My cousin Amy’s husband died last Friday. It was completely unexpected and she was not at all prepared for something like this. I wouldn’t have been prepared for something like this either. In an instant, Amy became a single mom to two teenage girls, and she needed to find a new home for the three […]
A Clean Slate
I spread myself way too thin in the last couple months, and it resulted in me just barely keeping my head above water. And when I say barely, I’m not exaggerating. My house fell into disarray. My parents could see I was close to drowning. So they came up to the house today and helped […]
Because Who Couldn’t Use A Feel Good Friday?
I get quite a few emails from readers. Every once in a while, one of those emails will turn into a back and forth conversation that unexpectedly turns into a friendship. And as a result, I have a couple Facebook friends who I “met” through the blog. This happened a couple years ago with this really […]
Should I take it?
Yesterday morning I had a conversation with a mom who I have met briefly before but who I don’t really know at all. I had never really said more than just hello to her. She is an elementary school teacher who has six kids, and when we realized how much we had in common and we […]
We get by with a lot of help from our friends.
Despite all the shit that has happened in the last week, some really great things have happened. So many people have helped and have offered to help. And I want you to know that if you have messaged or emailed me, I have read your messages, and once I get home, I will do my […]
All you have to do is ask.
So I’m teetering on the edge of a meltdown again. I know because I am crying for no reason and for every reason. Today at a swim meet, a friend of mine packed some individual packages of pistachios for her kids to have as a snack, and I looked at them and thought, Wow. Imagine […]