While raising children, Denise Meagher, a returning area native, became a published freelance writer, voice over talent and enthusiastic community theatre participant. She loves reading, writing, traveling, time with friends and most of her family and empty-nesting with husband, Ted.
What does the word father conjure up in your mind? In mine, there are three distinct father experiences and too many words to define them here. Two of my fathers were a combination of things both good and the not-so-good. Only the third is perfect.
Nearly six months ago my empty-nesting husband, Ted, and I were catapulted into familiar but difficult roles. The feature? Parenthood, Take 2. The reason? Our son's deployment.
I don't know about you, but there's nothing like the word - CONTEST - to get my competitive juices flowing, the reason I don't gamble! I'm a sucker for them. So, how about you? Think you have what it takes to compete in the kitchen? Enter our cooking contest and see if you can handle the heat.
With my own children having been out of high school for nearly a decade and myself obviously longer, I don't know if prom is such a big deal anymore; however, 'back in the day' the words, "Will you go to prom with me?" were the words nearly every girl dreamed about, obsessed over and longed to hear via the boy she had a crush on. With the school gymnasium or commons transformed into a magical place, it was as if for one night, the princesses in all the fairy tales were alive and they were you. And of course the boy who asked you was Prince Charming - well, sometimes.