What I want, now.

Last year, right around this very time, I published a post called, What I Want, which was both a Holiday Wish List and a nod to The Spice Girls. Last November, I wrote, "There are so many meaningful things that I want this holiday season, and none of them can be held in my hands. I want for my family and ...

What I want

 I cannot start this post without acknowledging two important things: 1. I have a LOT about which to write. I have formulated at least a dozen posts in my head over the holiday weekend (about gratitude, parenting my daughter v. my son, Thanksgiving and what it means to me...) but, for now, this is what is flying ...

Dear friends

Dear friends (readers, acquaintances, supporters, the supported, #teamMEATes), I am sorry that I have been so quiet. Since I last blogged so much has happened. Some things have been amazing. My son turned 3 and we did something very special to honor him. I got to meet/hug/hang with Brett Dennen. Some things have been hard. Very, very hard. And so I have not ...

The other things

Not too long ago I wrote a post about the things that I would, without a doubt, never be able to do. No matter how hard I worked, the "never" things in that piece were unattainable and I could accept some of those things more easily than others. Not being able to marry a Kardashian? Fine. Not being able to Kardashian ...

Wrong About Me

Today, I took both of my kids to school. They go to different schools. I dropped my daughter off first. During the five minute drive from her school to his, I played this song twice. "Wrong About Me" (I am including a link to a live performance, but I also highly recommend that you check out the studio version). https://youtu.be/dFI-eR-VLHc And you ...

Olive & Spruce

This is the story of how I met my new partner, Olive & Spruce. It has gotten kind of serious, so I figured I had to share. Here goes: For a blogger, I am often late to technology parties. I was the last of my friends to start a Pinterest page, it took a lot of arm ...

I was a really good mom today.

I say that with no sarcasm, nor do I say it boastfully. I was a good mom today because I made myself proud. I have talked a lot about guilt, and my constant feeling (fear) that I am not _____ enough. In reality my life kind of went like this: I had one baby. Everyone was happy. I made innovative, ...

It really was no miracle.

What happened was just this... Last Fall, I made the very personal confession that I struggle with nightmares. Back then I was experiencing these bad dreams 6 out of 7 nights. I dreaded going to sleep. But it's gotten a lot better. Two nights ago, I had a nightmare, again. And then yesterday I had a really crappy ...

Anniversary 7

Today we celebrated our Anniversary 7. It's funny; I was going to say that it was the best Anniversary that I can remember, but then I read this post from three years ago and I realize that it is impossible to even try to compare. We are absolutely and completely different people than we were when ...

My WEEK in music.

Earlier this year I wrote about my band, Fox and the Hounds, and "My Year in Music." The truth is, if I had to site the three things that defined my past 19 months most, things that, in many ways, saved me from getting lost in a dark abyss, they would be: 1. My incredible network of loved ...