When two childhoods collide: One, a reader. The other, now an author

When two childhoods collide: One, a reader. The other, now an author

I knew what I was doing was wrong, but I didn’t care. To me, whatever consequences I faced were worth being able to stay completely immersed in my book. In elementary school, recess was my respite. While other kids raced to pick kickball teams, I scrambled to the top of the slide, like a cat […]

From heartache, a tiny dream came true…

From heartache, a tiny dream came true…

I’m not one to have a list of life goals. (If you feel the earth shake, that’s The Husband nodding vigorously.) But as I seem to gain my footing in this universe and realize writing makes me a better person, I’ve started a tiny list of places tucked on the Internet where I would love […]

The long, crazy path to becoming a SAHM

I’ve never been one to shy from change. I’ve lived in five states. I’ve had five roommates. I’ve paid power bills in 10 cities (no, Dad, I am not counting home — and thank you for 18 years of free power!). Four cats and two dogs have counted on me to feed them. I’ve worked […]

Happy anniversary, blog… and a life-changing decision

One year ago this week, I began this silly, little, nondescript blog. I titled it, “Operation Have It All,” because I was embarking on a yearlong job share with a dear friend as a means of trying to create more balance in my life. I thought if I could successfully split my week between my […]

Duct-taping self doubt before I become (more of) a quack.

Self doubt is a remarkable, powerful emotion. It’s like a nagging alter-ego, ready to pounce at the first sign of vulnerability, then feast like a starving animal. For me, it seems self sabotage evolves from self doubt – it becomes the next natural step amid a flurry of negativity. Whenever self doubt weighs in, I […]