Karie Herring

I grieve

Sweat was hiding the tears as they trickled down my flushed cheeks. Most tears these days have been shed in silence, in hiding. Now I stand in the middle of a busy gym on the outskirts of Orlando. The smell of wet iron, the hint of copper, humbled by my current experience of feeling weak [...]

The New Mom Smell

This month one of my dearest friends had her very first child. I could not be more elated for her and her fiance. I could not be more ecstatic that she has been reaching out to me for advice as she maneuvers the road of motherhood. In all of our talks what I have found [...]

Emotional Investments

I began this post a year ago to the day. The genesis came from a call to my brother after visiting my Dad; at that moment my brother was on my mind and I wanted to say hello to him. I felt in my heart to reach out to my brother based on a chapter [...]

Meal Gift Baskets

Meals in a Gift Basket When a special occasion arises, whether it is a birthday, wedding anniversary, holiday, congratulations, thank yous to customers or employees, or a sad occasion such as needing a sympathy or get well gift, unique and memorable ideas of what to send can include beautifully designed meal gift baskets accompanied by [...]

GourmetGiftBaskets.com & KingOfPop.com Holidays bring on many stresses. Shopping and the gift giving process is often one of the many stressors. Giving for family, friends and co-workers can be tenuous with finding the perfect gift. Take the stress out of shopping this holiday season and give the perfect gift for anyone from GourmetGiftBaskets.com and or [...]

So a few weeks ago my best friend introduced me to eyelash extensions. Hesitant at first, and thinking these would ruin my eyes down the road, I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing this one beauty investment has been in my life. Beauty, makeup and fashion are so beyond me. The extent of my beauty, [...]

Mathnasium of Gilbert

Understanding the Mathnasium Method There’s no shortage of learning methods available to children. This is great since all children learn in different ways. However, one learning method that has proven to be the most effective is Mathnasium. For a number of years, this learning method has changed the way that kids appreciate and understand math. [...]

Manners – The Greek Language

This past weekend my G celebrated his 13th birthday. I am still in denial that my baby faced boy is slowly becoming a man-child. With his celebration came his ideas to celebrate, he handled the planning while The Chad and I executed on his behalf. So we rallied the food, the cake, the custom invitations [...]

Enough is Enough

For the last ten months of my life I have been completely disheveled: mentally, emotionally, and most days, quite literally, physically. A choice of my own making as I went on a personal overhaul of my health, physical appearance, mental capacity, and spiritual cognizance. Late last year I made an extreme decision to take ownership [...]

Where Does the Time Go

For the last few weeks finding time to write has been such a struggle. I have been on a tremendous journey since the first of January when I made a life changing decision about my health. My decision was not light and one that has been taxing into my personal time and has really challenged [...]

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