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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

My daughter is 18 today. She was my first baby – my first experience feeling totally unprepared and incompetent. My husband and I were young – 23 and 21 – and it was trial by fire. Her first week at home was spent wrapped in a glowing blanket to ward off jaundice. She lost the…

Come, Be Social With Me

When it comes to blogging best practices, it seems as though you’re expected to have a Facebook page, a Twitter handle and an Instagram feed where your readers can connect with you on social media. Some really ambitious bloggers may even set up YouTube channels, launch Periscope shows and create Tumblr pages. But me? In…

Monday Book Review: Emily of New Moon

Reading is one of the things that pulled me out of the dark hole of grief, and I love hearing about others’ take on the titles I’ve read. To that end, I’m pulling over one of my reviews from Goodreads each week. If you’ve read the book, I’d love to hear what you think in…

My Fellow Republicans, You are Being Played

This isn’t a political blog, and I have no intention of turning it into one. But I simply can’t sit on my hands anymore. For my fellow Republicans who are smitten with Donald Trump, I must ask: Why, why, why???? Why are we letting a man who was, until very recently, a Democrat run away…

Monday Book Review: Addicted to Busy: Recover for the Rushed Soul

Reading is one of the things that pulled me out of the dark hole of grief, and I love hearing about others’ take on the titles I’ve read. To that end, I’m pulling over one of my reviews from Goodreads each week. If you’ve read the book, I’d love to hear what you think in…

Monday Book Review: Organizing from the Inside Out

Reading is one of the things that pulled me out of the dark hole of grief, and I love hearing about others’ take on the titles I’ve read. To that end, I’m pulling over one of my reviews from Goodreads each week. If you’ve read the book, I’d love to hear what you think in…