The Most Magical Thing Happened to ME

It wasn’t a dream. I woke up on Mother’s Day inside of this castle: I am not kidding. Read the full story over at As Dreamers Do ....more

10

…in continuing my teary tributes, I must now brag about my daughter, the child who has had her own hashtag since I can remember… #AllHailHala is no joke. The hashtag may have started out that way, due to her demanding nature and poise that can be described as nothing short as that of a blue blood…but it and she have become so much more over this decade of her existence. A decade ....more

12

It’s that time of year again…where I get all teary eyed and brag about my children endlessly. That’s what you get when both your kids are born in the same month… ...more

The (Digital) Kids Are Alright

I really think you need to suck it up and realize what was normal for US as kids is not normal for OUR kids. Sure, get fresh air, get exercise, go play outside…but let’s face it, when it comes to ‘play a game’ or ‘read a book’ all of that is now done digitally. Yup, that means their iPads or their computers or their phones…ONLINE ....more

God in my Grilled Cheese

I think I have a twisted relationship with the chaplain at Henry Mayo, the hospital where I’ve found myself too many times in the past 3 months and where I find myself in bed and typing this blog post. Ok, so it’s probably just a very twisted relationship on my part…although NOW I think he’s in on it, maybe. Maybe it’s wrong to call it a “relationship,” but...more

Ashes

I’ve been swearing like a sailor lately. For no other reason than the kids are a bit older and they know not only what each cuss word means, but that they aren’t allowed to use them (unless on the family bed or to ask questions or…well, under circumstances we’ve agreed upon as a family). I’ve also discovered how much I missed cherry blow pops and rock candy and the sugar from candy has essentially made up the bulk of my diet for the past year ....more

#WomensLives

In between Madonna taming dancing bulls in her Matador outfit and Kanye nearly interrupting Beck’s acceptance speech you may have noticed someone even more controversial on the Grammy broadcast: President Barack Obama. Speaking to the audience via video, President Obama challenged the artists and all of us to STOP violence against women. Not your usual performance, however coupled with a strong statement by a domestic violence survivor and a haunting song by Katy Perry, the President’s message was clear…we ALL must be part of the solution ....more

The Fairy Godmother and My Glass Slipper?

This has been siting on my desk, or shelf, or wherever in our bedroom for about three or four years now. Maybe two. I’ve lost track ....more

So yeah, that

Three hospital stays since returning from Hawaii. Not entirely how I envisioned the past 6 weeks. I’m coping ....more

40

I’ve been wanting to write and write and write and write and write… I turned 40....more