Sisters, Skype and Serious Silliness

I've mentioned before that my family relies heavily on technology to stay close. It's a blessing to be able to hop onto Skype and exchange articles, swap pictures and chit chat about our daily lives. It's also a great way for us to find support when we need a safe place to blow off steam or bawl our eyes out. We may be miles apart, but when our video cameras are on, we can all be in the same room. And, when Stevie, Amy and I are all in the same room--in person or virtually--you never know where the conversation may go. Sometimes it'll turn into showing each other pictures of actresses we … [Read more...]

Does your blog have a theme song? Mine does now, courtesy of the Midnight Professional…

You know your family loves you when they write a song for you...and your blog... This weekend I finished my work up early on Saturday and the hubz and I decided we'd unplug on Sunday. Early Sunday morning, the Brocker received a cryptic call from my sister-in-law, Amy, saying there was a gift for me on Facebook. And what I found was this: My brother, aka The Midnight Professional, cooked up this wicked jam on his iPad, and with the help of The Midnight Posse--the rest of my siblings--put it together for one badass song about Mama's Got Flair. His … [Read more...]

Technology: Bringing Us Closer When We’re Farther Apart

Some think that technology is damaging personal communication because people aren't speaking face to face or picking up a phone anymore. Part of me agrees with that, to an extent, but I've found that in the case of my family, my siblings especially, technology has played a big role in helping us grow closer as our lives continue to get crazier, and we can't be together as often as we'd like. When we were younger adults, without families of our own, we were able to get together rather frequently. We'd meet up in the afternoon at Mom and Dad's, have some good grub, pick on each other and play … [Read more...]