Navigating the Ruts

My brain is foggy, my word count lower this month than I'd intended. Not gonna lie, I'm in a bit of a writing rut. Though I have a million ideas swimming around inside my head, I'm struggling to get much down on screen/paper. So I'm doing what usually helps me clear the cobwebs from my... Continue Reading →

On Purpose

We've had a crazy past few weeks in our house, but as the dust is settling, germs are gone, and life is (knock on wood) getting back to normal, I found myself thinking again. It happens when I'm scrubbing the house from top to bottom--my body is doing one thing while my brain is bouncing... Continue Reading →

Accept or Shift?

Happy New Year, everyone. Well, “happy” in that it’s no longer 2020. It’s older sister 2021 has yet to prove whether or not she’s going to steer us in the right direction. LOL I’ll admit, I’d intended to post more regularly after dusting off the blog last year. And then we had a pandemic. And... Continue Reading →

Grill Therapy

This week I thought I'd take an opportunity to set the record straight. See, while the general vibe of this blog is upbeat/uplifting, it needs to be said that I am not some perpetually perky, eternally optimistic, ever-smiling chica. I have bad days too. Tough days. Shitty days. Probably more than I care to admit.... Continue Reading →

Derailing the Excuse Assembly Line

As I was wrestling with to-do lists over the weekend, I realized that in this crazy world of quarantining, I’ve been letting a few things slide. Apparently, my normal routines (formed out of a necessity to survive crazy working/soccer momming/writing/socializing) had been obliterated by this stupid COVID-19 set aside to make room for a slower,... Continue Reading →

Beware Boredom Mindsets

I was venting to my oldest last week about some annoying lawn equipment noises going on outside when he grinned, shook his head, and said, “Don’t be a Karen, Mom.” Aside from that being humorous on many levels, it got me thinking: Why was I so annoyed by whether or not the neighbors were doing... Continue Reading →

Renewal Amid the Chaos

2020 has been called many things. A year that started out in countless memes as a “much-needed fresh start”, made an unexpected U-turn in March. From there, it quickly began taking on new adjectives: Novel. Unprecedented. Inconvenient. Uncertain. Scary. As people around the globe watched “normal” get thrown out the window, many found themselves with... Continue Reading →


As we head into the flurry of holiday activities, I think the word that comes to mind for me this year is relief. 2018 has just been a strange year. I found love / I lost love I made new friends / I clung tight to existing ones I wrote some books / Got a... Continue Reading →

Turn it Off

I don’t know about you, but I think about things. A lot. Things I have no control of, and things I do. Things that won’t matter 5 days—or 5 years—from now, and things that will. Things that I should be doing, things that I shouldn’t. Things I wish were happening, things I wish weren’t. If... Continue Reading →

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