) join the bandwagon. I understand Vince’s compassion, love, and heartache and there is no word to offer other than you are not alone […]

I Hope They R Proud

My mom (and my pops) would be proud of me today, but even more proud of the young man I have raised along with my husband, Richard. Not only would they be proud of Alex, but the fact that Alex and his brother Steve have rebuilt what was once a rocky relationship into a solid […]

april fools ~ it’s not a joke

I wish I could say, “April Fools, my mom really didn’t die, she was just recovering from a face-lift!”  However, it would be a bad, sadistic, April Fool’s Day joke to play on anyone.  Instead I could just share my brother Joel’s favorite one: waking up early before the rest of the household, exchanging the […]