Category: Life

Eternally Grateful

I ran out of steam after profile number thirteen today, which posed quite a problem for my NaBloPoMo commitment. My dilemma is this: what do I write, when my mojo is buried under profiles for the likes of a thirty-something gamer looking for a girlfriend who shares his love of gory video games and “getting […]


I am ridiculously lucky. You wouldn’t know it to hear me bitch. I bitch about my kids not picking up after themselves. I bitch about needing new tires, and that I have precious little money to pay for said tires. I bitch that my toes are cold, and I bitch that I’m alone on nights […]

Dirty Fingers

Once upon a time, I made things. I got my fingers inky and painty, I swirled colors onto pages and canvas and cardboard and I stamped, glued, sanded and tore papers until they felt like home. I stuffed the results in binders and drawers, some with pictures and some without. Then I stopped. My energy […]

Opting Out

My middle guy and I are battling these days. Different days bring different struggles, but Sundays are always the same. It’s his year to be confirmed, and he couldn’t be more disinterested. It’s stupid, he says. There’s nothing to learn, he says, because religion doesn’t matter. And I catch my breath and bite my tongue, […]

Natalie Merchant Ate My Blog Post

Natalie Merchant ate my blog post. Okay, okay. Not really. But kind of. See, this is what happened: I’d planned on being a good little blogger, and had resigned myself to a Saturday night spent with my editorial calendar. I imaged there might be wine, and Gilmore Girls looping on Netflix, just for added fun. […]

Ghost Stories

It’s 11:29 p.m. and I’m supposed to have a post up by 11:59 p.m., so as not to break my NaBloPoMo chain. I’ve tossed a few ideas around in my mind, but nothing has really stuck today. Because today has been overwhelming. Not in reality, really, and not even in action. Just in the thoughts […]

Tripping Down Memory Lane

It’s been quite some time since I’ve linked up with a writing prompt from Mama’s Losin’ It. But boy, am I thankful for her list today. Otherwise, I’d break my NaBloPoMo streak and not blog, because, well, I couldn’t think of anything to write. But then I looked at her list. And I felt old, […]

Longing for October

I miss October. My October was a month of travel: Chicago, then Austin. It was filled with friends I don’t get to see often, the gorgeous Chicago skyline, the energy of both cities, fantastic food, amazing music, and days with nothing to do other than sit back and listen. November, though, is all business. Budgets. […]

Blade First

Today, the ax came at me blade first. So instead of trying to find words when I know I have none, I’m sharing Amy’s. Hers is one of the Listen To Your Mother: Kansas City videos that I most identified with, and I’ve been hearing it in my head all day. Even though my kids […]

Doing What I Can

I got stickers today. I got one at the polls, where I cast my vote for those I want to hold public office, even though I wonder if that vote really matters. Yes, I understand that every vote matters. In theory. I still question whether or not my vote matters in reality. I’ve voted every […]

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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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