How do you go on?

My friend Charley died on Sunday. He was 34 years old. He leaves behind a beautiful wife and a 6 year old son. From what I know, which isn’t much, Charley died of complications from multiple sclerosis, and it was somewhat sudden. Although I hadn’t seen them in probably over two years, Charley and Christian […]

Rule 16: Give Yourself the Little Blue Box

This is part of an ongoing series chronicling my attempts to regain a bit of my sense of self, and my sanity, by implementing Elizabeth Lyons’ 32 Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom. Subscribe to my RSS feed to follow my experiment, and check out the rest of the posts in the series! I’ve mentioned more than […]

An Attitude of Gratitude #18

Welcome to my Sunday Attitude of Gratitude! Read here to find out why I started this weekly gratitude post. If you have something you’re grateful for or something that made you happy, write a post or make a list and link up, or leave me a comment!   This week I was grateful for:   […]


I was uninspired to write a post commemorating my wedding anniversary this year. Nothing against my beloved on our special day; the words just weren’t coming to me. Which sucked, because I’ve done an anniversary post for the past 2 years that I’ve been blogging. Then Tuesday happened. I had serious issues with Tuesday. A […]

Wedded Bliss?

Can anyone tell me if my house is still standing? Or have the children gone all Lord of the Flies on my husband? Yes, I’m still gone! I’m having a great time! I may never come back! Wait, it gets wicked cold up here in Iowa in the winters. I’m not made for that. Ok, […]