teenagers, family, children, motherhood
Motherhood, Parenting

Eighteen Years Ago

Seems like a lifetime ago and really, it was. My oldest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. Eighteen years ago this week, I was getting ready to have my first child. I was watching a movie a couple of weeks ago (OKAY IT WAS PRETTY IN PINK) and in it, Duckie was rewinding a tape deck in… Continue reading Eighteen Years Ago

Family, Motherhood, Netflix

Ella and Her Horses

    Our Ella loves horses. Loves is an understatement. Lives is a better description. Ella lives for horses or her horses, as she says. To be clear, she doesn't have any horses, but in her mind, they are hers. Every horse she has ever met, hugged, ridden, said hello to from afar; they are… Continue reading Ella and Her Horses

Childhood, Life, Motherhood

When Did The Trees Get So Big?

  I was driving through my neighborhood this morning and noticed the trees that line the streets. When did these trees get so big? I said out loud to no one. A lot of my life is spent looking straight ahead; at the road while I am driving in my car, at the soccer field… Continue reading When Did The Trees Get So Big?

Life, Marriage, Menopause, Motherhood


    After the holidays, I started listening to my Lionel Richie Pandora channel because something about winter and Lionel Richie connects with me. I have a point with this but if you know me, there is a tangent involved. Here is the tangent: Lionel Richie is underrated. Maybe it's a shit ton of 80's… Continue reading BREATHE

Childhood, Motherhood, Sponsored Post

Why Radio Flyer Makes Me Misty

  Whenever I hear the name Radio Flyer, I relate it to little red wagons. Oh sure, they make much more than just little red wagons but for me, Radio Flyer will always be synonymous with a wagon. My first little red wagon was given to me by my grandma¬†for my first birthday. I would… Continue reading Why Radio Flyer Makes Me Misty