Getting through an hour without you seemed impossible at first. How in the world then could we have made it through the last 10 years without you? Life has a way of moving forward without us having much control over it. In the beginning, it was about learning to survive and make it through another... Continue Reading →
Watch Out, My Inner Fat Girl Is Hungry
After working so hard over the last year to lose weight and find a piece of myself that I knew I had lost, I also found out that my inner demon is an overweight young woman who sits at the depth of my brain ready to raid an ice cream shop at a moment's notice... Continue Reading →
Simple Truth of Life
In an age when we can find anything our hearts desire at the touch of our fingertips, it's amazing that people are still searching for that simple truth to the secret of life. The secret to living a happy life... a life well lived. People have gone on treasure hunts and expeditions around the globe... Continue Reading →
And we will find our way back home…
As I look toward the future, I wonder what lies ahead. Will I ever find what I am truly looking for? Will my husband find what he's been looking for after a very long time and figure out what makes him happy again? What does the road ahead look like? More bumps and potholes, or... Continue Reading →
The Journey of a Lifetime Starts with a Single Step
When someone starts the journey to try to figure out what happened to the person who once looked back at them in the mirror, they don't always know what they’ll find along the way. As January 2017 approached, I knew I needed to do something to change who I was becoming inside and out. I... Continue Reading →
No More Chubby Fingers Waving Good-Bye
When you're the parent who usually leaves first for work in the morning, tears and whining tend to come with the territory when your kids are little. As they get older, you find the tears turn to bemoaning and sheer lack of motivation to move. Every now and then, I would leave my youngest sleeping... Continue Reading →
What would Pop say?
Fifteen years later after losing my father, I still find myself wondering “What would Pop say?” at the most random times. I don’t mean just when I have been offered a new job or when I got married, instead simple little things like buying a book or picking out new clothes or even scolding my... Continue Reading →
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." The other day I strolled into a place that had once been my second home. I couldn’t believe how long it had been since I had stepped through its front door. I was 23... Continue Reading →
So does anyone have this whole full-time career/full-time mom thing figured out yet?
Throughout my own hectic life, I sometimes come to a crossroads where I am left to wonder is it truly possible to have it all without losing my ever-lovin' mind. Most of the time it is my own sense of self-doubt that gets the better of me and leads me to believe that there may... Continue Reading →
You Had Me At GoodBye.
Seven years ago, we lost a part of our heart. My stepson left for a weekend with his friends and never came home. The wave of his hand and his 'Goodbye' are etched in my mind forever.