Why I decided to leave some of my subpar old posts on my freshly redesigned blog. … Read More A Peek At My Former Self
I do not consider myself high-maintenance. As a mom and a writer, I often get so busy with deadlines and regular life, I don’t have time to take a shower every day. I wear yoga pants or jeans most of the time, and I only get my hair cut when my bangs are so… Read More Snails On My Face
Hey! It’s that time of year again, time for the 11th annual list of Unreasonable Goals. I’ll be 40 in 6 days, so as you may have guessed, this year is crazier and more unreasonable than ever! New twist- as part of my (now 40 goals) for the year, I included 12, 30 day challenges.… Read More Be Unreasonable With Me!
I ended up deleting my Facebook account earlier than I planned. I’ve had a really hard time with Facebook since I signed up for it many years ago. I am exactly the type of person it’s terrible for. I love gossip, and I also love helping people. I easily get sucked into dramas or giving… Read More Poof! I Disappeared!
It’s about to get real up in this piece. Why? I’m going to show you my underwear. Not my real underwear, underwear is the term I use for things you don’t want to show people but sometimes the wind blows up your skirt and you’re exposed. In this case, it has come to my attention… Read More Showing My Underwear
Not this drastic yet. via @johnnymip on Flickr/Creative Commons Should I write this post? I don’t know. I think I’ve written it before. If I wasn’t lazy I would l check. Here’s what it’s about: Social media. Time. Kids. Attention. During my residency I attended a panel on blogging and social media. What I noticed… Read More Enough With The Texty Texty.
I should be preparing for my 2nd MFA residency right now. You might envision me poring over books, furiously typing away on my computer, and you’d be correct. Those are things I need to do. But I am a 39-year-old married mother of 2 that is preparing for 10 days of no at home time… Read More The Weight
Recently, I learned that medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. Also hospital infection rates are quite high, especially in Maine where I live. In fact, Maine hospitals scored very poorly. I had to take my son to the ER today, because I thought he broke his arm (he didn’t) and I… Read More Dear God, Avoid the Hospital
A few months ago I posted about some health issues that caused me to make a major shift in my diet. If you don’t feel like reading the post, the short version is, due to chronic digestive health issues I started an extremely limited diet. I basically was restricted to meat, veggies, fruits, nuts, yogurt… Read More Quality of Life
I’ve been sick. As many of you know I have Ulcerative Colitis, and it’s been in remission for many years. In February, I started getting a pain in my side that wouldn’t go away, and went to my doctor looking for answers. Instead of seeing my regular doctor I saw one newer to the practice,… Read More It’s Hard To Be That Guy.