Category: Challenges

$500 Worth of Bliss

Oh, the things I could do….with $500. Mama Kat's prompt this week is such an easy one for me. Imagining her Barbie-singing self handing me five crisp, cool $100 bills was a lovely little daydream. Naturally the list of what I could/would/want to do with it is long. Verrrrrrry long. But my #1 choice, right […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: What I Don’t Understand

I don't understand why I fight myself to stay up so late when I'm so tired all day long.  I don't understand why people eat at Applebee's and Chili's and other places that have the same. damn. thing. all. the. time. when there are so many other choices out there. I don't understand why what […]


I dig smart people. Throw in a good amount of passion and the desire to coax out the good in others and, well, I get just a little bit of a crush. And I've been crushin' on Erin for awhile now. We didn't actually 'meet' at Bloggy Boot Camp in St. Louis, but we connected […]

March 2013 One Little Word Bloghop

One Little Word bloghop time. Feet to the fire time.  This month was all about vision. I liked this prompt because I've always thought about doing a vision board but never have. The idea of taking some time to think about images and words that resonate with me is right up my alley, but the […]

Adam Levine and the Art of Dancing Alone

There's a line in the movie "It's Complicated" that I think about often. It's on Jane and Adam's first date, as they're in the car after the party they've attended at Jane's daughter's house. For the first time since they became parents they smoked pot, danced, acted like fools and had a rockin' good time. […]

A Girl, Her Bike and Those Cherry Red Cheeks

It's her cheeks I first see. Cherry red in perfect circles, like beacons that beg for attention. She goes back and forth Up and down Foot on foot off. Determined. Happy. Oblivious. She's been avoiding this bike for years. Scared. Unsure. Bruised. It's bested her one too many times, so she was happier with it […]

February 2013 One Little Word Bloghop

Wanna know the truth? I signed up for this blog hop more than a month ago. And now, at 11:15 at night (just a few hours before the hop goes live), after a five hours at the funeral home, a wake and too much wine;  followed by the requisite amount of laughter, sharing stories and […]

The Peanut Butter Finger…Memories of Second Grade

My second grade teacher. I loved her. Second grade was the only year I spent in Catholic elementary school. I’m still not sure why; maybe it’s because it’s the year I made my First Communion. Maybe there was some weird thing with my mom that she sent me there. Don’t know. The rest of my […]

Final OLW Blog Hop of 2012

I'm multi-tasking today. I've loved reflecting on my year with the help of #reverb12, and the December 29 prompt from Kat just happened to coincide with my One Little Word plans. Big love to Kat and Meredith for the prompts; even when I didn't write anything, I thought. And that's a good thing. So here […]

Giving, Receiving and the In Between

  I’m a terrible shopper. I get all excited to go browse favorite stores, usually don’t have much of a problem finding a few things I’d like to buy, but almost always end up talking myself out of buying anything at all. Usually it’s because I already have something at home that works perfectly well, […]

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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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