When life looks great on paper, but doesn't add up in your heart, what do you do?

Grandpa George

Grandpa George
My grandpa died two weeks ago today. My dad’s dad. I’ve only been able to say those words out loud twice. Twice. Once it was only a whisper. Both times, I couldn’t finish without breaking down in tears. I’m in...

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XOXO, Mama

XOXO, Mama
Ten. The little baby that made us parents is ten years old today. After we tucked him into bed last night, and finished hanging up his birthday decorations, I allowed it to sink in and feel the feelings. I had...

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A Fork in the Road

A Fork in the Road
When is the last time life presented you with a fork in the road? If you stop to think about it, you’ve probably been presented with multiple opportunities to choose: do I go this way or that way? I recently...

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A First Step

A First Step
“Are you still writing?” I get that question a lot. And it’s always asked with a hopeful, positive tone of voice. I should be thankful that someone, anyone, is wanting to read what I have to say…instead, guilt kicks in...

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A Mama's Shrine

A Mama's Shrine
I still have our March 2020 hot lunch calendar hanging up inside our kitchen cabinet. Getting hot lunch was considered a treat for our then first-grader; something fun to do. We used to get the printed calendar monthly and it...

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A Typical Day At Home: COVID-19 Edition

A Typical Day At Home: COVID-19 Edition
We’re in our sixth month of COVID life. The four of us are pretty much home, all together, all the time. Notable things that are missing from this new way of life: In-person shopping. Aside from going to Trader Joe’s...

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Feeling Everything

Feeling Everything
Positive people feel depressed sometimes. And it doesn’t mean they aren’t still a positive person. I am a driven person; an ambitious person; an “anything is possible” person. And here we sit…sheltering in place for the last 30+ days with...

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Trusting Your Gut: Is It Enough?

Trusting Your Gut: Is It Enough?
Before I get into this week’s topic, you might have read last week’s post on how I feel seven months out from quitting my job. Yet here I am writing about my career experience this week. Why am I doing...

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