January 17, 2015


Because We Fail

Real talk: I’m having one of those moments when I know I have rather sucked as a parent. Contrary to many pretty, shiny blogs out there in the parenting space, these moments happen, and I’m having one. There. For the better part of six months I have let the kids be baby sat by electronics, fallen […]

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January 16, 2015


Life List: Let’s Saber a Champagne Bottle!

Sabering a champagne bottle

Yesterday, I had my final meeting with my neurosurgeon to take the last images of my back and make sure everything is doing exactly what it’s supposed to be doing. And it was! I was granted a full release from any physical restrictions that were still remaining, and then proceeded to dance with hips in […]

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January 2, 2015


A Word for 2015

  Helluva year, huh? The kids and I were sitting around the table the other day trying to think of all the things that happened in 2014. When we started the exercise, I was really hoping they could show me some good things that happened, because the world and the news basically beat up my […]

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July 16, 2014

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On Forceful Quiet

I have been under House Arrest for almost two weeks now. I am under strict instructions to do basically nothing. No lifting, no bending, no twisting. Rest. Nap. Take medicine as needed, preferably on time. Walk around a few times a day, but if you get tired, or struggle in any way, stop. This was […]

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July 8, 2014


Not Complaining

I’m not complaining. I know better than to complain. Anything that is bothering me or causing me pain right now either has a solution, or some time and patience will take care of it. So, instead of complaining, I am gently requesting one, small thing. I think it’s okay to ask for. I mean, it’s […]

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July 7, 2014



It’s Day Four post-surgery and cannot even believe I am sitting here typing this right now. But, before anything, let me just say thank you. Thank YOU. For all of the support, the prayers, the laughs, the notes, the wishes – all of it. You will never know how much all of that meant to […]

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July 3, 2014


Firing the Starter Pistol

So. No more days. Last night I had dinner with my parents, and dropped Leah and Benjamin with them to spend the night so that I can report to the OR at 6:00am. That last part seems particularly cruel, no? But, yes, 6:00am. Some paperwork will be signed, some discussions will be had, some kisses […]

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June 23, 2014


Entries for a Missing Page

There is a blank spot on my calendar. July. Like, the page might as well just be ripped completely out and discarded. There are these things that keep coming up that I want to write down on that page, but, there is no use. I won’t be able to attend. I find myself making all […]

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June 19, 2014


A Preview

I had hoped that I’d just roll through June quietly ahead of my surgery, but, what’s the old saying? People makes plans, and the gods laugh? Turns out I had to have some minor surgery yesterday because being a woman is awesome – until it isn’t. My understanding was this procedure really wasn’t all that […]

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June 5, 2014

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Life Goes On: All On One Page

I’m a list-maker. Well, sometimes. At least for the important things. When it occurred to me that I will be out of commission for a few months, I realized there are things only I know that need to be written down. I realized they needed to be somewhere, not just because I won’t be able […]

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