Posts in category "gratitude"

How one hour completely turns my life around to gratitude

What can happen in one hour that is so completely transformative, so entirely life changing, so utterly unbelievable? I walk into a room with other like minded individuals.  We don’t all agree on everything, hell on most things, but on this one thing, we agree we need each other. I walk into a room of... Read more »

Baby book it: The more things change, the more they stay the same

Motherhood can be isolating and lonely and frustrating – yet at the same time and maybe with a bit of perspective – the best thing ever and most importantly, HILARIOUS. My little mama recently sent me a package in the mail.  She’d found my baby book – the one she put together about me.  I... Read more »

I am really good at peeling oranges

You know the ones.  The cuties. The little mandarins that are probably genetically modified (HORRORS) or bad for us in some way – please spare me – to be easier to peel for kids. Not my kiddos yet though.  They need me to peel them still.  AND SO I PEEL. I peel and I peel... Read more »

The Girl on the Train Made Me Remember: Blackouts are Not Normal

I usually don’t see myself taking a drink.  It’s more the aftermath. The stretch of time between being drunk and what happens next is what is most terrifying.  All of a sudden in what seems like a 5 minute period of time, I’m back on my face with nothing to cling to and nothing to... Read more »

I Got Nothing Done this Weekend and I Have No Regrets

Going into work on a Monday (or Tuesday this week), the common question is “What did you do this weekend?” or “How was your weekend?” And my answer has always been some version of, “Had a great weekend. We didn’t do very much but it was awesome.” And then I hear about concerts or trips... Read more »

6 Years of Marriage Feels Like Forever

How in the world has it only been 6 years?  This 6 years of marriage feels like forever in the best possible way.  Like we’ve always been together. Maybe it’s because we’ve known each other most of our adult lives, even when we took that little 12 year break and many other turns to get... Read more »

The View from the Side

If you sit on the couch with them while watching a program, you can catch it.  The view from the side.  The profile view.  These two kids who, when head on are adorable and challenging and funny and just spitting images of you and your mate, look like completely different kids.  It’s amazing what you... Read more »

We are All in Recovery from Something

I think maybe we are all recovering from the moment we are born.  From the moment we are pushed from that warm, all enveloping, safe space out into this cold, hard world, we are recovering.  Finding our way.  Forging our path.  And the thing is, recovery never stops.  Hopefully. We are all in recovery from... Read more »

Dear Mom: I Get it Now

For all the times you woke up early to make sure we had a good breakfast before school or activities, I get it now.  You packed our lunches and had snacks and dinner ready when we got home.  You wanted us well fed and nourished to be the best we could be that day. For... Read more »

Happy Fancy Pants Big Shot - I Mean Administrative Professionals - Day!

Happy Fancy Pants Big Shot – I Mean Administrative Professionals – Day! Happy I Just Work Here Day. Happy HOW DO YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS Day. Happy Would You Like Cream or Sugar in Your Coffee Day. Happy WHERE IS EVERYBODY?  Don’t Worry, the Admins are Here Day. Happy Joanie Holloway Anything is Possible... Read more »
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    I'm a grateful drunk who doesn't drink (sobriety date 10/4/2001), a smoker who doesn't smoke and a mom of boy/girl twins from IVF born 1/7/13. I'm grateful for the good the bad and the ugly. It's great to be alive!

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