Dear Princess,


Dear Kayleigh, How is it possible that you are two years old now? It seems just like this morning I was holding after you made your less than three-minute labor into the world. It's probably weird to hear this but did you know I was dreaming about you three years before you were even born? … Continue reading Dear Princess,

Advertisements

Three Practical Pieces of Advice of Why You Really Do Need to Go To That Networking Event Today


No one really believes me but I truly am an introvert. I find humans incredibly frustrating and exhausting. And unpredictable. Which reminds me of grasshoppers which I REALLY dislike but that is a story for another day. I prefer the company of one or two people. Not in a crowd where I have to shout … Continue reading Three Practical Pieces of Advice of Why You Really Do Need to Go To That Networking Event Today

They Said I Should Be A Trash Truck Driver


When I was a little girl I had a very solid career path laid out for myself. I just knew I would be a nurse. Or a teacher. Or maybe teach about nursing. But definitely be a librarian or work in a book store or probably an office supply store. But then I would have … Continue reading They Said I Should Be A Trash Truck Driver

Fair Warning: Spectator Parents


My husband and I have been youth volunteer sport coaches since before our own kids were born. I love basketball. He loves soccer. We both dig kiddos. As much satisfaction that comes from teaching a kid the benefits of an active lifestyle, the fun of playing games with other kids your age, and gaining a … Continue reading Fair Warning: Spectator Parents

You can’t eat too many TUMS, right?


Do you know what it's like when you've been pressing against a seemingly impenetrable wall for years? Every fiber of your being aches with muscle fatigue, brain fatigue, tongue fatigue, writers fatigue, leadership fatigue, creativity fatigue, spirit fatigue, and attitude fatigue. At some point you realize that you just have a short distance to go … Continue reading You can’t eat too many TUMS, right?

Sign it in blood, just not yours


I hear a lot of good talk.I hear a lot of people saying they want to do something different.I hear words like "I've always wanted to, I dream about, I always thought that I could..."I hear words of wanting change, to be the change.But to be very honest I'm not seeing the follow through. I … Continue reading Sign it in blood, just not yours

Sometimes my poker face is my best side


I am a prideful, prideful woman. I am independent and I will figure it out on my own, thank you very much. I am guardedly transparent. I'm an excellent escape artist. Sometimes my poker face is my best side. I want to help people but I don't want them to know I need help also. … Continue reading Sometimes my poker face is my best side

11 things I learned in 2011 about starting a Non-Profit


I hear over and over again that I need to write a book about starting a non-profit from scratch and somehow becoming a full-time fundraiser at the same time. If I had time to breathe at all I'd be glad to do that. Might be a nice money maker for my non-profit. However, for now, … Continue reading 11 things I learned in 2011 about starting a Non-Profit