To say my daughter, Haley, is independent would be an incredible understatement. I guess that is what you get when you get inspiration for your child’s name from a comet. In the fifth grade, Haley wanted to quit Girl Scouts because she just didn’t … [Read more...] about The Red Hair-ing
One morning just over a year ago, I got that call. You know the type of call I am talking about. The type of call that you never want to get: something is wrong, something is terribly wrong and you must come quick. It was my mom. She had fallen and … [Read more...] about The Word That Changed My Life
Suicide is not a fun topic, but I feel compelled to write about it nonetheless. Please consider this your warning that there are Deep Thoughts below. When someone such as Robin Williams, who has been a part of our lives, making us laugh in our living … [Read more...] about Sometimes You’re the Windshield, Sometimes You’re the Bug
I have always had freckles. Truly, I have so many freckles you couldn’t count them all if you had two entire days! I even have one on the bottom of my left big toe! To say that I hated them as a kid would be a huge understatement. In school, kids … [Read more...] about Freckles, Love and All
I'll admit it: I’m a chick flick fan. One of my favorite movies is Failure to Launch. It is funny and bittersweet—my favorite combo and it has more than a couple of stars from my beloved Lone Star state. But what really makes me love it is that it … [Read more...] about Are You Leading Your Life Or Are You Failing to Launch?
As I am writing this today, I have a sick kid at home. Which means it’s not exactly a perfect workday. But it has provided the perfect opportunity to talk about an ogre I and a lot of people meet everyday – perfectionism. Normally, my daughter is way … [Read more...] about Perfection is Overrated, Take it From an Ogre