The Cruelty

The Cruelty

So back in 2014, I had heard about a book, The Cruelty, by new writer Scott Bergstrom. I figured, why not yanno….new writers don’t become old writers unless we read their stuff. And the title intrigued me, so I figured I would give it a try. The Cruelty – an intriguing novel that introduces usContinue Reading

Birthday Cookies

Birthday Cookies

So today is my birthday. Yup, all mine. And this year, instead of a cake, I made cookies. Yummy, delicious cookies. Wanna know what kind? Ok, I’ll tell you. I made Banana Chocolate Chips Cookies. Oh. Em. Gee. So, I have always loved banana chocolate chip muffins and loaves, and often wondered if there wasContinue Reading

Knitting thru It

Knitting thru It

Knitting. Not something I EVER thought I would do and yet here I am. Finger-knitting. Arm-knitting. And I like it. Ha!!!! I am young, and hip and….wait, no I’m not. If I have to tell you that I am hip and young then I most certainly am not hip or young lol. And it’s ok.Continue Reading

Being a Parent (or The Hypocrite Oath)

Being a Parent (or The Hypocrite Oath)

Parenting. That wonderful world of telling the tiny humans in your home do as I say and not as I do. Or being a hypocrite. Sigh… I didn’t plan on being  hypocrite. I mean, I KNEW my mom was and there was no way I was going to be like her. And then I hadContinue Reading

Fixation Issues

Fixation Issues

Hello, my name is Hysterical Mom and I have fixation issues. <hearing you all welcome me by collectively saying ‘Hi HM’. I feel welcome.> I have SERIOUS fixation issues…….been that way for a while now. I starting looking for or needing something and then BAM! everything is about that one thing. My house is fullContinue Reading

When Writing Goes Blank

When Writing Goes Blank

I was totally charged and pumped and and full of ideas to write about back when I was sort of chronicling my LTYM experience. My goal was to use that fuel to get my blog back on track. Clearly, that didn’t happen. <SIGH….> I was admittedly bullied by my inner anxiety monster that my wordsContinue Reading

When My Butterfly Gave Me Wings

When My Butterfly Gave Me Wings

On Sunday, May 1st, I was honored to be a member of the 2016 Listen To Your Mother cast in Chicago. I wrote this piece on a piece of motherhood we do not always take the time to talk about because feelings. I hope it gives you pause to reflect on motherhood in your ownContinue Reading

All My Sisters and Pete

All My Sisters and Pete

Wow….. So many words have already been said about the experience that is/was Listen To Your Mother Chicago 2016. (See thoughts from Megan and Nina and Beth and Mollie) I am not sure I can say everything I need to say because overwhelmed. What an exhilarating experience! The entire experience was a roller coaster rideContinue Reading

Reality Check

Reality Check

So, I have been having an internal battle with myself about my place in the cast of Listen To Your Mother this year. My anxious mind had me convinced that I didn’t belong; that I wasn’t good enough to be with this caliber of writer, let alone be on stage. No one would want toContinue Reading

One (almost) Down

One (almost) Down

I haven’t written for a while and for that I am sorry. I have a need to bring you up to speed on where life has had me for the past year. Life has taken me to the Valley of Death, and then tattooed me with grief. In a little over a year, I becameContinue Reading