Author Archives: Not That Big a Deal

About Not That Big a Deal

Roxanne has a gift for writing and making people laugh. She enjoys sharing both with as many as she can.

Is He or Isn’t He? Only His DNA Knows for Sure…

As you probably already know, when I turned 55 my husband gave me an Ancestry DNA kit for my birthday. When I told him he should do one he refused saying, “I’m 100% Chinese. Why should I pay money for … Continue reading

Posted in Children, China, Chinese roots, Christians, Christmas, Cultural Differences, DNA, Ethnicity, Facebook, Family, Friends, Heaven, Humor, Life, Love, Pride, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Other Sister

I think every family has that one child who is ‘different’ from the others. I believe this is, to some degree, determined by a little something I like to refer to as, ‘The Mommy’s Curse.” You know the one. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Anniversary, Childhood, Differences, DNA, Family, Florida, Getting Old, Growing Up, Home, Humor, Life, Love, Memories, Moms, New Jersey, Siblings, Uncategorized, Women, Words | 2 Comments

Sometimes 60 Is Not The New 40…

…sometimes it needs to be recognized for what it is…a long time. Later this year, when I turn 60, I’m sure I’ll think differently. But not today. Today 60 is a big number. Today my parents celebrate 60 years of … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Anniversary, Attitude, Childhood, Christians, Church, Courage, Cultural Differences, Faith, Family, Growing Up, Home, Humor, Irish Roots, Italian Roots, Italians, Life, Love, Marriage, Memories, New Jersey, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Change is Here to Stay

One thing we can always count on, besides death and taxes, is change. Change is a constant (how’s that for an oxymoron?) in all of our lives; and in most of our minds, most of the time, “change” is negative. … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Change, Christians, Death, Erma Bombeck, Eternity, Faith, Family, God, Humor, Life, New Beginnings, New Years, Students, Teaching, The Human Spirit, Tragedy and Triumph, Uncategorized, Writer's Workshops | 2 Comments

Alzheimers or They Shall Not Grow Old?

“Mom, what are you doing on Thursday, December 27th, at 1:00?” a question from my son and the beginning of the mystery that would become one of my Christmas presents this year…

Posted in Christmas, Getting Old, History, Humor, Life, Peter Jackson, Uncategorized, World War I | Leave a comment

For Just Two Days of Christmas Four Grandsons Come to Me…

Disney may be the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’, but Christmas would have to be the ‘Happiest Day on Earth’.  A busy time for families, we are often having to stop ourselves to remember not just what, but Who we are … Continue reading

Posted in Babysitting, Child care, Childhood, Children, Christians, Christmas, Family, Humor, Life, Memories, Uncategorized, UPS Store | Leave a comment

“What About the Italians?”

Last week when I shared my blog with my parents about the Asian side of our family, I received a slight admonishment from my Dad, “What about the Italians?”

Posted in Aging, America, Americans, Childhood, Children, Church, Courage, diversity, Ethnicity, Family, Growing Up, Home, Humor, Italian Roots, Italians, Life, Memories, New Jersey, The Human Spirit, Uncategorized | Leave a comment