This weekend I fought a monster.  The paper monster.  Even in this age of technology..I have a hard time taming this particular monster of mine! And quite the prolific monster it is.  Honestly, I think it is a busy little monster, multiplying each night.  I think when I go to bed at night, I have two pieces of paper to deal with.  When I wake, I have thirty.  Obviously, they reproduce during the night! But I fought and vanquished this particular monster this weekend!...more

May Create – Carrot Cupcakes topped with Cream Cheese

There was a time when home baked goodies were a part of my life. Then one day, children who need healthy snacks grow up and you stop doing those things. You hold on to the memories of who you used to be and every once in a while you get the chance to Play! again....more

Preparing For Your Second Act

It seems like we Boomers just don't want to retire.Even if we wanted to, most of us can't.With pensions a thing of the past, meager 401Ks, college expenses for our kids and job loss (need I say more?)  the retirement our parents enjoyed is something we'll never know....more


It’s Wednesday night, and the kitchen needs sweeping, 2 loads of laundry wait folding and another 3 need to be done. You’ve just gotten home from work with the kids, one child has a soccer game in an hour, and you’re other needs homework done. There is no ready dinner in the house, and your husband or partner is not available. Another Wednesday night, and oh, you have a big work proposal due on Monday. Looks like laundry waits, fast food in the car for dinner, homework done at the game, and a working weekend....more

I am more than a number... or a cookie

 I love the way the warm chocolate catches the light as it cools slowly from the oven. My husband makes the best chocolate chip cookies. They are golden brown, crisp on the edges, yet still soft and perfect in the middle. My mouth always waters waiting for them to cool down as he moves them from the cookie pan to the plate. It’s a treat, this loving thing that he does for us. A treat that I can never resist, even when I am supposed to be watching my diet....more

Share Your Story

“It’s not just your story”…....more

My Ironic Life; I live in Bali and I was feeling like shit

A few months ago we moved to Bali and I wasn´t feeling so great. It had been three months since I had written anything and that felt terrible too. One day I started talking to Julie from Next Life No Kids and after talking about #mommitment I knew I had to start writing "something". And this great post is what came out. I feel much better now but I always go back and read this to remember. ...more

Women Don’t Need Men, But Can We Admit We Want Them?

Comic by Tatsuya IshidaThis comic is sadly true....more
sarah.williams I am so happy that you found your dream guy :) I agree with you 100% everybody ...more

Be the Light

So this has been in draft from for far to long--YIKES!! Since turning 30, I have been quite reflective. While most people dread this milestone, I welcomed it. I saw turning 30 as a fresh start to a new era in my life. I want to commit this next season of my life to being the light. There is a lot of darkness in the world and I want to press forward by being the light through this blog, through my work, and through my life.  I read this in my devotional a while ago. Indulge me as a belated birthday present will you? Here it is:...more