Kids, Catfights & Chaos? Why Our Children & Their Spouses Don’t Always See Eye To Eye…

Well, it’s another Mothers Day Weekend and as usual our three adult children can’t agree on anything to do to celebrate with my twin, my nieces or I.  We have bookings Friday & Saturday but Sunday is still unplanned.  Blended Families can often be a “concoction of chaos.”   Since my son married Stephanie Hafele, … [Read more…]

Why Every Family We Help Is Different At Texas Twins Events & The Pawning Planners…

The last 6 years of my life helping the families who came to us has been quite a journey.  Texas Twins Events started it all when I decided to help families with little money to enjoy something they wouldn’t be able to afford.  My goal was to find families who couldn’t find vendors willing to … [Read more…]

Boomerang Kids, Blended Families & Lots Of Laughs- The Pawning Planners…

No one expects their kids to move home after they’ve moved out but some parents have a few “birds” that have never left the nest.  My twin sister, Cindy Daniel continues to wonder what an empty nest would feel like with three generations of her family under one roof.  Prior to marrying Steve, Cindy went … [Read more…]

Raising Grandchildren and Caring For Aging Parents Isn’t Easy But You Can Do This…

Today I took my father for vascular surgery, he needed two more stints.  My father is High Mileage and has had a quadruple bypass along with another stint prior to today’s two.  Heart problems and diabetes run in our family so my twin and I are cautious with low fat diets and sugar in order to … [Read more…]

Texas Twins Events Team Family Fun Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo…

Every year Fort Worth draws record crowds at the Will Rogers Colliseum for a month long event for the Stock Show and every year my Texas Twins Events Team hit the midway for delicious Fletcher’s corn dogs and fun!   Makenna Marie Mahaney, one of our Little Pawners struggles with asthma and allergies and was unable … [Read more…]

Friends of the Friendless?  The Pawning Planners Philosophy…

When I’m asked if I will help anyone- the answer is if it’s within my power and travel distance- yes!  The families who come to me for help often have nowhere else to turn.  My twin sister and I answer a lot of questions when folks wonder why we do what we do to help … [Read more…]

House Hopping For The Holidays, Travels of my  Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners Team…

Every year my son and his wife “make the rounds” during the holidays.  Divorced parents each want their children at their home but the strain on the children from inlaws and outlaws can make the holidays stressful on the children well into adulthood.   Yesterday, I met my cousin, Cynthia Dickson at Walmart to buy … [Read more…]

A  Baby Shower For “Latest Little Pawner” Madyson Blais…Wendy Wortham & Cindy Daniel 

Barely more than a week old, Madyson was born earlier than the shower date that I had previously planned for my niece Leigh Ann Blais.  Since Leigh Ann’s “Sailor” is home on family leave until November 12, Cindy and I have tossed around a few ideas that have been “nixed” by my niece because they … [Read more…]

“It’s a Family Affair” Party Planning For Little Pawner Madyson Blais…

Occasionally, my entire family “jump in with their ideas” on an event.  Although this “bossy” twin makes the rules around here, I do occasionally “bow down” to the coin toss which has been used as long as I can remember when the “vote” is at a standstill.  Everyone is excited about our latest blessing with … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham- Baby Showers, Blessings and a Family of Twins…Texas Twins Events Team 

  Yesterday evening as I waited for news of my niece to deliver her baby girl, Madyson Elizabeth Blais with my twin sister, Cindy Daniel, son and his wife Robert and Stephanie Hafele, Stephaney Mahaney with her twins Maryssa and Makenna Mahaney, friend Tammi Jane Leggett along with Leigh Ann’s husband Alex Blais.    It became … [Read more…]