Welcome To My World!

Janice Krako/ June 13, 2017

Today it’s more likely “To Blog or Not to Blog”. There are millions of blogs today online for a very good reason! We all have something to say! Everyone has their own views on the world, facts we know, things we want to learn, things we question. With the explosion of the internet, blogging has become a forum for us to connect with others everywhere. Blogging and the Internet need to remain the free and open exchange of ideas, goals, and information. Blogs and the internet have always been a meeting of minds.  Both are places to learn, be creative and share. If we don’t like the blog we’re reading…. we move on to the next article! The reason why your favorite blogs are your favorites can be explained many ways: Topics that interest you and want to hear more about New content regularly posted which you look forward to reading containing the current information They share their opinion and you get to comment and interact with the other readers You like the format which remains consistent and authentic throughout the years So just who am I, aka “JPKC” and The LadyJStyle? Very glad you asked! I’ve run multiple corporations–at

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Sometimes Mother’s Day is a Bittersweet Day

Janice Krako/ May 14, 2017

Once upon a time….but this is a true story When the private school our son attended didn’t think this young man would be able to succeed  enrolled there in spite of his brilliance, genius IQ but lacking perfect eye sight, having poor fine motor skills, and a brain tumor (discovered at age 5.)…He made the honor roll!  More capable than they assumed.   Proudest parents ever! How ironic…we were called in to a meeting with the High School principal and David’s teachers for the very pleasant occasion of note…David made honor roll. The Principal had been given the task by the school’s Headmaster of terminating David’s attendance for “not being up to the school’s quality levels”.  David was up to the challenges of a rigorous education. A child with IQ of Mensa level in nursery school. The Headmaster had to “eat crow”. David could and did succeed quite well in this tough academic setting as the Honor Roll listing attested to.  What parent doesn’t love to hear teachers telling you not only your son was brilliant, but a good person person? David constantly amazed all who knew him. So….now that the amazing David  was successful in a tough private high school, 

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Rainy days and Tuesdays….

Janice Krako/ November 29, 2016

When I’m trying to catch up on writing actually love the gray skies and sounds of the cars passing by in the rain. Peaceful day today. Tuesdays are usually the days I catch up on food blogs. The post tomorrow will be Paprikás Csirke better known around here as Chicken Paprikash. A lovely stew of chicken, onions and of course paprika.  It’s the kind of dish that when it’s simmering on the stove takes me back to childhood.  Very much a simple to make dinner that’s a real family favorite.   Paprikás Csirke on a bed of egg noodles The rain also will often take me back and have me reflecting on life too. The one thing we never have enough of is time. Every day take the time to appreciate the little things. Yes, even when the kids are driving you bats, arguing and running around the house. You’ll miss that when they’re all grown and on their own! (You will have to take my word on that!) Or, you might want to read this blog Never Forget the Love and the Laughter I wrote earlier this month. One of my favorite things when they were still at home and creating havoc, arguing like

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Time….. Really Our Most Precious Gift

Janice Krako/ December 25, 2013

Does anyone know how much time they have? We are in the heart of the holiday season and nearing the end of 2013.  It’s a perfect time to reflect on our lives, our loves and our futures as we are considering our Resolutions for 2014.   One day a woman’s husband died On that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t “anymore”. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more “just one minute.” Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away. No more tomorrow, no more chances to say  good-bye or say “I love you.” While we have our relationships and life, it’s best we love today, care today, fix it what’s broken today.  Time to heal what’s wrong. All this is true for marriage…..old cars…children with bad report cards, dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. Life and death is important…the rest is just details. Some things we keep — like a

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