Life takes us many places we never intended. Some good. Some bad. All part of our path, I believe. One of the biggest surprises people don’t realize about me is how I was quite sure about one thing in my life: I never wanted children. This philosophy was met mostly with a laugh and pat […]

February 3, 2018

An Ode to My Son…

My son turns 12 years old today. He enters middle school this year. He has changed so much, grown up, and sometimes my heart aches when I see how far he’s come. How far we’ve come together as a family. The below post has nothing to do with writing, but on being a mother. It […]

February 3, 2017

On Birth…

School is open next week. I’m just as sick and sad as the kids. Yes, I haven’t worked on a regular schedule all summer, and am way behind my next deadline, and practically deserted my fabulous Probst Posse street team and only Facebooked posts about vacations and cocktails and foods I shouldn’t be eating but […]

August 30, 2016

The Top Ten Sucky Mom Moments of the Summer!

It all begins with a story. Once upon a time, we were in Kohls and my son spotted a simple purple stuffed rabbit. He wanted it. I said no. He had a tantrum and I said I wouldn’t put up with that type of behavior and dragged him out of the store. At the time, […]

June 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Purple Bunny…

This is my new favorite expression.  When I guiltily watch episodes of “Say Yes to the Dress”  the bridal consultant tells  his associate to “jack up” the bride to close the sale. This consists of putting on jewelry, a veil and giving her hair an upsweep. Suddenly, the bride is transformed and the dress seems […]

September 24, 2010