A Closer Look

20 years ago, during the spring semester of my sophomore year of college at the University of Illinois, this is what my dresser looked liked in the room I shared with two friends, living in our Alpha Phi Sorority house. You can see that I like pictures, trinkets, and mementos. I am a very sentimental person ....more

Actions Speak Louder

It’s not enough. Listening is good. Empathy is admirable ....more

What’s Your Alibi?

Where were you on Wednesday, January 13, 1999? Seriously. Do you remember? ...more

What Do You Hear?

I was just telling Abby about the voices I hear in my head… Example #1: When I forget to say, “please,” I hear my mom in my head saying, “Say, please, mom.” Example #2: When I say “good,” instead of “well,” when I should have, I hear my dad saying, “Or even, well…” Do you ever hear voices like that?! I am participating in my friend...more

Gatekeeping (12th Edition)

How are you feeling? What are your plans for tomorrow? Welcome to the twelfth edition of my “Gatekeeping” blog series....more

NIAW: You Are Not Alone Dealing with Secondary Infertility

As I sit and type this post, our 11-year-old son is doing one of his after school chores, unloading and loading the dishwasher, and our 5-year-old daughter is playing quietly in her room. Really? Seriously?! ...more

Eight Years in Eight Words

Eight years ago yesterday, on April 10, 2007, I began blogging. On past...more

Shades of Gray

I have a love/hate relationship with gut feelings. When they come over me, they are so hard to ignore. I feel pulled to embrace them and yet struggle with other factors that play into my perspective ....more

Today You Are 40

You are a wife. You are a mom. You are a daughter ....more