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When You Get Left Behind With the Jackass

Ok, let’s call it a donkey. And it was in a dream so it wasn’t real anyway. Dreams tend to be highly personal, but I recently had one that I thought many of you in similar circumstances would understand. It went something like this… My husband and I are in an open wagon pulled by…

Until Every Little Piece of You is Gone

Note: Amazon links on this site are affiliate links.   After my dad died unexpectedly, I distinctly remember sitting with my mom between visitations as she shoved his clothes into garbage bags and cleared out his desk. Meanwhile, here I am, four years after my husband died, and I still haven’t touched his junk drawer…

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…