Chaos Fuels My Creativity

Chaos Fuels My Creativity


“How do you write best? What’s your ideal situation?” Well…let’s see. Right now the Women’s US Soccer Team is playing on the big television in the living room with three children in front of it commenting loudly on each and every play. I’m standing in the kitchen with my back to the island. On the … Continue reading

Worst Western – A Cluster Story

Worst Western – A Cluster Story


“Down the last hall over there is the nearest bathroom.” I looked at the woman behind the reception desk with utter disbelief. I asked for a trash bin because my daughter, suffering from heat exhaustion, was feeling nauseous as we were checked into our hotel for the night. I honestly hoped my girl would barf in … Continue reading

Food for Music Brain


I can’t even begin to comprehend the amount of space occupied in my brain by lyrics to songs. Old songs, new songs, kids songs, church songs, camp songs. Songs I wish I could forget and songs I didn’t know I knew. If only this amazing power of lyrical recall could be harnessed for good. World … Continue reading

Sobbing Showers….

Sobbing Showers….


This morning SEFS (Second Eldest Female Spawn – age 9) had a massive meltdown. Let me back up and set the scene. Monday night was ball. For all the girls. We didn’t get home and get them to bed until 9:30. (Keep in mind I’m Evil and they go to bed by 8pm at the … Continue reading

Diamonds and Dreams


Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s … Continue reading

Geeks, Dorks, and Mean Girls

Geeks, Dorks, and Mean Girls


Lately there’s been a lot of discussion about mean girls. Maybe that’s just in my house as I have a child in at the start of what I consider to be the most challenging years we’ll spend together. Middle school.  And beyond. How is it possible we haven’t eliminated the mean girl persona?  I don’t … Continue reading

Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee!

Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee!


Mom. Mother. Mama. Ma. MOM! Mommy. Moms. Somehow we have become mothers like our mothers before us. I understand the mechanics of how and deeply appreciate the why. But there isn’t an instruction manual. If you buy a crib at IKEA it comes home with instructions in several languages. And the instruction set you mostly … Continue reading