Very important post – help me choose a rug

You guys, I need some serious help. We’ve been in this house three years and the only thing I’ve done is paint the front room red and ...more

The one question you NEVER ask a woman

Scene: Hudson Books, Houston Hobby Airport, 5:30 a.m. (pre-coffee) “How far along are you?” the young girl behind the counter cooed at me. Five simple words that should bring so much joy. If I were actually pregnant....more

Dear person behind me in seat 6F

Dear person behind me in seat 6F,...more

I can’t say ‘Thank you’

I don’t take compliments well. I’m a master compliment deflector. You shoot a compliment in my direction and my snark-laden bronze cuffs will deflect each one with proper self-deprecation....more

A little blogging hiatus

Hi! Remember me? I blogged here back on May 7 ....more

How “Listen to Your Mother” helped me grow

I was just a tiny girl on a great big stage when it started. But as I worked my way through my piece for the Southeast Texas Listen to Your Mother show, I grew. I didn’t realize it that day, but today, it’s clear that this has changed me in so many ways ....more

I’m telling my motherhood story

We all have a story to tell, right? And sometimes, we are lucky enough to be given a platform to tell it. This blog has been my platform since late 2010 and as a champion Starter of Projects I Never Finish, I’m pretty damn proud of myself for sticking with this for so long ....more

How I Write

When my friend Kristin sent me a message asking me to participate in this blog hop on the writing process, I looked around the room and said to myself, “Who? Me?” Yes, she meant me. Turns out, Kristin, who is uber successful in her own right, is extremely supportive of my writing and knows how to give just the right nudging I need to get my words out of my head and on to the page ....more

T-7 days to my first half marathon

Next Saturday, I’ll be running a half marathon. That’s 13 miles. 13 ....more

Our top 10 family quirks

Our little family of three is awesome. At least, I like to think so. With both Chuck and I working full time and our hectic schedules, work travel and Ava’s activities, it can be hard for us to connect as a family ....more