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On Karma and Influenza

Young Woman Blowing Her Nose in Bed

(This post was originally published on 1/12/13) Right now I am sitting in the dark at my desk, waiting for a doctor to call me back.  I’m not feeling particularly picky about which doctor calls me back.  It could be my actual healthcare provider or my mom or even the doctor that you see when […]

Desperate Times

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This post was originally published July 17, 2012, and is being republished as a reminder that I desperately need a date night. (disclaimer: this post has been approved by my husband who would like another night out with his amazing wife…) To say that the week had been rough would be an understatement {I’m talking […]

Why I Hate Latisse

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{This post was originally published in May of 2011.} I’ve always been one of those girls who people describe as very smart with a great sense of humor. Close your eyes and picture someone who has been described with only those words. What do you see?  Be honest. Now before you think I’m begging for […]

The Funnel or the Tree?

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{This post was originally published on May 20, 2011.) I recently read an article in the April Redbook about Ashley Madison, the dating site for cheaters.  I read it when the magazine first arrived in March, and since then I’ve been hearing about the site all over the mainstream media. Little “did you knows” on […]

The Voices in My Head

I remember deciding long before becoming a mom that I would never yell at my kids. It was a ridiculously unfair construct to create for myself, a childless young woman who struggles to close a cupboard door without slamming it or say hello to a friend without tackling them. I live loudly and that includes […]

The House I’ll Never Own

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{Originally published 6/28/11} There is a beautiful, huge Victorian on Old Mill Road in my hometown, just past the Methodist cemetery, right before the sharp turn in the road that my dad used to accelerate through making us fly out of our seats, giggling as butterflies fluttered in our stomachs.  One day while driving home […]

My Children Don’t Love Me the Same, Either

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My daughter and I had a rough start. I’m the kind of person who plays out scenarios in her head long before they happen - if they happen – and then is disappointed when the reality doesn’t correspond with the fantasy. One thing went as planned when we started a family. One. The conception. From that moment […]

Assurance About What We Do Not See

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Last night I headed to bed knowing that with a few inches of snow in the forecast, there was a solid chance I’d be waking up to (OMG AGAIN!?) a snow day. Sure enough, I woke around 5:30, grabbed my phone, and let social media confirm what I already assumed – no school. Rather than complain […]