13 Ways Not to Be Bored on Maternity Leave

13 ways to battle boredom On Maternity leave

A guest post by Samantha Rodman Maternity leave sounds really awesome until you start to itch with boredom.  If you’re used to working at least 8 hours a day, it can be tough when your main productive activity is reading Goodnight Moon to a baby that won’t understand what a book is for at least […]

Mary Lambert makes me want to wear my #HeartonmySleeve

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“I’ve got bi-polar disorder My shit’s not in order I’m overweight I’m always late I’ve got too many things to say I rock mom jeans, cat earrings Extrapolate my feelings My family is dysfunctional But we have a good time killing each other” Truer words may have never been said about me, except they’re not […]

Style and Function reborn with Mission Belt


Once school started we were knee deep in clothes; old clothes, new clothes, hand-me down clothes… It is a never ending epic battle to sort through and figure out what fits and what doesn’t every year and a house of three boys, clothing is a revolving door. Enter Mission Belt; a unique 100 percent leather […]

To NaNo or not to NaNo, that is the question


Every year I sign up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and every year I fail. In some way or another things, life, my own self doubt, gets in the way of me finishing my novel and seeing it in completion. If you’re not familar with NaNoWriMo, it’s a marathon writing event during November. Writers […]

Sometimes Life is still like High School: Dramatic and Overrated.

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ETA: there’s an update to this at the end (because just when I thought it was over, it’s clearly not). Where do I begin? That’s what any good writer asks before telling a story. The beginning is too far back. Right this minute doesn’t give enough information… Let’s start with mostly present day: Approximately three […]

The wedding does not make the marriage

The wedding does not make a marriage

February 29th, 1996 started like any other day; I got up with Bug, who was just two months old, nursed him, played with him and dressed him. Brian ran out to handle a couple of errands. When he returned we both dressed in our Sunday best; Brian in a new suit and tie, me in […]

All Present and Accounted For – Monday Motivation

All Present and Accounted For - Monday Motivation

In this moment, I am having a hard time concentrating. My mind is bursting with a hundred other things; tasks I have to do, things I want to do, places I need to go, my calendar (it needs updating), deadlines to meet and things I know I won’t get to today or even this week. […]