Appraisal Appointments, Funerals & Fundraisers..

Appraisal Appointments, Funerals & Fundraisers..

My morning kicked off with a flurry of emails regarding the loss of my aunt who was also a twin.  June Sullens was a fireball of fun with a quick laugh and love of life and I’m not sure how her twin Jean will ever recover from the loss of her sister. Just a few … [Read more…]

How Do You “Keep The Peace” With Inlaws and Outlaws?

How Do You "Keep The Peace" With Inlaws and Outlaws?

Most mothers think they are gaining a daughter when their son marry they are gaining a daughter, I did too.  I’ve often said that my sons wedding was the most stressful event I’ve ever had for a very good reason- it was!  For the past five years I’ve done everything under the sun to get … [Read more…]

Travels Of The Twins- The Pawning Planners Pack Their Bags For California…

Travels Of The Twins- The Pawning Planners Pack Their Bags For California...

Flying to my second favorite state, California, with Cindy to meet my niece Leigh Ann Blais with our Latest Little Pawner, Madyson, Cindy and I arrived early at DFW to ensure we had time to check our bags and not have to run through the airport (it has happened more times than I can count).  … [Read more…]

Public Speaking- Why Reading Your Own Vows Can Be Stressful For Couples…

Public Speaking- Why Reading Your Own Vows Can Be Stressful For Couples...

I always encourage my clients to add an additional element to ceremonies in order to make their wedding special.  On a few occasions we’ve encountered a few stage fright issues once the Bride and Groom realized a crowded room of their family and friends were watching.  “Chilling out” isn’t as easy as it sounds when … [Read more…]

Why Adopting A Pet Can Be A Long Term Committment…

Why Adopting A Pet Can Be A Long Term Committment...

Every year our Little Pawners, Maryssa and Makenna Mahaney beg for a pet on their birthday and at Christmas.  My twin sister, Cindy Daniel “comes up with all the reasons she refuses to get one” everytime this issue pops up. Last night Makenna wrote a three page letter to my sister and I detailing why … [Read more…]

Scams & Con Artists?  You Bet And Why You Need A Contract To Protect Your Business & Reputation…

Scams & Con Artists?  You Bet And Why You Need A Contract To Protect Your Business & Reputation...

Last week I reviewed a text message requesting an anniversary party.  This isn’t unusual so I quickly asked for the date, number of people, and further information prior to committing myself. The person contacting me requested a venue, flowers for the party, catering and a team to set up and clean up after the event … [Read more…]

Hospitals & Hilarity?  Meet My Family Who Enjoy Complaining About Anything & Everything…

Hospitals & Hilarity?  Meet My Family Who Enjoy Complaining About Anything & Everything...

This morning was crazy with trying to get these two sets of twins out of our home aka WorthamWorld in order to pick up my dad and get him to Harris Hospital in time for his surgery.  My dad is high mileage and has elected to have a fairly risky surgery- Anterior Cervical Fusion.  While … [Read more…]

Interview At NOH8 Campaign With The Pawning Planners March 2015 Dallas CW33 NewsFix

Interview At NOH8 Campaign With The Pawning Planners March 2015 Dallas CW33 NewsFix

A lot of things have changed this past year with one of them being the legalization of same sex marriage in Texas.  Gone are the days of driving to Oklahoma with my Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners Team.  When my twin sister and I along with our Little Pawners were pulled aside for this interview, many … [Read more…]

Understanding Complicated Grief Syndrome, Hoarding & The Death Of A Loved One…

Understanding Complicated Grief Syndrome, Hoarding & The Death Of A Loved One...

In psychiatry, complicated grief disorder (CGD) is a proposed disorder for those who are significantly and functionally impaired by prolonged grief symptoms for at least one month after six months of bereavement.  It is distinguished from non impairing grief and other disorders. Understanding the symptoms of complicated grief isn’t easy but, there are signs:  Persistent … [Read more…]

Creating Memories On Memorial Weekend- The Little Pawners Keep Me Busy Ya All…

Creating Memories On Memorial Weekend- The Little Pawners Keep Me Busy Ya All...

 I always leave my schedule open for holiday weekends and this weekend was no exception.  I’ve got a fairly busy week next weekend and decided to find some fun entertainment for the twins.  Maryssa and Makenna love sleepovers at my home aka WorthamWorld.  Our previous home had a pool and grill where every holiday (even … [Read more…]