My Right to Exist

In many friend groups, politics is an off limit topic of conversation. In many cases, the same is true for me. My closest friends have a myriad of different leanings and viewpoints, all influenced by our life experiences. Political beliefs have never prevented us from being friends, but occasionally a viewpoint with pretty glaring racial …

“Mom! I’M A SWAN!”

Every year on April 2, I share a YouTube video to my personal Facebook page. When my kids were little, they LOOOOVED Jack's Big Music Show, but none loved it more than my oldest. For the sake of his privacy, we'll call him George. On a particularly busy day several years ago, while running between …

Out Of The Box

When I was 14, my "One True Love" ™️ was my best friend. He and I had known each other longer than either of us could remember. We had similar interests (mostly books and language) and our families had been wishing us together since before we stopped believing in cooties. Their 'ship game was so …

Early morning musings

I already have a blog entry for today. I put it together bit by bit throughout the week and scheduled it for noon. I'm up partly due to a lifelong battle with insomnia, and partly because of anxiety. All night brain parties FTW! 🤦🏾‍♀️ Don't worry, this will be short. I'm in one of the …