What’s With the Name – The Musing Maven?

Well, I’m a:

  • mischievous mom, pulling pranks daily
  • mindfully frugal madam, relishing the value of any good deal
  • maniacal matron, finding humor in the dark realities of life
  • methodical and intentional seeker of blessings, even in the pain of humanity

I couldn’t use the blog name: The Musings of a Mischievous Methodical and Maniacal Mad-Mom…

So, I settled in with The Musing Maven… Maven? You might ask? Well, according to Webster, it’s a person who enjoys sharing information…

This blog is my outlet and my passion. My hope is to share inspirations that are relevant to your life. No matter who you are, or where you reside, there are universal truths that bind us together.  May these truths set our spirits and lives free!


  1. I have nominated YOU and your writing for the VERY INTERESTING BLOG AWARD:

    You can find the IMAGE of the AWARD at this link:

    Thank you for you, Steven a.k.a. “Critical Thinker”* for the “Interesting Blog Award!” It has such beautiful colors and I love the design!

    *Steven, I could NOT find a link that was activated to link us to your blog!

    My 5 nominations are:

    * Judith http://growingyoungereachday.wordpress.com/

    Judith presents wonderful, joyous walks through life! I love her writing!

    * Janni http://whisperbreath.wordpress.com

    Angels are everywhere—thank YOU for posting this blog! Thank you for giving my tired soul comfort!

    * Lovely Woman from Colombia http://pensamientosdevida.wordpress.com

    This is an interesting blog created by this Poet Woman of Colombia! Writing commentaries accompany amazing photographs of a variety of images to wake us from our coma and see how intimate and small our world is and how we do, in deed, affect one another with our life’s choices…and, with her beautiful photos of flowers that there still is much beauty in this world! This blogger also offers us a chance to listen to the wonderful music of Colombia! Lovely blog!

    * Musing Maven http://themusingmaven.com

    Thank you for sharing your life’s experiences in such a happy way! I loved your “Gum Drops and Sprinkles, Please:—so delightfully humorous! and this peace, “When You Love Something, Set It Free”—-very moving and a great tribute to you as a Mom!

    * A Man’s Perspective (could not find his name) http://myothervoices.wordpress.com

    Most unusual blog I have yet to read—-so interesting how this writer speaks through “human, animals, other voices not his own”——–fascinating topics!

    * Luna Ulric-Taylor http://lunasmoondance.wordpress.com

    I had to add this one more…Oh my Goodness! This woman’s writing speaks to my very soul! Her writing is so beautiful and such depth to it! Layers upon layers pealing away my facade! Oh…lovely!



    1. Thank the person who nominated you

    2. List 5 random facts about yourself

    3. Nominate a minimum of 5 blogs for the award

    4. Answer the 5 questions and Ask the nominees 5 questions of your choice

    5. And finally, let them know you have nominated them.

    5 things about me:

    1. I love to laugh.

    2. I think Carlos Santana is a master guitarist

    3. I like to be with people and socialize…but I also need a break and retreat into my cocoon.

    4 . I love Spring and the delicate green of the leaves!

    5. I lived in Kenya, East Africa, for over two years teaching in a rural Harambee School.


    The inquires from Steven and my responses to his questions are:

    1. I don’t like asking people questions……….do you?

    No, I do not like asking people questions—when I was a teacher, I preferred students asking me questions…I better understood how to guide them in their learning.

    2. Would you answer honestly?

    Definitely…if I responded! If I did not want to share my truth with them, I would remain silent and not respond.

    3. Do you know who Opie Taylor is?

    I have no idea! Who is he?

    4. Does GM really mean Government Motors?

    That does seem to be a political question—and it would take ream of WordPress pages to respond to that one! Perhaps it refers to Glorified Manhood?

    5. If you had a horse, what color would it be?

    My color of horse would be a black and white pinto! If someone had a farm, and wanted me to share it with them, and promised me to buy me a black and white pinto, I might even consider marriage! …IF it was to a woman! [smile…]


    My 5 questions to the nominees:

    1. How do you handle transitions in life?

    2. Do you ever want to retreat into your own world?

    3. What is your favorite color and why?

    4. What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?

    5. How do you see us ending the horrible suffering in this world?


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