Elizabeth Flora Ross

Elizabeth is a Florida mom who has recently rediscovered her passion for words. She blogs about her struggles and successes as a writer and a mom at The Writer Revived. She is the author of Cacophony: How The Mommy Wars Have Reached New Heights Online and Today’s Mom Simply Cannot Win, which she is currently working to get published. In March 2011 she launched The Mom Pledge, an online campaign to eradicate cyber bullying among moms. She is a featured contributor at Moonfrye.com.



Slice of perfect

My friend Jill Krause at Baby Rabies is doing a fun challenge. It's called the...more

Boneyard Beach

So as I mentioned earlier in the week, I set off on a special adventure last week. The goal, do something for me. And also flex my creative muscles....more


The past 15 months have been the most intensely emotional, painful and taxing of my life. I have only shared snippets here; there is much to the story I have not told. I will write about it someday ....more

A close encounter

Remember the owls I wrote about the other day? Well, last night at dusk as I was cleaning up the kitchen, I heard them. So I went out of the deck ....more

The circle of life

Several weeks ago, just days after my dad had died, our neighbors found a deal barred owl in our yard. From what they witnessed, it seems a murder of crows had killed it. Whether they had physically attacked it or harassed it to the point it flew into something, we do not know ....more

Big feelings, small child

SB seems to have entered the anger stage of grieving. And it has been overwhelming us all. While she has been able to express her sadness effectively and we have had success supporting her through those feelings, the anger seems to be too much for her ....more

An incredible honor

So I had something really interesting and extremely exciting happen. I won a National Geographic photo contest. Me, the writer ....more


Over the weekend, we celebrated Dad's life with family and friends. It was at once joyous and melancholy. Inspiring and exhausting ....more

Happy, sad

The other day, as I was preparing dinner, SB came in to the kitchen. She looked completely forlorn....more


My father passed peacefully at 5:01 this morning. I was not with him at the moment of death, but had been for the days and hours prior. Thursday and Friday, dad was hanging on ....more