Fakesgiving: Co-Parenting During the Holidays

I don’t have my children for Thanksgiving this year. The good news is that this means I get the kids for Christmas. But on Thanksgiving, the kiddos will be eating turkey and stuffing with their father. I’ve been co-parenting for nearly five years now. For five years, the parent who gets Thanksgiving, doesn’t get Christmas, […] Read more…

I Miss Writing

I miss writing. I hear myself say these three words. Every. Single. Day. I can’t stand that I’m saying them. I can’t stand that I’m not writing with the frequency and passion that once drove me to this blog. Every. Single. Day. I can’t stand that writing has somehow fallen off my list of priorities. […] Read more…

To Whom It May Concern

Dear Pets, The last four weeks post-surgery have been rough.  And when I say rough, I mean I’ve been rotating the same comfy pants and baggy shirts for over four weeks.  I’ve been keeping medication charts.  I’ve been taking naps.  I’ve watched more tv in the last month than I probably have in the entire […] Read more…

5 Word Friday: My Current Status As Told By a Dog and a Cat

Sixteen days ago I had a hysterectomy. And for 16 days, I’ve never been more aware of every ache and pain in my body, every wave of intense fatigue and every limitation that reminds me I’m in the middle of recovering from major surgery. Despite all that, I remain positive that I’ll continue to get […] Read more…

Wellness: My One-Word Resolution for 2018

A new year has rolled around once again. And like most people, I spent the last few weeks of 2017 reflecting on the year about to close and outlining goals for the new year to come.  Did I do everything I hoped I would do in 2017? Did I learn any lessons to bring with […] Read more…

15 Inspiring Cheryl Strayed Quotes About Life and Living

I’m a sucker for a good quote. There’s something about making connections between someone else’s words and my own life that makes me pause and think. Whether that pause is to soak in inspiration, wisdom, humor, motivation, an aha moment, or a sense of belonging, I jot down those quotes that speak to me in […] Read more…

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