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 […]

Review Night – Movies & Music

Every once in a while I throw out some random movie reviews and it’s been quite a while since I did one, so…strap in because tonight it’s a twofer.  You get a movie review and a review on a completely awesome band as well.   First, the movie:  The Family Stone.  This is my all time favorite Christmas movie.  Yes, […]

My kids are smart-asses…

My kids are smart-asses.  It’s the truth, I’m not afraid to say it.  In fact, I’m actually pretty proud of it.  Because they aren’t smart-asses like a lot of teenagers are: disrespectful little bastards, spouting off with over-the-top sass to feel like grown ups.  My kids are smart-asses in the best sense of the word:  self-assured, smartly cynical, and only […]