Category: What Matters

Love, Sandwich Style

I just sat in on Heather King and Vikki Reich‘s TypeA Conference hands-on session about free writing. Love. It was what I imagine therapy should be; all about raw emotion, Anne Lamott and how to write from the heart.  Before they encouraged us to write, they said something that really resonated with me: start with […]

It Wasn’t Really About the Tea

“Can I taste your tea?” she asked as she pulled away from her after school hug. It’s a novelty, I’m sure, because she’s never seen me with a great big tumbler of anything other than the dark, cloyingly sweet Diet Dr. Pepper that I’ve been drinking like water all these years. It should have been […]

Dear 99.7 The Point…I’m Mooing at You

Dear 99.7 The Point, I’m writing to tell you why you’ve lost me as a listener and a supporter, and why I’ll be telling the companies that advertise with you that I believe they should spend their money elsewhere. Before I get into what has me so riled up, I have to tell you that […]

It’s Father’s Day, Futz

It’s been quite some time since I’ve spent an actual Father’s Day with my dad. Not because I wouldn’t like to, but because the miles that separate us have been significant since I moved away from home to go to college, and logistics always trump wishes. What’s worse, though, is that it’s been far too […]

Around Kansas City: Gieringer’s Orchard and White Tail Run Winery

What’s that old saying? Something about putting the cart before the horse…or maybe it’s the chicken before the egg (or vice versa)? Not sure, but I do know that I more often than not I perpetuate the sentiment. I think, I plan, I worry, I think some more, I plan, I miss the boat….sometimes. Other […]

Same Trailer Different Park

Same trailer, different park. I actually said those words to a friend yesterday during lunch. I wish they were mine; they sound like mine, I think. They're really just a catchy bit of a country song.  I said those words because we were talking about the heavy stuff of life, and–as women tend to do–she […]

A Job Interview, Hormones and Being Only Human

It's been another heavy few days here. But this week it isn't destruction on a national scale that's keeping our attention; it's matters of the heart, the voices in our heads and the idea of being 'just right' for everyone else. I told you. Heavy. My girl came to me in tears on Sunday morning, […]

When Nice Guys Aren’t Good Men

I'm pissed at myself because I can't turn off the TV.  I want to. I want to shut out the events of this week, pretend that it's a world and a lifetime away instead of here.  No, I'm not in Boston. I didn't run in the marathon and I don't think I know anyone who […]

Spring Cleaning of a Different Kind

I'm a slave to my phone. I admit it. I get antsy if I can't check Twitter, Facebook, email, Instagram, whatever. And it's not just a 'check it and forget it' kind of thing; it's a check it, check it, check it, check it kind of thing because God forbid I might miss something in […]

What I Want My Kids to Know About Normal, Love and Choice

One of the reasons I blog is to document who I am, what I believe and why I make the choices I make. I'd like for my series of posts to serve as a way for my children to see me–me at my best, me when I struggle, me when I fail–when they're old enough […]

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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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