Reflecting on Motherhood


I love being a mom. To be honest, my own mother didn’t do much to show me how to be a good mother. In fact, she showed me how to be a bad mother. Luckily, I had some really amazing women in my life to sort of show me the way, most importantly, my grandmother.  […]

Why do I write?

Why do I write?

When I first started my blog back in 2004 (has it really been 10 years now? ), it started as an experiment in curiosity. Social media was in its infancy and blogging was pretty new on the horizon. Back then , people were starting blogs to share their voice, say the things that they wanted […]

16 years

K, Tammy, Dan and Beck

Last week, my husband and I recently celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. 16 years married… hard to believe. Some days it seems like it hasn’t been 6 years and other days it feels that he’s been a part of my life forever. (that’s a good thing y’all) We’ve been through many serious ups and downs […]

I got bit by the travel bug


I just love planning trips for our family vacations. I’ve definitely become a loves-to-travel type of girl. I love getting out of our normal way of life and experiencing some adventure. I love visiting new places, meeting new people and seeing different areas of the US. I know most of this love of adventure is […]

Let’s have some fiction shall we ?


I’ve been working on writing a book lately as one of my 2014 goals and I thought why not share some of my non-blogging-full-of-fiction-writing with you! Here is a bit of writing that I recently did as part of a writing prompt exercise  called The Last 30 minutes. Let me know what you think … […]

5 goals for 2014


I know many people this time of the year are making and breaking resolutions. Personally, I don’t believe in resolutions. Goals are more realistic and sets you up for success. After all isn’t the point of resolutions is to make a permanent change to better yourself, your life,etc. Adventure. Love. Write. Earlier this month, I […]

41: Proud to be a 40-Something


The last year flew by and here I am wrapping up  fabulous birthday week! (yes , we do the entire week here in our house) I’m proud to say I’m 41. This year is much different than last year , that is for sure. Last year, I’m sure at this point I was crying over […]

The Best Advice I Ever Received

Best Advice I ever Recieved

So I’m participating in a Blog Hop with MidLife Blvd… and the question is what is the Best Advice I ever received ? Wow… that’s a good question. I’ve got a lot of wonderful advice over the years from lots of amazing individuals (and lots of unsolicited bad advice too! ) I think if you […]

5 things I hate about winter

i hate winter

Truth is I’m a Southern Girl. I love my sweet tea, SEC football and my warm temps!   I was born and raised in New Orleans.. we don’t really have winter there. It gets cold at times. . Honestly, I didn’t experience my first true winter until the year after I met my husband. What […]

My 2014 words – Adventure, Write and Love

2014 Goals - Adventure, Write, Love

Every year for the past few years , I’ve chosen a word or words to help guide me through that year. Sometimes the words are a perfect fit for what happens. Other times, the situations/circumstances that happen during the year that makes “my words” seem comical or even ironic at times. In 2013, I chose […]