Life After Birth

I had to leave immediately, the beeps and whistles of air ventilators and heart monitors were starting to give me a headache. My swollen breasts were engorged again, aching to be drained in the privacy of my own bedroom. Hours slipped by from breakfast to dinner, until the nursing staff said it was time for … Continue reading Life After Birth

All Good Things Must Come to an End

I have spent ten Christmas drives from Michigan to Texas planning where to eat. Twenty-five hours is a long time to fantasize about food. Only getting to eat perfectly seasoned white meat at  Chick-Fil-A, creamy bean and cheese tacos at  Taco Cabana, or the most moist smoked brisket at  Rudy's once a year is torture. … Continue reading All Good Things Must Come to an End

Guest Post: Kelly K

You are going to fall in love with this last guest post. Kelly is a breath of fresh air. She is straight forward and down-to-earth with a biting sense of humor. And even when things aren't that funny, she makes  life with kids and chaos not just bearable, but enjoyable. I'm not going to lie … Continue reading Guest Post: Kelly K

Guest Post: My Mom,Susan

When I first came up with the idea of an essay contest, I emailed my mom right away. "Don't get your feelings hurt or anything, but since we are related it might not be fair for me to let you enter. I wouldn't want anyone to think I was biased when you won." However, once … Continue reading Guest Post: My Mom,Susan

Guest Post: Paula Tohline Calhoun

I am honored to share with you this first guest post for March. Paula is a reader that has become near and dear to my heart. It is wonderful to get comments on your blog, but when she comments - well, they are like personal letters of encouragement not just as a writer but as … Continue reading Guest Post: Paula Tohline Calhoun