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

Strength, Courage and Wisdom

Strength, Courage and Wisdom

As the 2016 Listen to Your Mother submission date and time neared, I wondered if I had what it took to submit. I mean, who wants to listen to me talk about something I learned from my mother? I have friends who are so amazingly awesome that had been in previous casts, so I knewContinue Reading

The Joy Inside My Tears

The Joy Inside My Tears

I am pretty sure that Sir Stevie Wonder did NOT have grieving in mind when he released this song back in 1976. He also had no idea of how poignant it would be 38 years later. Or how it would speak to my grief 39 years later. This song has been the theme to myContinue Reading

New Traditions

New Traditions

This holiday season, my family had to adjust to a new first – a holiday without my mom. While we journeyed through our collective sadness, it was important to me to make sure we remembered the spirit of the season and allowed the children to be children. In that vein, I decided a new ThanksgivingContinue Reading

Oh Spring, where art thou?

In my neck of the woods, we have 2 seasons, Winter and the rest of the year. Summer,Spring and Fall have a tendency to come and go as they please – sometimes in the same day. This year, Winter has decided to take over the ENTIRE weather system and wreak havoc on our souls. Collectively,Continue Reading

Happiness is…Forgiveness

Happiness is…Forgiveness

Happiness! One of my most favorite topics.  That’s why I’ve joined host and bestselling Publisher Linda Joy as a Sacred Sponsor of the Choosing Happiness Crusade and Video Series.  This inspirational series features 30 intimate soul-inspiring video conversations created to inspire YOU to believe that despite the messiness of life – happiness is within reach.Continue Reading

The Day After Today

The Day After Today

Like me, most of you are about to eat the feast of the month – Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, dressing, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, cornbread, collard greens, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, pound cake…….whew, let me stop now, I am making myself hungry 🙂 and we aren’t eating til 6p. Anywho…….someContinue Reading