Quilting

I used to quilt.  A lot.  There was a time when just about everyone that we knew that was having a baby got a handmade baby quilt from me; I was happily busy making little bits of warmth for people.  In fact, two of my most treasured possessions are the quilt registry books I have with fabric samples and pictures […]

Post-Work Validation

Sitting here at my desk in my home office, 10 days after my last day at work…I’ve had quite a bit of time to contemplate my decision these last few days but today is when it struck home for me that this is where I need to be. Had I not quit, I’d be on the other side of the […]

Having It All

There’s always been a lot of talk about whether or not women can ‘have it all’.  Working moms, stay-at-home moms, dual role moms, single moms…we keep trying to have it all and being told that we need to figure out how to be all things, do all things, at all times.  But what does that really mean?  And will we […]

Why Blog – Revisited Again

I wrote this several years ago and I have yet to come up with a better descriptor of why I feel the need to write about my life and my family.  In the near absence of blogging over the last two years, these stories have become even more important to me.   Why do so many people write blogs these […]

More Than Warriors

I have three amazing kids.  No, really.  I know a lot of people like to tell you how great their kids are but usually they are just shining you on to make themselves look better as parents.  Harsh, but true.  *Bluntly honest disclaimer:  I know I’m a flawed parent and I’m not afraid to admit it…   …so I’m not looking for […]

Now vs. Then

Wow…it’s been about 7 months since the last time I wrote anything.  Not just on here but creative writing in general.  And so very much has occurred over those last 7 months that I don’t even know where to start.  I’m vapor-locked by the sheer tonnage of ‘stuff’ that’s happened over the course of my writing break and I can’t […]

Here’s the plan…

Ah, writing, how I’ve missed you.  Not having a creative outlet has kind of been draining for me these these last few months and yet I haven’t had any energy to use my creative outlet…it’s like a vicious, literary death spiral. But now, things are hopefully settling in a bit in my work life, which translates to my at-homelife, and […]

Plane Rides Are Fun.

So…it’s been over 4 months since I posted on here.  Don’t even have the energy to recount all the things that have gone on during that time, so I’m not going to try.  Sorry, I know you were just dying to know…   But here’s something cool that happened recently:  I flew in a plane.  Yeah, I know, right???  Crazy […]