Oh, hello! As with my beauty routine, I stepped away from writing months ago. Everything felt so hard. Now I've got a dead blog and a bunch of grey hair, but at least I'm feeling the urge to create again! Truthfully, I'm feeling the urge to eat again, but my jeans are no longer accommodating ... » Learn More about Antagonists, Shutty Town, & Permission: Lessons Learned
Parenting, marriage, faith, and funny (with a few rants thrown in for good measure).
This post is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are my own. This November ushers in my 40th year on the planet. When I recall some of my best times, those beloved teenage years immediately come rushing back. Turning 13 was exhilarating! Turning 16 was freedom! Turning 18 ... » Learn More about I Forgot How Hard It Is Being a Teenager
Oh, hello! Welcome to the fifty-sixth day of Maybruary! It has been seven weeks since we've been in quarantine and I now completely understand how solitary confinement can turn even the most hardened criminals into sniveling babies. Ever committed to lifelong learning, I've been mindful to note ... » Learn More about Laundry Piles Up No Matter What & Other Things I’ve Learned After 7 Weeks of Quarantine
There's been so much togetherness (and zero me-time) here at my house! With three young kids, a dog who doesn't believe in personal space, and a husband whose love language is alwaysthisclose, it has been...wonderful! via GIPHY The untold hours of quality time are a gift and I'm grateful to ... » Learn More about Scenes from Solitude…Take 87
Well. That took a turn. Before my otherwise sunny disposition was replaced with panic and claustrophobia, we sailed through our first quarantined weekend, sprinkling kindness by writing chalk messages on neighbors' driveways and sidewalks. It was a lovely little project...until it rained. With ... » Learn More about Bunker Reports: Day 9. I Think.