But, Why?

“Why do you want that? Do you want it because you really like it or because your friends have it?” My mother asked me this question so many times during my adolescence that I’ve lost count. I still remember how annoying it was and how I felt like it didn’t matter. So what if a…

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What’s My Age Again?

I just had to use a calculator to subtract 1987 from 2019 in order to determine how old I am. 32. I was never good at math. It feels like I was just writing down my goals for 2018 and here we are, another year, another list!  I was able to accomplish everything I hoped…

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Every Little Thing, Is Gonna Be Alright

Having one child was a piece of cake. ALL of my love went into her and life was good!  I never had to worry about how my time and attention was divided because I had only her to focus on.  We knew we wanted to give her a sibling and right when I felt like…

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A Long December!

Every morning I sit and write out my intentions for the day.  It gives me a chance to sort through my racing thoughts and makes everything seem a bit more “doable”.  It’s very easy to get overwhelmed this time of year and it’s a mission of mine to not just make it all happen, but…

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The Art of Saying “NO!”

In honor of transparency, I am sharing with you something that I’m oddly proud of. A criticism of my first novel – which is KIND of like a photo of myself naked hours after giving birth… but less gooey. Before I do this – I want to say a few things.  I never EVER have…

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Decisions, Decisions

Writing is my release.  It’s what I have always used, from a young age to express myself  and to work out stresses within my life that I wasn’t all that comfortable saying out loud.  I did it before I ever really connected with the joy of reading – getting lost in someone else’s story.  …

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Avoidance Is Key

Friday felt a lot Monday for us this week which has the potential to completely throw off even the most seasoned mama.  I woke around 5am to a child in our bed (they’re doing this really fun thing where they have been taking turns making sure I don’t get a full, uninterrupted nights rest for…

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Week 11: Small Victories

Today started like every other morning I need to run… racing the clock. I rushed to get Diem on the potty so we can continue on this “no accident” streak, I made  breakfast, got my kids to EAT the breakfast which takes an old priest and a young priest as it is, dressed all of…

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It’s Happening Again…

I have put this off long enough.  Almost a year ago this month, I started on my second novel, The Quiet Ones.  I wanted to make it feel completely different than my first to prove (mostly to myself) that I could push myself creatively.  We All Fall Down will always be one of my favorite stories.  I…

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Pieces of Me: Pt. 2

Don’t feel sorry for me when you see my disheveled hair that’s in desperate need of service and notice I’m wearing the same shirt two days in a row. Okay three. Don’t gawk at the fact that my desperate pleas to my husband to bring home a new box of wine because I have shamelessly…

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