When I first started blogging, I felt so much creative freedom.  For so long, I was boxed in professionally– often told what I would write about, produce videos on, and so on.  Blogging felt like breathing and because of that, I often shared more thoughtful, Read More

written withHEART (new series)

Sep 26, 2014

May 2, 2014

Life is usually filled with the ordinary. Days and weeks pass without anything too eventful and then out of the blue, life hands us a healthy dose of perspective. I have had one such week– one full of emotion and contemplation and worry and love. A Read More

A WEEK OF REFLECTION

I have to choke it down every time– the mildly flavored, sharply crisp cookie– if you can even call it that. But choke it down I do. Every. Time. The whole thing, without a crumb to spare. Why? Well, sometime, somewhere, someone during my childhood Read More

GOOD FORTUNE

Aug 13, 2013

Aug 8, 2013

A couple of years ago, I overheard my husband describing my dad to someone. He said “he has white/gray hair.” “My dad doesn’t have white hair,” I said. “Uh, yeah he does,” Jon said. “No he doesn’t,” I insisted. “My dad has dark brown hair.” It took Read More

FREEZING TIME

“You can’t do that.” “You’re better at this.” “I want you to focus in this direction.” “Why can’t you be happy in this space?” “I think your strength is in this.” “Why would you want to do that?” “No.” There have been many times in my life where Read More

BOXED IN

Aug 5, 2013

Jul 26, 2013

I always love when I come across something online that inspires me.  Whether it’s a post from another blogger, a new line from a favorite store, or a deal, I always want to tell everyone I know who might be interested.  Lately, I’ve found a few I Read More

WHAT I’M LOVING ONLINE

Accidents happen.  When you hear that phrase so frequently, it almost takes away the weight of what really happened– the challenges and trials those affected by an accident of any kind face.  And you never think it’s going to happen to you.  That’s Read More

CODY’S DEADLINE

Jul 24, 2013

Jul 18, 2013

I had a different post planned for today, but in the wee hours of the morning as I was finishing things up, I learned the most saddening news about the sweet little boy of a dear friend of mine. After a short life on this earth, sweet little Paxton Read More

PRAYERS FOR PAXTON

Leaving my television news career has been a trial in careful self examination.  It has forced me to look closely at my goals, the motivation behind them, and put the last 8 years of my life under a microscope.  For many years I have been narrowly Read More

I’M READY…

Jul 10, 2013

Jun 12, 2013

We’ve been talking about it for years– a trip to New York city with my best friend, her husband, and my husband (who also happen to be the best of friends).  But, I wasn’t sure we could actually make it happen.  Life has a way of being a road block Read More

OUR ADULT ONLY TRIP TO THE BIG APPLE

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