Month: November 2012

The Letter

I have had Bronchitis for a couple of weeks and am also getting over some kind of Flu bug (‘Tis the season!) but thankfully I am finding bits and pieces of energy here and there and I’m still able to take the girls to dance lessons (barely) and make meals – aka: ordering a pizza. Read More

The “End” of the Book

As a writer, avid reader, and a lover of literature my heart has been quite torn with all the new gadgets that are slowly taking the place of a simple book made of paper and ink – one in which you actually have to turn the pages. I love technology but this replacement of my Read More

Sweet Surprise

Several months ago my girls discovered a show on TLC (aka – Netflix) called “DC Cupcakes.” They are a little obsessed with this show lately – as in, they have to watch at least one episode a day. It’s a reality show about two sisters who quit their corporate jobs to follow their dreams and Read More

Thankfulness Journal

A little over a year ago I read a book that changed my life. Click here to read more about the book – One Thousand Gifts – A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. After going though multiple difficulties, the author starts a “thankfulness journal” that leads her on a Read More

Living With A Stranger

“In Alzheimer’s the mind dies first: names, dates, places – the interior scrapbook of an entire life – fade into mists of non-recognition.” Mark Clark At the end of my Junior year in college I was working two jobs while taking 21 college credit hours. It was difficult to put myself through school and try Read More

The Reader

“I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever.”  J.K. Rowling Last night I put my Mom “hat” away and let Chloe read at the table during dinner. I love how she loves to read so much that she can’t put her book down. I am probably too Read More

One of these days…

“That it will never come again, that is what makes life so sweet.” Emily Dickinson This baby is turning six on Saturday. People always told me to enjoy my girls when they were babies because it “goes so fast”, but when I was a busy mommy of two girls in diapers that kind of advice Read More

The Stinky Basement Mystery of 2007

Every year when I put away the Halloween decorations that are scattered haphazardly around the house, I can’t help but think of a chilly October day in 2007 that has lived in infamy in our little family. Our home at that time had a very large partially finished basement. For months that year, there had Read More