Sunday, January 31, 2010

Igniting a Debate

Not typically my forte - but I forced myself out of my comfort zone and shared my parenting philosophy on the Momaha blog this week. I have caught some heat from the comments already.  Please feel free to share your opinions.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Clown Mia

Wow, this girl is growing FAST!  I am enjoying her so much.  Her beauty, her sense of humor, and her intelligence are already making me worry about the teen years to come;).

She's the clown of the house.  Being the youngest in a big family must be fostering this attitude she has, but it's nothing short of A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.

She's been speaking in full sentences for a month or so now... I just must record some of my favorites before I forget -

"I don't like that Momma"

"Momma, I said I wanna hold you!"

"The guys wanna play Mia?"
(The guys are Skyler, Trendon, Abbie, and Livie)

and then this week ---- a new song:

"Woah Woah Woah your - willy ma - willy ma -willy ma-willy ma-willy....(she likes the Merrily part the best!)

It's entirely too much fun being a Momma.  I feel beyond blessed today!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Girl Scout Cookie Results

My little Livie is all sorts of excited!  She exceeded her cookie goal by over 22 boxes!!  Thanks to all my amazing friends and family that helped that happen:)

We will be busy little bees when those cookies come in -- delivering all over town!!  

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New @

Making friends as an adult shouldn't be so hard....  Read more here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I Heart Twitter

Follow me @tuckersarah or my business @tuckermarketing

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Like I Needed Another Hobby

This week I have been absolutely bitten by the bug.

The bug to create something from nothing.

To craft bags, skirts, dresses, aprons, curtains...

pillows, purses, and hair bows...

Yes, the SEWING bug!!!

Abbie received a sewing machine for Christmas and I have had one collecting dust in the master closet for at least 4 years. With her desire to learn to sew I just had to resolve that I needed to learn!

I've been blessed to meet some mommas who are incredibly talented and are willing to be extraordinarily patient with a girl like me with 0 creative talent! first project:

Don't look too close at the crooked lines - this was my first crack at it.  Now, I hope to make my 4 beautiful girlies and I a coordinating skirt/dress something or other...  I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Be Inspired: MLK JR Day

The kids are home from school in honor of the remarkable Martin Luther King Jr. who helped facilitate change in our world. One of my most memorable college lectures was by Dr. John Ernst in American Studies, my very first semester of college - ever. I searched this morning, to no avail, for the lecture notes since it's been 10 years since that class. So though I can't recall the details, I can recall the inspiration I felt in my heart.

I feel so honored to have such a transformative figure in American history to help teach my children about basic life virtues. 

Violence doesn't solve anything.

Stand up for what you believe in.

Set your goals high and be diligent to work towards them.

A constant and devoted faith in God can enable you to lead a life that makes a difference.

May his legacy inspire us to stand up for what we believe in and be a positive voice for activism in our communities.

Family, Blessings, Haiti

Find my thoughts here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lessons From An Ex-Wife: on Momaha

I am now a month into my new role as a Contributing Writer for and I am loving it! It's a welcome source of expression for me as I can find a much broader audience with the added benefit of being supported by the Omaha World Herald. At this time, there are 11 of us Mommy Bloggers who contribute on our specific day - mine of course is, Sunday! 

My post this week is entitled:  Lessons From An Ex-Wife.  Personal? A little, but from my heart.  Please take a moment to read and share your views (bloggers love nothing more than engaging an audience through comments!!!).  I appreciate your support in this new adventure I am on!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Gift of Sharing

It's Girl Scout cookie time again!! Can I hear a HIP, HIP, HORRAY?

What's even more exciting to me is a new program the Girl Scouts have adopted called, The Gift of Sharing.  This program allows people to purchase cookies to be donated by the troop!  What a great way to give back, even if you aren't interested in cookies for yourself.

Olivia's troop has chosen the Omaha Children's Crisis Center for their charity.  The Children's Crisis Center provides a safe place for kids who are placed in emergency protective care.  If you choose to purchase a box for The Gift of Sharing - that box of cookies will be delivered to the crisis center to be enjoyed by these children going through such a difficult time.

Message me if you'd like Olivia to call and get your cookie order.  If you don't order from her, I encourage you to find a troop participating in this program and give back!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Last night I was laying in bed thinking about the blog...yea, I'm weird.  Anyway, I realized I am way behind on my picture sharing of the kids.  *SORRY Kentucky family!* Here are some pics from Christmas for your enjoyment.... :)

Our attempt of a family shot!  Grandma Carol bought the kids these adorable Christmas outfits---Thank you Grandma!!  The kids LOVE them.  You should have heard Trendon's commentary on the tie -- he is quite dapper I agree:)

What's better than a silly face shot full of people you love?!?!  Meet my parents & brother!  LOVE THEM.  Sis was back in KY, next time I want a silly shot of all 5 of us!!!

Look:  I really, really did it!  Special shout-out one more time to the most supportive husband in the whole world.  Without him, this would have NEVER happened!!

Christmas at Grandpa Clays!!

Hope everyone had a beautiful holiday season!  Ours lasted about 1 month, seriously.  We had some wicked weather in Nebraska which caused Grandma Tucker's christmas to be postponed til New Years. With another storm on it's way today I'd predict we'll have had over 35 inches of snow in 30 days.  I ain't in Kentucky anymore ya'll!! :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy Happy New Year!

It's 2010, baby!!!  What are you resolving to change this year?

My hubby is a pessimist and will NOT draft resolutions.  However, I will forever be the eternal optimist and will always create my little list of hope to do better at's.  I think the reflection is progress in itself!!

There are so many things that I hope this new year will bring to our family and some are too personal to share to the world.  However, this is part of my list (read more on my blog at  --

1.  Read 2 books per week.  I was incredibly inspired during the commencement address at my graduation last month by Dave Anderson, founder of the restaurant chain:  Famous Dave's.  He spoke in detail of the amount of reading he does weekly - newspapers, magazines, and books to keep his mind growing and learn new trends.  For me, I will start with 2 books per week.  For accountability purposes, I plan to post those books here!!  I'd be forever grateful if you took a moment to post your favorite book title in the comments.  I'll need a huge list if I am to read 104 books this year!!!!

2.  Quit Smoking.  This was on my list last year and is continued on over.  This is a hard one because as much as it stinks and is a horrible habit.  I love it. :(  Someone help me!!!!

3.  Find more patience.  I think every mother I have talked to about resolutions has this on their list.  If someone could please create a magic potion more powerful than coffee to help all us mom's of little ones.....they could quickly join the ranks of People's Most Influential!!

4.  Blog more.  It makes me happy.  I love to write and know the best way to improve is to keep on writing.  My goal:  write every single day no matter what.  Some days, my heart will be full of stuff to personal to actually blog about -- but I will write it somewhere!!!

**Don't forget to post those books for me in the comments.