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Middle-Aged Feminism

Are you like me when it comes to dealing with (most) men these days? HI. Hi. Instead of that 24/7, I’m trying to channel that energy into more positive, productive messages. But these men make it DIFFICULT. All day every day, I see little things men do and say to women that are awful. To varying... Read more »

In defense of the quitters

The word quit gets a bad rap. The mere thought of quitting makes some folks break out in hives.  You know QUITTERS NEVER WIN AND WINNERS NEVER QUIT and so on and so forth. Well, I’m here in defense of the quitters.  I’m here to say I’m a quitter and quitters do quit and are... Read more »

Let's Put on a Show!

I was told to act surprised when I got home.  Having received several texts and pictures and videos during the day of them rehearsing, I knew I was in for a bang up production of The Bubby and Bebe Show. I told Nikki* no way was I acting surprised. My boy had begged to put... Read more »
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Donna Day 2015: Baby You're a Firework

Today is Donna Day.  This year is the 4th year I’ve written about sweet Donna and her mama.  My previous posts are here and here.  I really loved those posts.  I love them as much today as I did when I wrote them. But it feels like we keep repeating ourselves.  Let’s work to stop that. The first... Read more »

What the heck are those 2-year-old toddlers eating?

Let's talk about how these little divided plates for $1 at Target have changed my life.  LOVE.  Scrambled eggs, Banana, spinach, rasperries, toast with jam and almond/coconut milk.
I get lots of “What the heck are those 2-year-old toddlers eating?” requests, so this is for you!  And PLEASE.  Keep in mind, this is what WE do for our family.  What you do for your family is perfect.  To each their own. Now that they are almost 2 years old (January 7th — Woot-yay for... Read more »

On Sobriety after 13 years

October 4, 2001 is my sobriety date.  It took several attempts to get here and even more attempts to stay here.  And I’m still not done, for each day I get up and I make the decision that I still want to be sober and I do what’s necessary to stay that way. Back then... Read more »
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What happened when I stopped asking for permission

Maybe it was being all jacked up on hormones.  Maybe it was the devil science.  Maybe it was that my desire to start a family was so much stronger than what my priorities had been prior to that period of time.  I’m not sure what it was exactly, but there was a point in time... Read more »

Tuesdays with Chicago

Taking advantage of a beautifully sunny Chicago morning, I ventured toward the DMV to change my address to my brand new license! Lo and behold when the questions came, the same old panic hit, but after a moment, with a clear conscious I could answer with nothing to hide.  With no lines and no trouble,... Read more »

Damn, I look good in this swimsuit

Our next door neighbors have a pool.  Both the mom and the teenage daughter are outside in the pool and just walking around their yard devil may care in their swimsuits all the time.  And I am in awe.  You see as far back as I can remember, to when I was a young girl,... Read more »
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Snapshots and Memories

Today we have a very special Guest Post from my Little Mama.  I told her she could have free reign and write about anything she wanted to, and this is what she chose.  She’s always been an evocative, thoughtful and beautiful writer and I’m honored she agreed to share with us here.   Hopefully she’ll... Read more »