I’m Home From Vacation, But I’m Not…

I was only slightly embarrassed by my chunky white thighs.

For the second year in a row, we took the kids to stay in a cabin just outside the Smoky Mountain National Park. My (Cherokee) grandmother is from that area and we had family there so we went there allllllll the time when I was a kid. I took HH there when we first got married and now we get...


What Happened When I Left My Family for Three Weeks…

Des Moines VBAC Workshop

p5rn7vb I did it. I made it through three weeks living away from my family, three weeks of my field practicum, and three VBAC Workshops (holy crap! That’s a lot to pack in 21 days!) I started in Des Moines, Iowa with this lovely group of women… We had so much fun learning together that day, we went out afterwards...


What is the Point of it All? (Vlog)

FireShot Screen Capture #017 - 'What is the point_ - YouTube' - www_youtube_com_watch_v=R9MQF_TxbZM

I’m trying to get creative today and video-blogged in an unusual place. You know the score: if you like ‘em, hit play, if you hate ‘em, come back next time. I’m hoping that some folks will leave their thoughts on the subject matter in the comments. As always, I’d love your feedback, opinions, and advice.


The Artist’s Tortured Soul.

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On Sunday afternoon, I sat at my desk finishing a homework assignment while HH ran a few errands. I hadn’t seen any news events of the day, nor had I even visited facebook yet. When HH came home, he walked over to my desk and said, “Such a bummer about what happened to Philip Seymour Hoffman, huh?” My heart immediately...


When Life Gives You Lemons, Part Two…

bootindress

The first three weeks of this year were pretty much bullshit. Between that damn flu and the broken/dislocated toe, I really worried that this year had nothing but bad news in store. But Friday marked a little change in the weather (not the actual weather, oh hell no, that’s still pulling that Polar Vortex shit up in these parts, but...


When Life Gives You Lemons, Squeeze the Juice in Your Eyes and Scream

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Do you ever find yourself in such a foul mood that you don’t even want to be around yourself? That’s how I’ve felt this week. I’ve been angry: angry at circumstances and angry at my reaction to the circumstances. Let me take you back a bit: My husband’s birthday and our anniversary are two days apart, and both dates fall...


No Good Day Goes Unpunished.

Me in my pre-party glow snapping selfies for #365FeministSelfie

This morning I woke up so excited to write all about what a wonderful time I had at The Good Mother Myth Chicagoland Book Release event that I hosted this past weekend. It turned out to be one of the most fun and fabulous days I’ve had in a really long time. Everything looked perfect, I happened to be having...