From Normal to Biopsy

I'm not a private person. I'm not a keep-it-to-myself type of gal. I share a lot. I share pictures. Of dinners I've made. Of cakes I've decorated. Of my kids. Of my husband. I share. On Facebook. A lot. I share stories and talk about my family so much that whether they like it or... Continue Reading →

Turning 17…Again

Today was her 17th birthday. My son's girlfriend. She's been talking about it for weeks, and even had a count-down clock on her Instagram. Seventeen. It's a big year. It's a year filled with the anticipation of what's to come. Driver's License. College Applications. High School graduation. And a blank slate of life outstretched before... Continue Reading →

A New World

I had a doctor appointment today. As I hopped in the car with fifteen minutes to spare, I turned the radio on, started backing up, and caught a glimpse of myself in the rear view mirror. "My mask!" I said out loud. Followed by, "Damn it!" Because, you know, you gotta wear a mask when... Continue Reading →

How Did We Get Here?

Day 3 of 365 My first child was born in February, 2004. My son. When I was pregnant, I kept a journal. I wrote everything from what I ate that day, to how much weight I'd gained, how many weeks along I was, etc. I wrote about his birth, the emergency C-section 3 weeks before... Continue Reading →

Taking Down the Christmas Tree

Day 2 of 365: Taking down the Christmas tree evokes a lot of emotions. For many, it's a time of sadness that the season is over. For some, it's an annoyance. The pine needles. The multiple trips to the attic; packing up the ornaments, the lights and tinsel, and all things jolly, tucking them away,... Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget The Moments

This morning I asked my husband, "What was the best thing that happened to you in 2021?" And while he was scanning the past twelve months in his mind, I was doing the same. I scrolled back to January, rethinking how excited I was to have an upcoming birthday in February, and celebrate my boys'... Continue Reading →

Too Distracted

I woke up at 6:15 a.m. today, crawled out of bed and made my way downstairs and into the kitchen, to make lunches for the kids. (Don't hate on me for making my kids lunches. It's the way I was raised. Blame my mother.) It's not just making the lunches, and the different breads, different... Continue Reading →

Living a Hallmark Christmas Movie

It was bound to happen. When you spend July through December addicted to watching glimpses of Hallmark Christmas movies, in-between making & cleaning up dinner, it's inevitable that life will imitate art. So here we are. Now, to be fair, my life isn't exactly like a Hallmark movie. My parents are (thankfully) both still alive.... Continue Reading →

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