Childhood, Family, Life, Soul Homework

Earliest Memories and I See Dead People

I was walking at a forest preserve with Mike a few weeks ago, and the walk stirred up my first ever memory. The path we were walking on. The position of the sun, the color of the sky, the trees and the scent of the air. All of it together reminded me of a specific… Continue reading Earliest Memories and I See Dead People

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

grandma, loss, death, family, hummingbird, motherhood, daughters, grief, support
Family, Favorite Things, Life


I thought this tied in well with Monday's post.  In full disclosure, I edited the ending because originally I said we were getting a hummingbird tattoo. We still haven't gotten it yet because life happened, then the pandemic happened. But my mom and I should do this together this year once it's safe. A bird… Continue reading Hummingbird

Freezer Corn
Family, Food, Link Party

Freezer Corn is Good For the Soul

  Recently, my mom had told me about this amazing sweet corn that she found 20 minutes away at a farm we usually go to for strawberry picking and pumpkin chucking. She loved it so much that she had suggested we make frozen corn from this amazing sweet corn so we could enjoy it year round. I… Continue reading Freezer Corn is Good For the Soul

Family, Humor, Life

Writing Challenge #8- The Night of My 21st Birthday

I felt this was an appropriate re-blog this week.  First published April 19th, 2016 So I totally blew the writing challenges this month. Oh, come on, you knew I would, and I knew it too. It was too much pressure. All of those writing challenges were not getting done, plus once I read through some… Continue reading Writing Challenge #8- The Night of My 21st Birthday