One Part of Many


It was a cold, gray Midwestern February. I couldn’t decide if the frozen trees and ashen sky were expressing their indifference towards my mood or mocking it. Savannah was turning one in May and it had been a long year. I had not adjusted well to becoming a mother. Four months after she was born […]

Today I Wanted to Write

Living Life

Today I wanted to write about one of my best friends. She’s getting married Saturday and I wanted to talk about what makes her so awesome. Her selflessness, for example, and her contagious spirit. But then the dishwasher broke so I spent the first half of nap time doing dishes by hand. (I know, I […]

A Year And Counting


  Well, folks, it’s been a year. One year of writing, reflecting, and sharing – one full year of blogging! Allow me to gloat for a moment, would you? Sticking to anything for 365 days is an accomplishment, especially when you have a million excuses to quit. And, trust me, I had a million. Of […]

Happy 2014

New Year

One year ago today I wrote my first journal entry in years. I did it without direction, knowing only that the new year was beginning and that I wanted, needed, 2013 to be different than 2012. This is what I wrote. Let me make one thing clear. 2012 was not a bad year; on May […]

Soul Food

Yellow Flower defines a hobby as “an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation.” Recently, I’ve been strangely obsessed with the concept of a hobby, probably because over the past several years I haven’t really had one. This is embarrassing to admit, as it probably leaves you with an […]