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What happens when dreams don’t come true?

When I was pregnant with my first child something hit me and it wasn’t just that I’d probably never fit in a size 4 again or that I was about to create human food with my boobs (which still amazes me, by the way). It hit me that as soon as the baby was born…

Mom Hair

The other day I posted a picture of my feet strapped into a pair of new Target sandals. These cute little gladiator spin-offs with a wraparound ankle strap were the first non-athletic shoe purchase I’ve made post-partum. And by post-partum I mean I’m already one whole year into motherhood the second time around (is that…

A Thank You to My Second Born

Something special happened for me when you were born dear second child. When you were freshly plucked from my insides like a juicy little strawberry and held into the air for me to see, I exhaled all the worry I’d carried with me before that moment. And from then on being a mom has been…

The Hardest Part

It was a typical end of the week afternoon in my backyard when I realized what I dislike most about being a mom. My single best friend had stopped by for a visit. She was attempting to entertain my kids while I grilled dinner, me cursing myself for not bringing home a Costco rotisserie chicken…

Ahhhhh, freak out!

I have been crying on and off for the last hour. This is kind of funny because earlier today I planned to write about what an amazing weekend I had, how renewed and rejuvenated I felt, and how I finally felt a small burst of that second trimester energy. I was going to write about…

You Can’t Take It With You – Part 1

Death. I don’t have much experience with it. Until this last Christmas Eve, I’ve only see it twice in my family. The first was when my Uncle Gary died. He passed in a hospital bed with my aunt and cousins at his side. I loved Uncle Gary. Very much. And I was proud to see…

It’s all happening

I have been a writing, studying, house buying, baby growing MACHINE these last few weeks. Ever since I started studying for the California Bar Exam about 10 days ago, I’ve noticed something amazing happening to my fiction writing. When I sit down to do it, in the small window of time I’ve allotted myself between studying,…

Why Interviews Suck

You know what I hate? I hate it when the recruiting manager of a company tells you ALL about all the awesome things you’ll get IF and only IF you are ACTUALLY hired to work there. That was the first 15-minutes of my interview, a treatise on all the perks of being an X employee.…