hello courage

I've spent the better part of an hour letting my last cup of coffee grow cold, sifting through pounds of advice on how to overcome writer's block, looking for that one perfect and inspiring blog prompt. It finally struck me, though, that my three-month long writing drought  is not due to insufficient inspiration or a … Continue reading hello courage

Getting my hands and other unspeakable parts dirty

I always thought flowers were best for vases and carefully arranged pots around my deck. The thought of sticking my hands into fresh earth was terrifying. I might get dirt under my nails, or worse, touch a worm. It never bothered me when my kids would play in the mud, just as long as they … Continue reading Getting my hands and other unspeakable parts dirty

My dad was almost the last to know

Between 8:45 and 8:55 tomorrow morning (June 17th) I will make my television debut. You might think I just found out, being that it is nearly 11pm and I am only now blogging about this exciting opportunity. A little over a week ago I was asked if I would be interested in promoting some baby … Continue reading My dad was almost the last to know

Sometimes I purposely make messes to clean up messes

DW walked into our downstairs office a couple of weeks ago and unexpectedly found me rearranging furniture, bookshelves, and supplies. Again. "There is something seriously wrong with you," he said without a smirk, climbing over the piles of debris and around misplaced furniture, "it's like you have an illness or something." I have a plan, … Continue reading Sometimes I purposely make messes to clean up messes

Dropping Her in the Deep End

"I want to make varsity by my junior year," she says, "and I want to build my endurance and look my best by the end of the summer!" "Sounds like a plan," I respond absently, knowing in my heart that these are just words. I am pessimistic of the plan coming to fruition, and certainly … Continue reading Dropping Her in the Deep End