Monthly Archives: March 2012

How to Turn a Black Thumb Green

I apologize if this post title is misleading. This isn’t an article with great advice on how to grow award-winning tomatoes, or succulent strawberries. Rather, this is a plea for help.  You see, I do not have one iota of green in my thumbs. In fact, I’ve been known to inadvertently kill nearly every plantRead More

Make New Friends, Keep the Old

We’re off to make new friends, but we’ll always keep the old. You’re no longer silver, now you all are gold. My last day at the Girl Scouts and the girls’ last day at daycare was bittersweet. We’re grateful to have made such great memories, and although we’re sad at what we’re leaving behind, we’reRead More

Inspiration Invitation

Inspiration Invitation

I’ve committed to writing a post every day, which means I’ll need a little inspiration from time to time. My friend Dianne and I were just discussing the need for creative stimulus the other day, and she mentioned that she’d found a great way to get her juices flowing by receiving daily short phrases orRead More

Write Where You Are

Someone asked me recently if I consider myself a “mommy blogger.” Hmm…I’m a mom. And I blog. So, technically, I suppose I am. But I’m also a lot of other things. I’m a wife, a sister, an aunt and a so-so friend (my poor pals have been pretty neglected these past few years). It’s notRead More


I went through orientation for my new job today. Apparently, this place still allows hazing.

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Toddlers, Terrors & Tranquilizers

It started innocently enough. “Mommy, mommy, mommy!,” Anna cried from her bedroom. My head had just hit the pillow, and I’d foolishly let myself think that I might get a decent night’s sleep. Wrong. I heaved my legs over the edge of the bed, forced my feet to shuffle to the stairs, and trudged upRead More