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Numbers Yet Uncounted

A cake smash with the first.  Blue icing covers your smiling face. One for each passing year. More milestones. Daycare. Graduation. College. Career. Marriage. Your children light them, cracking fire truck jokes. Until one day…your number is up.  Then, no more. Image Credit:  Dynamite Imagery / freedigitalphotos.net Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click Read More

40 Pieces of Advice for My Children on the Eve of My Fortieth Birthday

40 Pieces of Advice for My Children on the Eve of My Fortieth Birthday

I’m turning forty this week. I’ve decided that I’d like to give my children forty pieces of advice that I’ve absorbed in the past 14,610 days (thank you WolframAlpha). Come over to Sammiches and Psych Meds to see my advice. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin

What I Want for my Fortieth Birthday

What I Want for my Fortieth Birthday

My husband is the best.  My fortieth birthday is a little over three months away – and last night he asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I’ve spent a few days chewing on it – and I can’t think of anything.  We were thinking about a trip to New Orleans – but have Read More

My First Day of High School: A Horror Story

Another Year Older…Another Lesson Learned

Flower is seven this year.  Like most seven year old girls, she’s into dressing up and spending time with her friends.  As we’ve had “friend” parties the previous two years, we decided this year that she and I would do something fun together just the two of us.  We’re going to an indoor skydiving facility Read More

Welcome to the Year I Turn 40!

Welcome to the Year I Turn 40!

It’s 2015.  I can’t believe it.  This is (duh…duh…duh…da!) the year that I’ll turn 40.  The big four-oh.  Over the hill.  One year closer to pushing up the daisies. Nah…I’m just kidding. I’m just turning forty. I’m not dead yet. I have friends who dread the passing of every year.  They dismay at each little Read More