Category: Challenges

It’s the Same, Except It’s Not

At first glance it seems the same.  Pretty much. About this time last year I was thinking too much about Mother's Day. Getting wrapped up in school events and dreading the thought of the pull between restless kids and working at home during summer break and  juggling deadlines and profiles and not making time to […]

Tonight Was Good

Good isn't a word I've used often this week.  I've been too wrapped up in the events of the world, the pain and the fear and the heartbreak that's been happening around my little bubble in the beige. I've also been nursing my own wounds, being a girl over a boy and stressing out about […]

Everywhere and Nowhere

Everywhere and nowhere. My favorite place to be. Everywhere bridges old and new Comfort and excitement Memory and wanderlust. Dad's home in the quiet My own place in the beige Any corner booth my kids dive into Every conversation with a friend. Nowhere lingers in the corners Always there. Always waiting. Painfully patient. Strongest when […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Double Digits, Yo

"I'm so double digits, yo." Not the words I expected to hear as we pulled overgrown henbit from our paltry excuse for a flower bed. "You're not yet, technically." I said. "Oh, but I am. In my heart. Because it's only a few months. You just probably forgot because you've been double digits for a […]

Figuring Out How I Like My Eggs

I can safely say I never thought I'd blog about eggs. Life is funny, though, and by funny I mean more than just laughter inducing. I mean confusing, infuriating, frustrating, ironic, intimidating, exhausting and–yes–sometimes just funny.  This past month has been particularly funny. So funny that I've questioned and doubted and hemmed and hawed even […]

April 2013 One Little Word Bloghop

March…I don't even know where to begin. I went back and revisited Marches of years past; seems to traditionally be a month of either tough transition or travel for me. This year it was both. Personally and professionally it was HUGE; so huge, in fact, I don't think I've wrapped my head around all of […]

No Matter Where I Go, Here I Am

No matter where I go, here I am. To say that walking into the Gaylord Resort in Grapevine, Texas, today brought back memories is like saying Elvis was fond of his blue suede shoes. It was in 2004 when I first set foot in that monstrous hotel in Grapevine. A lifetime ago, really, when I […]

Great Expectations

Ugh. Expectations. The shoulds of life. You know what I'm talking about; I should be nicer, I should be richer, I should have a bigger house, this should be easy, this should make me happy, blah, blah, blah. This is the stuff that Catholics are made of, right? Throw in first born and damn; expectation […]

Six Things I Didn’t Learn in High School

Mama Kat always has the best prompts. Even on weeks when I don't get anything posted, they always make me think about things in a different way. This week it's what I didn't learn in high school. She specifies six, so I'll play by the rules. The list could be longer, no doubt. And it's […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: 24 Hours

What would I do if I only had 24 hours left? 24 hours. I can't help but think there's a right answer here even though I know there 'shouldn't' be. I can't help but think of all the things I haven't yet done; the trips to exotic, romantic, exciting places like Paris and Rome and […]

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I am a freelance writer, ghost author, editor and content strategist. I am a mother to three extraordinarily ordinary kids, the daughter of a genuinely good man, and an aspiring yogi, creative non-fiction and memoir addict, wanna-be world traveler, and work in progress. This is my personal blog.
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