The Sound of a Music Box Always Makes Me Cry.

I also cry when I watch my kids open beautiful birthday presents. I cry at rainbow flags and Grateful Dead concerts. I cry at parades and when I’m feeling overwhelmed and defensive ....more

Writer. Mama. Photographer.

Athena barked early yesterday morning, and somewhere in the dark recesses of my sleeping brain, I heard it! Then I promptly forgot about it and continued my dream about scaling life-sized Lego skyscrapers. Then I heard Cassidy, or what I thought was Cassidy, whispering “Downstairs, downstairs!” I was confused and turned around in bed to find myself face to face with DES! ...more

Ten Ways You, Yes You, Can Save on Electricity.

Scarlet graduated kindergarten today, and it’s officially summer for us. I’m sifting through the memories and the large amount of emotional paperwork, artwork, writings and the diploma she took home. That and the fact that our central air is still broken and I’m nearly broken without it, I just want to curl up in a dark room and be alone for 17 days ....more

Currently, Lately.

Well. I just got back from hanging out with my dear friend/partner-in-crime/soulmate from high school. Not only that, I got a package deal because I got to meet her third child, hang out with her older two, and I got to see her parents ....more

Becoming a Father Too Soon.

This weekend is Father’s Day Weekend. My family showed me the most wonderful Mother’s Day I’ve ever had last month, and I want to make this weekend so special for my husband. Maybe we’ll go out for breakfast, lunch and dinner ....more

An Awfully Big & Unscripted Adventure.

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO. I received awesome product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All thoughts and opinions are very much my own ....more

The Messiest One In My Life.

Well, my little one turned three over the weekend. My little one. My messy one ....more

From One Professional To Another.

It’s a little silly that I didn’t schedule an Ask Away Friday partner this week. It’s silly because I have a long list of people scheduled and I forgot to make a partner for today. It’s ok, though ....more

Thanks For the Memories – See You Next Year.

Last week, I got added to a Facebook group for my high school graduating class. It made my head spin! It’s been. ....more

How to Gather the Courage to Raise an Adult.

I received a free copy of this book for review, but I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are so very my own! And stay tuned at the end of the post for a giveaway to win a copy of this book ....more