I'm a hard working mom of 4 who LOVES to praise the Lord! My favorite things to do are spending time with my family and loved ones, cooking, baking, and of course... eating. I also enjoy a great conversation and meeting new and interesting people. I have an open mind, but I guard my heart. My philosophy is love and be thankful!
Shan has written 14 posts for Not So Dull After All

Love… Pay It Forward

Last night I watched the movie Pay It Forward. I had heard of the movie and had even seen some scenes from it before. But I’d never actually sat down and watched the movie in its entirety. After getting the kids fed, bathed, and into bed at a decent time, I turned on my television … Continue reading

My Savior Knows Me

God is so faithful. Today I was wearing my smile and optimism; refusing to have a rough day. And as I thought of all the things that I couldn’t put into words and that no one could truly understand fully… I said to The Lord, “I trust You God. I am going to trust You. … Continue reading

Keeping Love Alive

I love this piece on the 15 minute kiss… What a wonderful idea! Enjoy! The 15 Minute Kiss

No Peace

So, here I sit in a peaceful silence. Well, silent except for the sound of my fingers on the keys. It’s a rare moment of solitude… something that comes far too infrequently in the life of single motherhood. Just me and my thoughts. No child wanting to brush my hair, pull on my arm (or … Continue reading


This past Holiday season (2011) was such a blessing.  Although my mom, dad, sister, and neice were unable to be here in Maryland with me; I was blessed to have my brother-in-law and his family come in from Florida.  Big families are such a blessing.  I’m sure that my kids find time to overlook the … Continue reading


So… have you ever had one of those seriously mortified-by-yourself moments???  Well, I definitely am experiencing that at this particular moment.  I was just thinking how long it’s been since I’ve actually posted on here.  Sometimes, I drop in and I type something and then I decide not to post it.  So, it’s been over … Continue reading


WARNING… the following is purely honest and comes from a deep part of me.  The text to follow is actually my truthful reply in a letter that I wrote to a friend who, genuinely concerned, asked me how I was doing.  When people ask me how I am, how I’m feeling, how I’m coping… I always … Continue reading


I cannot believe that another year has past by!  It seems as though the older I get, the faster the years whiz by.  Maybe it’s in part to having kids.  With kids all things are exciting and fast paced… at least that’s true for my household.  2010 has been filled with laughter and tears, ups and … Continue reading

The Question of the Claus

It’s that time of the year again… Christmas time!  And once again my mind is plagued with the question that only arose in recent years of my life.  That only became a very real issue since my children became of questioning age.  Santa Claus? My husband and I decided, quite agreeably, to not encourage the … Continue reading

Shabbat Shuva

Disclaimer:  Many of you will not understand this completely because it is absolutey the ramblings of my mind and not meant to be understood by anyone else particularly… but I do encourage you to read 🙂 Never did I imagine that Abba would hold me so dear to His heart.  The promises of the Lord … Continue reading