Unpluggedness (I made that up)

Not sure I should admit everything I admit, but hey…I’m keeping it real. Besides, for a writer, my material is endless. I can’t make this stuff up. This week is spring break for my kids. It has been a bit ruined so far with my nasty cold which has left me barking like a seal…

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Awkward Partners

I need to be careful to not focus on only one age group of my children when writing. However…..sometimes there are stages in life with each child, which lead to constant comedic entertainment for their mother. That stage currently falls on my 15 and 16 year olds, Lily and Luke. Not a surprise since 13-…

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Dirty Drinkware

My son looks like a perfect angel to me as I watch him sleep on the couch this morning. Fifteen years old, his chiseled facial features look flawless as he lays there with his eyes closed. I smile and my heart breaks a little as I catch a glimpse of unruly, random whiskers sticking out…

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Shiraz And World Peace

And then there is mom. Pretty sure I’d fall to pieces without dear old mom. We say that so light heartedly sometimes – “dear old mom.” The reality is, really, I would fall to pieces. Anyone who knows me well, knows this to be true. My friends often envy my relationship with my mother, and…

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Waking Up

Trust me – there are benefits to midlife. First of all it’s an awakening, not a crisis. Granted, much to the dismay of others, we sometimes awaken to the fact that we need a corvette ASAP. We awaken to the reality that we have put all of our hopes and dreams on hold. Maybe much worse, we…

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See Ya Stress!

Ahhhh stress…Please go away now. You are uninvited and I am not in the mood. My nerves are currently shot – and I mean shot. You know the kind…hands are shaking, hard to eat, (well actually I am experiencing some sort of starvation stress that wants to continually eat), can’t focus…yada, yada, yada. There’s just…

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Knock Me Out

…And it’s the only hope I have today. I am just so tired! Insomnia has struck again. You couldn’t pay me enough to show my face in public in this current state. I feel like a zombie and pretty sure I look like one too. There is nothing like looking in the mirror first thing…

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Balanced Not Frazzled

Balance is one of my favorite words but I don’t know why. The word actually torments me. It’s quite the charade, really. I wear this necklace which says “Balance.” I hope as I wear it, the word somehow absorbs into my body and magically transforms my life. Instead, as soon as my feet hit the…

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Time

At a crossroads again. I’ve decided this is what life is all about….decision making. It’s constant. I prefer deciding on what is for breakfast, rather than choosing major life decisions, especially when those decisions will effect  the children. I remember a handful of years when life was steady and secure, no major decisions to be…

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Frozen Pizza, Horror Movies, & Other Imperfections

  I’m pretty sure the last time I wrote in a journal I didn’t need reading glasses to see my writing. As I sit by the fire in quiet solitude, sipping wine, writing in my “Follow Your Dreams” journal, the Jason Mraz iHeart station playing for inspiration…..my angelic children are in the basement watching “Jaws…

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