Commentary: Bad vacation attitudes won't last forever
In these photos, everyone else in the family is smiling as if this were their favorite vacation of all times, but I am huffing with my arms crossed and a literal frown on my face.
Danielle Cater: I’ll never live down running out of gas
Have you ever had one of those days where you are functioning on four hours of sleep, and yet you still have to get up at 5:45 a.m. to get the family to church by 7 a.m. on the other side of town? After church you run home to get ready for your 6-year-old’s birthday party and then head straight back to church to help with the services until after 9 p.m.? That just might be a good description of our Sunday afternoon. Whoever said “easy like Sunday morning” obviously didn’t have kids and probably didn’t go to church.
Danielle Cater: Most people aren’t politically correct
I probably work in the wrong profession to hate political correctness, but I do. I can’t stand it when I feel as if I need to walk on eggshells all the time to keep from hurting people’s feelings. I don’t try to be excessively offensive, but people are so easily offended these days, it’s almost impossible not to tick someone off by everything that you say or do.
Danielle Cater: Lessons, fun times make retreats enjoyable
I did something recently that is apparently out of the ordinary for most people. I went to a marriage conference while I was not in the midst of marital problems.
Letter to the editor: Thanks to Gardendale citizens for hospitality
We, along with many other travelers, spent the next two days and nights in your splendid center. We are of the opinion that we couldn’t have been stranded in a better place.
Danielle Cater: Be sure to give your kids what they need
Once the snow melted this week, life went back to normal and we all found ourselves busy with our regular day-to-day activities, and trying to catch up on everything we had put on the back burner during the snow days.
Our household had a busy weekend, and among the events of the weekend, we celebrated our second birthday in three weeks. That’s right, our perfectly-blended family has given us two daughters who celebrate birthdays within three weeks of each other.
Danielle Cater: Find excitement in the boring days
Many people got to take a vacation day this past Monday for MLK Day. What this day stands for is a great cause and an issue that should be addressed, but for many people, it was just another holiday.
Our office is like most other offices, so we were open to the public Monday. But since schools and daycares were closed, I got the privilege of staying home with the four best daughters in the world. We started off the day with the attitude of fun.
Danielle Cater: One year down, rest of my life to go
Dec. 29, 2013 has come and gone, and for many people it held no lasting significance. But for me, it marked the first anniversary of marriage to my amazing husband.
Danielle Cater: Feeling empty this Christmas? Remember the Child
This is it! The big day! This is the day that everyone looks forward to for the whole year! The biggest holiday of the year! The happiest days of your life — how’s it turning out for you so far?
If you feel like something is missing, then it very well may be.
If Christmas just doesn’t meet up to your pre-set ideas and standards, perhaps you are missing the point.
Danielle Cater: Presents, food, family important at Christmas
Have you done all of your shopping? Have you hung all of your stockings? Have you trimmed your tree? Have you checked all of your lists... twice? You’re quickly running out of time to mark off the important things for this festive season and if you don’t watch out, this year it will pass right by you.
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