Be Grateful, Unplug, Do Good. Repeat.

Consider the following scenario. I’m wondering if this happens to you too. There you are just going about your day…finally putting away the laundry that’s been sitting in baskets on the floor for a week, tossing kid clutter into “organized” piles, trying to conjure up a plausible reason for your husband to pick up dinner […]

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How to Silence Your Inner Mean Girl

I have an inner mean girl and she’s pretty vicious. Ruthless, even. I’m betting you probably have one too. You know who I’m talking about. She’s that bitch in your head who tells you how much you suck any time you’re feeling good about something in your life. Sound familiar? Would you possibly be interested […]

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Book Review: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean Avon Books, 2018 It’s Anti-Hero week on Romancetagram which is perfect timing for me as I recently finished Sarah MacLean’s latest, Wicked and the Wallflower. But before I say anything else please allow me to beg your forgiveness for the beating this GORGEOUS paperback has already taken living […]

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Three Reasons Comparing Yourself to Others is Totally Ridiculous

Don’t lie. You know you do it. We all do it. One way or another, we all measure our “okay-ness” by comparing ourselves against other people. It’s human nature. And, lucky us, we all just so happen to live in a time when it’s never been easier to know every detail about every person we’ve […]

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Liebster Award Nomination

One of the reasons I have always enjoyed blogging is the opportunity to make connections with other inspiring writers and bloggers. I can’t tell you how surprised and excited I was when one of the fantastic people I’ve met nominated me for a blogging award! The Liebster Award is an online blogging award given to […]

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100 Years

You know, all I really wanted to write about this week was the fact that I got  super cute haircut. But I can’t do that. Instead, I think I need to tell you a story. I hesitate because it’s not necessarily my story to tell. But it is my children’s. And I am their voice […]

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Book Review: Party Girl by Rachel Hollis

Party Girl by Rachel Hollis Lake Union Publishing, 2014   Ever since I finished Girl, Wash Your Face last month (which rocked my ass off, btw) I have been dying to make time to read Party Girl. And I wasn’t disappointed. Landon Brinkey is a small-town Texas girl working like a maniac to make a name […]

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Five Reasons to Embrace an Unplanned Age Gap Between Your Kids

Secondary infertility sucks. It sucks for a lot of reasons but among the suckiest is that it’s not just about you having a baby. It’s also about your child having a sibling. The years just keep passing and not only are you getting older but so is your existing child. For a long time it ate me […]

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Momming After Infertility: It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

Is there anything in the world more frustrating than having your plans thwarted at pretty much every turn? This was my day today. Thwart, thwart, thwart. Nothing but unadulterated thwartage. If this day had a name it would be Thwart McThwartson. This happens a lot when you are a mom. I really wanted to get […]

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The World Needs That You

What if she was right all along? She being me, that is. The first me. The real me. The skinny little girl on the swing with sun-streaked hair.  She believed with all her heart that life was pure possibility and that she was a part of it. She was a sweet, open-hearted little thing and […]

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