Category Archives: Uncategorized

Do you ever figure out who you are?

In July I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Emily from Words I Wheel By.  Recently she had a post, Finding My Role, that got me wondering: Do we ever figure out who we are supposed to be? I know I am not alone in thinking this is not where I thought I would end up in life.

The true question is more than just where you are now (or will be). More it is how do you define yourself? Emily believes it is an insecurity issue and I find myself agreeing when I think about my own roles and how they define me. Continue reading

Then I made everyone cry

This morning started bright and early. Bridget crawled into bed with me at 4:30 am. As she snuggled against my back I thought to myself, this is life. To have Bridget wake up and just crawl into my bed. All mornings should begin this way. Well, maybe begin after the sun has risen would be nicer.

The alarm sounds and my feet hit the floor as I begin the morning routine and then something went horribly wrong… Continue reading

Healing Stories

A few weeks ago at BlogHer 15 I was invited to be on a panel discussing the importance of sharing our journeys. I was honored to be asked by Care to the People to participate as I firmly believe our life has been made easier by sharing our “healing stories”.

I was on the panel with Sara of Stigma Fighters, Emily of Words I Wheel By and Angelle of Chemo Beanies. Three extraordinary women who show the strength and will to keep sharing their stories to heal themselves and others.

Thank you to Melody and the Care to the People team. It was a pleasure to meet all of you, answer your questions and share my healing story.

Random thoughts

Random thoughts on after a long car ride…

Ever notice that some men have 7 personalities?

Sleepy (on the couch at 7p)

Doc (thinks he knows everything)

Bashful (cannot go to the grocery store alone)

Sneezy (if there is a cold within a 7mile radius he has it)

Grumpy (when they don’t get their own way)

Happy (when not Grumpy)

Last but not least… Dopey (enough said!).

Of course not my husband….

Have a great day everyone!

Deep Breath

On May 9, 2015 under the care, thoughtfulness and support of our Directors (Phyillis Kim, Jessica Woodbury and Cheryl Stober) eleven woman stood up at the Old South Church in Boston, MA and told their stories.

It is surreal seeing myself in video. That is not what I look/sound like when I think of myself.  The awkward foot posture? That is all me! So deep breath, here I go….

Thank you to the friends who came and supported me that day. Thank you to those who could not attend but showed me your love and support. Thank you to Listen to Your Mother, BlogHer and SheKnows Media for the opportunity to participate. This is all so surreal to me.  I am still in awe that LTYM has happened.I could not have done it with out all of you.

Especially my cast mates. I never imagined I would walk away from LTYM having met some of the most fantastic, courageous women on Earth. Thank you for everything you did that day (including helping me open up a lipstick).

I don’t think I am very NYC

I’m getting a little nervous about this week. I am super excited to be a Voice of the Year. I cannot wait to meet Wil Freaking Wheaton. I am words beyond description to meet my blog friends for the first time in real life. It is the first time I will be in NYC. Well, other than the one bus trip where we went for the day (15 years ago). We had a Cape Cod Happy Hour on Trump Plaza and my husband’s butt ended up out the bus window on the way back. (Long story).  I think all we saw was the road the big toy store is on where there is that floor piano from the movie Big.

Nervous? No, I am scared as hell. Continue reading

Guess who forgot she was co-hosting this week?

Every week my first every blog friend, Kristi, hosts the Finish that Sentence Friday. A few months ago she asked for sentence prompts with the idea of whomever came up with the prompt would co-host that week. It was a great idea as it kept this long-lasting blog hop going. At least that is what I thought when I gave her the prompt, “My first job….” Continue reading

BlogHer 15 is next week!

As many of you know I am beyond excited to meet Wil FREAKING Wheaton next week when we receive our Voice of the Year Awards together. I know, he might not show. But of course he is going to show! I mean, come on I’m going to be there!

I have some other news I am overwhelmed to share. I was asked to be a speaker/panelist at BlogHer 2015: Experts Among Us. I know, I am so not an expert. Just a mom sharing her journey. I will be part of a panel at Care To The People’s “The Healing Power of Stories”. I will be joined by other woman bloggers who have used their blogs to share their stories in order to build a community. They probably have earned the expert badge! I’m just happy to included.

If you happen to be at BlogHer ’15 in NYC on July 17th, I hope you join me for lunch. You will not only meet some wonderful writers, have a chance to connect with others to build your village and best yet have a delicious meal! All attendees will also be entered into a drawing. I am not sure what the prize is, but it would be great to meet everyone in person.

You can RSVP here:

Hope to see you! Oh and if you see Wil FREAKING Wheaton make sure you bring him with you. Just don’t pull a Cousin Eddie and get us into trouble.