Where The Fig Tree Grows

My grandpa passed away while I was in college. I still vividly remember my dad’s shaky voice when he called to tell me, unable to get the sentence out. It’s the first time I’d ever heard him cry. I’d just visited my grandpa the week or so before and it was one of, if not…

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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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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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YOU Are The Problem!

What does the working mom, the stay-at-home mom, the granola mom, the helicopter mom, the mom who lets her kids eat processed foods (gasp), the breastfeeding mom, the step mom… OK EVERY mom have in common? They all have a really hard job. Not because they’re running late and traffic is at a standstill. Not because their…

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Girl, I Have Washed My Face : Because I Promised Myself I Would

I’ve had several of my close girlfriends tell me what an amazing book Girl, Wash Your Face is.  I even came close to purchasing it, but my arm was already overloaded with my fiction novels and children’s Gerald and Piggie collection.  I always talk about signs and something nagged at me for not getting this…

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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 14: Momming in the Middle

Sometimes these are so smooth I feel as if I’ve finally found that sweet spot.  Other times, I can barely breathe with the humidity.  My legs feel heavy, my music is all off and my mind won’t clear enough to just let go and GO. This week was good, not great, but good.  This morning,…

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