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That Time I (Almost) Forgot My Kid’s Birthday

That Time I (Almost) Forgot My Kid’s Birthday

“So there’s no problems with that weekend? October 14th to 16th?” I asked Mark. “I don’t see any issues,” he said as he looked at his calendar. We were looking at our calendars trying to decide if I could make a weekend away work. I had been asked to help with Mom...

I Need Help

I Need Help

I. Need. Help. Those three words are hard to write (and even harder to say). I don’t like asking for help. I like doing things myself. And I like doing them well. But I’ve hit a wall. Honestly, I’ve been running into the same wall for months now. I bought all the...

Unwrap Your Dreams: Front and Centre!

Unwrap Your Dreams: Front and Centre!

Writing a book is a bit like wearing your heart on your sleeve. You write and publish, what you think, is a beautiful book. Your greatest hope is that someone will love it as much as you do. So when you see a post titled "The Best Books To Refresh Your Kids' Bookshelf...

Happy?

Happy?

Are you happy?  Overall, are you happy? Happy with life? Happy where your are? Happy when your eyes open in the morning? Happy when you drift off to sleep at night? Are you happy most of the time, with sad or bad moments sprinkled in? Or are you mostly neutral, with...

To The Young Woman in the Lifeguard Hoodie

To The Young Woman in the Lifeguard Hoodie

The day after my dear friend passed away, I was at the airport about to embark on an epic family trip, months in the making. While waiting at the gate, my friend’s mom called me. It was the first time we’d spoken since I got the news that morning. Needless to say, it...

Hypocritical Much?

Hypocritical Much?

I signed my 11 year old daughter Lucy up for a tap class. It was one day, 1.5 hours with a teacher she knows. I told her I was going to sign her up. She was totally fine with it… Until the day before the lesson when she looked at the schedule and she saw it was a...

What If I Bring Home The Wrong Career?

What If I Bring Home The Wrong Career?

I was at the local Cold Beer & Wine store the other day. Normally I go straight for the beer. I like beer. I like fruity beer, hazy beer, pale ales, loggers… lots of kinds of beer.  But on my way to the cooler, I got distracted by the ciders, coolers and hard...

2.5 Months in the Making

2.5 Months in the Making

This post is 2.5 months in the making…  I was holding off writing it, hoping that I would have a big update to give… but I don’t. So I’m writing today to give you a non-update. Two and a half months ago my life was turned upside down when I lost my job of 17 years. It...

My Books Are Here… Again!

My Books Are Here… Again!

Friends… this has been a learning experience.  To say the least.  On April 10, I posted a photo of me holding my book (!) after it was delivered. It wasn’t a single book that was delivered, it was 500 copies. As soon as the boxes arrived, I poured over them: looking...