Cheers to the New Year

It's been a little over a month. I've been a little quiet. We've had some big changes. Tom landed a job back home. Our family is knitted back together in close proximity again. It's been an adjustment and it hasn't been as awkward or uncomfortable as I was anticipating. Not that it's uncomfortable to live …

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Village

Out of my 29 (soon to be 30) years of life on this earth and being a woman... my experience with other women that are with the 'village' mom groups: NO. Just no. Not for me in the slightest. Being a new mom, I get invited to a lot of online village groups. I don't …

Dear Elsie

Dear little one. My sunshine. My heart. This world is dark. This wold has many lost souls and many misguided anger. There's violence, there's angst, there's selfishness, simply put: there's evil. Hearing these stories of shootings, domestic violence, neglected children, addiction, natural disasters and bombings brings a whole new feeling now that you're a part …

Cold as F@#$

It's that time of year where EVERYONE is thinking and/or saying 'Why, oh why do I live here'. It's cold as fuck. Windy and cold. However, with all the windchill, stupid cold winter weather and way too early snow fizzles, the people here are always warm. Warm in personality and character. We carved our first …

As I Sit

Currently, at this moment, I hear loud music from twenty one pilots flooding from the living room into the bathroom as I occupy the porcelain throne. The throne that once used to represent privacy, solitude, satisfied 'duties', an escape to read and a place to sit in peace. Now I hear the constant clinking of …