Category: What Matters

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 […]

The Identity Crisis of Downward Dog

     Today is my first time linking up with Shell for PYHO (Pour Your Heart Out). I loved Erin's post, which inspired me to sit down and blog on a day that I really didn't feel like     doing much of anything at all. I went back to yoga this week. Mind you […]

Cupcake Frosting, Tighty Whities and the Lessons In Between

I’ve spent the weekend cleaning closets. Purging. Organizing. In the literal sense of course, but probably in the figurative sense as well. My ex husband used to joke that he knew when something was bothering me, because he’d come home to rooms rearranged or the overpowering smell of bleach and Lysol. But this weekend’s work […]

The Curse of Someday

Someday I'm going to…. That's one of those words that I have a beef with. Someday. You know the words I'm talking about; the ones that push off what we want now to some magical, undefined time in the future when we'll be more or less something…richer, older, thinner, happier, less busy, more energetic…whatever. The […]

Our First Family 5K–the Jared Coones Pumpkin Run 2012

It doesn’t matter how long it’s been. I still cry. I’m thinking of my cousin, Curtis, who died when we were in the fourth grade. I’ve talked about him before, and losing him to leukemia. It’s amazing to me that the tears can still flow so easily, even after thirty years. But they do. He […]

Sometimes My Catholic Roots Don’t Show

Well isn’t this a kick in the pants. I decided that I’d try Mama Kat’s writing prompt this week, and loved the Instagram option: “Open Instagram (if you have an account) and scroll down to the 4th photo shared by a friend. Share the photo, link to the person who posted it, and let it […]

Missing my first ‘first’

So I was moping last night. Not because anything was wrong, but because Adam was asked to a dance—his first—and attended Homecoming with a girl named Trisha. He said it was no big deal, that they were going as a group and that it wasn’t really a date. Whether or not I buy that is […]

Girl Talk, Boy Bands and Gelato Lust

I’ve often wondered where I got my wanderlust. I don’t know my mother well enough to know if it came from her, but I’m pretty certain it didn’t come from dad. I look at my sisters and marvel at how we’re all so different, even though we were raised by the same people (for the […]

What She Taught Me

Tackling a Mama Kat writing prompt today; one that is heavy on my heart and so fresh, even after almost 42 years, that it brings tears and a funky outlook on life. It's no secret to anyone who knows me or who reads my blog that Mother's Day is tough for me. As  mom, it's […]

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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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