Five generations strong

Five generations strong

Every once in awhile a something comes across on my Facebook that makes me cringe: a post or a share or a dramatic declaration that oozes feminism. To be clear, I should say that I don’t believe feminism to be a bad thing, strictly speaking. Different but equal, if you will. Modern society, though, has bastardized the concept. I liken it to the ripple effect of hazing. Like when upperclassmen spend a year or more … Continue reading Five generations strong

Gorgeous ideas for a travel-themed home office

Back to You with Wayfair

This post is sponsored by Wayfair. I was compensated for writing it, though all opinions are my own. Hello, pretties! How are ya’ll doing? <— Did you catch my pronoun usage there? Our Alabama move is creeping ever so slightly closer; I hope you’ll excuse my trying the vernacular on for size. I also hope you’ll excuse my excitment about the move. I’m sharing a photo of the building progress later on in this post … Continue reading Back to You with Wayfair

Visiting the Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Al

A visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

**Special thanks to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for hosting my family’s recent visit. All opinions and experiences are genuinely mine.** During our most recent trip to Huntsville, we made visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center a top priority. Given my husband’s field of expertise and my son’s inclination to all things engineering, I suspected it would be a destination we would all enjoy and indeed I proved to be right about that. … Continue reading A visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

There Came Life

There came life

Right now, life in transition roars like static in my ears. It rushes in blurred streaks like cars on the freeway. It is neither here nor there but clustered in tight bunches, dotted across the map. Within upheaval there is the risk of certain memories fading and so I’m pressing an inconceivable pause button long enough to record the moments I don’t ever want to lose. It was a Friday morning. I woke and went … Continue reading There came life

Big changes coming to Arizona healthcare

*This is a sponsored post written by me for Theranos. All opinions and experiences are genuinely mine.* Twice a year, and sometimes more, I have to take Cassidy to the lab for blood tests that monitor her thyroid levels. It’s a terribly inconvenient process that always involves visiting the doctor to have him issue an order for the lab work. From there, we have to make a trip to the lab at the hospital to … Continue reading Big changes coming to Arizona healthcare

A prayer for my daughter

A prayer for my daughter

First, Lord: divine patience. These last days bring an achy back and little feet between ribs and a tendency to wish away the hours. Give her patience. And faith in your timing. May she be Courageous but Tender enough to be moved by the miracle within her for it’s the courage that will carry her through contractions, and tenderness that she’ll need on the other side. When the epidural is offered, May she draw from … Continue reading A prayer for my daughter

Balsamic grilled veggie kebabs

Balsamic grilled veggie kebabs

Is it just me, or is one of the best things about spring & summer meals the ability to prepare them outside on the grill? What that means to me is that my grill master husband takes on dinner duty–score! Grill meals also allow for more spontaneity, I think. Such is the case with these yummy Balsamic grilled veggie kebabs. They’re an awesome side served up along with your favorite grilled chicken or burgers. Or … Continue reading Balsamic grilled veggie kebabs

Open letter to my mom on Mother's Day

Open letter to my mom

This being the week leading up to Mother’s Day, I decided to spend it focusing on the mothers in my life. I only have one that I call my own, but there are several other mothers who matter to me. I started with a letter to my grandma, and then wrote one for my daughter. Today’s letter is to my mom. Dear Mom, I’ve been saving this letter for last because I knew it would … Continue reading Open letter to my mom

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