Five Things Podcast

Hello! Hi! I've missed you! As you can see from the photos above, I have been busy. SOOO BIZZY. You know, with things like re-doing my bathroom, getting makeovers at my daughter's new salon, taking & printing photos at the dinner table with my girlfriends and dancing at Kellerman's. DIRTY dancing. In all seriousness, the collage above shows ...

Here I stand.

It was last Thursday night. I posted a video on my "Insta Stories", in which I lamented about being exhausted, run-down and oh-so-busy. To see me looking "terrible", as I had been told twice that day (out of love, I should mention), you can click here. At that moment, I was just sitting down to dinner--a frozen burrito ...

Stay with you

"I will stay with you through the ups and the downs, oh I will stay with you when no one else is around" Today is our 9 year wedding anniversary. 9 years ago today I took vows and a ring and a new name and a leap into a new chapter of my life. This past year has ...

Mug shot

This is a post about mugs. Yes, you read that correctly. More accurately, I guess, this is a story about mugs. I've recently published some heavy stuff on here, and though I always like to share the parts of life that are hardest (about "what hurts" as my main main Hemingway has advised)-- --and sometimes I simply post because I am fortunate ...

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 ...

Marriage

This morning, after reading the news and checking my social media feeds, I decided to take a quick look at what is going on in the celeb world. I saw all of the serious, tragic news stories (the ones that I have been following on the serious news outlets) featured on People.com, but I stopped when I ...

A decade.

(The photo above is the first digital picture that I have of us together. I was 20. I had just cut my own bangs. Those were the days.) Today is a special day. It is the ten year anniversary of my very last first date. Ten years ago today, K and I became an item. It was only one ...

Crunchy Stew

For our second installment of Together, Ever After we feature a warm stroy that so many parents will able to relate to in myriad ways; not just parents, but people. And so I welcome, with gratitude, Together, Ever After: Abbey's Story    Let me preface this by saying that I hate to cook. Everyone who knows me knows ...

Dear Current Husband

So, today started like this: https://instagram.com/p/49AmvkSz_2/?taken-by=mommyeverafter And, by the way, hashtag no nap. And our son just figured out how to watch Family Guy on the iPad. He's in stitches. So, it got me thinking... and since I have become a dedicated songwriter, I started to sing the Meghan Trainor song in my head. Perhaps it had to do with the fact that ...

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 ...