#NaBloPoMo Dream Big, Win Big

Dream Big, Win Big

When I was in college, I volunteered to take my three very rambunctious cousins to the water park for the day. It was well over an hour drive to get there, and I needed something to occupy the boys, all under twelve at the time, on the trip. Fortunately, we stopped at a gas station Read More

Order of Seven - Interview with Author Beth Teliho

Have I Told You About Baron?

Yeah…I did. I did an interview with author Beth Teliho. We talked about her amazing book. AND she’s got a short story coming out in an anthology soon and I may have been a BETA reader.  OK, I was a BETA reader. And it was awesome. But I’ll tell you this. Beth has an awesome Read More

#NaBloPoMo: Time for a Review

Time for a Review: NaBloPoMo 2016

When I did #NaBloPoMo last year, it was my first time, and I did it in part to see if I could (and would) write every single day. It was a great challenge, and similar to this year, I jumped in with both feet. I prepped WordPress with blanks, figured out where to go for Read More

#NaBloPoMo: Facing Surgery? Read This!

Facing Surgery? Read This!

I bonded with writer Christine Carter from The Mom Café because we were both incapacitated by leg injury for a number of months. I was super excited to hear that she was writing a book to help others out with their recovery not only from similar injury, but from injury or surgery in general. She gave Read More

#NaBloPoMo: The Shadow of Pain is Cast

The Shadow of Pain is Cast

After the accident, I pushed forward. I expected to walk again. I expected to get my life back. But life kicked me in the ass. After months of recovery and physiotherapy, there was still pain, and I still couldn’t walk like before. After further examination, the doctors discovered a bone chip in my foot. The Read More

#NaBloPoMo I'm a Horrible Mother

I’m a Horrible Mother

I found this in a draft folder, from January of 2015, and thought it might be time to polish it, because it still feels like this sometimes. It’s hard to be a good mother all of the time. But after the divorce, I feel like a horrible mother and like I’m constantly doing it wrong. Read More

#NaBloPoMo: I'm Thankful for Thanksgiving

I’m Thankful for Thanksgiving

This post contains affiliate links. It’s Thanksgiving and it’s NaBloPoMo, so I’m due to write a post. I thought today is a good day for a #10Thankful. I’m actually not feeling that great today (cold), but I’m thankful it was on a day I didn’t have too much to do. I hate to be sick Read More

NaBloPoMo November 23

An Instagram Life isn’t Real

It’s Wednesday, and #OnWednesdaysWeHaiku. The prompt for today wonders if Photoshop makes me ashamed of my body. Wow, I could write a page an a half about what Photoshop can do to a woman’s self-esteem. But luckily for you, it’s time to Haiku. An Instagram life Full of Photoshopped fiction And lacking verity. And lacking Read More

NaBloPoMo Baby Book for the Information Age

A Baby Book for the Information Age

You guys…today, for the very first time, my son texted me…(wait for it)…in MEME. He’s texted me before, but this was the first time he ever used memes to get his point across. I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder. The memes were totally relevant and absolutely hilarious. I spent a few minutes laughing my ass Read More

#NaBloPoMo Great European Galleries and Museums

Must See European Museums

I was going to write today about the amazing European museums and galleries I’ve been fortunate enough to visit, but I realized that (a) I’ve already written about my experiences at the Zuiderzeemuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum; and (b) the only other gallery I’ve been fortunate enough to visit for an extended period Read More