Do You Have a Starbucks Boyfriend?

I have a boyfriend. It’s just he doesn’t know we’re an item. Our relationship is special in that we only exist within the walls of Starbucks, where he works as a barista. ...more
When I was 17, I had a massive crush on the local coffee house barista. He looked like a model; ...more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for my parents

I’ve been talking about an attitude of gratitude this month, focusing on the blessings in my life. From trials, to God’s protection, there is good to be found in everything....more


We were parked haphazardly in a gravel driveway.  If I rolled down the windows and listened hard enough I could hear the faint notes coming from Mrs. Duncan's piano studio. My oldest son was playing. ...more

How Do You Make a Child Stop Kicking Your Airplane Seat?

I recently flew from Orlando to Chicago. I love traveling, and hopping on a flight doesn't phase me. I enjoy the time being disconnected and immersed in a good book....more
I agree about involving the flight attendant also, although as a mother I would never have let ...more

On Being a Single Parent

I have been a single mom for 10 years. My son is now 14...a lovely bright, wholesome boy. My ex husband left when he was 4. This was not how it was supposed to be...i put off having children as long as i possibly could. So when i finally became a mom and had a lovely healthy  bonny 9lb son, this was all supposed to be heaven from here on. But of course, life has some surprises in store...some not  so nice. I never imagined that i would be a single mom. I had the house, the husband i loved, the career and now a son!...more

The Guilt

I have Mom Guilt.  There, I said it.  Well, I wrote it.In the middle of this separation, I have even more Mom Guilt.  It's suffocating at times.  Daunting.  Painful.  Gives me a couple of tears, alone, in the bathroom.He does the fun stuff.  He doesn't force the homework.  He let's them do whatever.  That's not to be mean -- it's actually just, him.Me? I get to:...more

The Kind Of Mom I Want To Be

My mom told me today that she's my biggest fan.What do I say from there? How do I find the words to sum up what I think about her?It's nearly an impossible thing to have letters arranged into words in such a way to describe the emotion I have for her. What language is there for this?...more

Broken Heart

I will probably write about this chapter in my life again, here or on another platform. I'm sure over the next several months/years I'll have a lot to share. Here is the first one.On October 19th 2014, my mom lost her battle to cancer. It doesn't make sense. I'm heart broken, sad, empty, and angry. My first love is gone and I don't know what to do with myself, other than take life one hour at a time. I can't even do a day at a time quite yet....more
I am sorry for your loss. One day it will be a bit easier, but for now, do what you can when you ...more