Mentor Moms

The word mentor immediately makes me think of the people who influenced my artistic life, like my oboe teacher Mr. Herbert, my beloved high school English teacher Mrs. Johnson and of course award-winning author Heather Sellers, who was my absolute favorite college professor. Each of these individuals had a profound effect on how I viewed … Continue reading Mentor Moms

Friday Flip Off 4/8: Family, Guests and Deadlines

My mom came to visit for spring break. We had no real plans, except to just "hang out" everyday. We whittled away the days with conversation, pedicures, shopping, playing games with the kids, wine and good food. Then we'd crawl into bed at 11pm to channel surf until midnight, then do it all over again … Continue reading Friday Flip Off 4/8: Family, Guests and Deadlines

Rain, Rain Stay All Day

It started raining early this morning. My only real concern was whether or not it was freezing rain or  not. Ice on the roads is never good. But since it has been in the mid to upper 30's it's just wet and cold. I'm sitting here in my workout clothes and a pony-tail at the … Continue reading Rain, Rain Stay All Day

Perfectionist Sounds So Much Better Than Procrastinator

Years ago I remember watching an episode of Oprah that included a guest psychologist that made a startling statement that stuck with me (and I mean years, that would have been during my nursing days when I actually was forced to sit for long periods of time because a child was attached to my boob). Their statement suggested … Continue reading Perfectionist Sounds So Much Better Than Procrastinator

Friday Flip Offs 1/28: Over-Caffeinated Boobs, Forgetfulness and Frozen Poop

I forgot that The Hare had choir club this morning. She reminded me last night. We laid out her clothes, pseudo-packed her bag and planned lunch. Somewhere between turning out the lights last night and coffee this morning, I forgot that she needed to get up 45 minutes earlier. It was a normal morning. The … Continue reading Friday Flip Offs 1/28: Over-Caffeinated Boobs, Forgetfulness and Frozen Poop