The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

I took a Method Writing class with the well-known Jack Grapes last fall, and I noticed a deep parallel with one of Jack’s writing techniques—called transformation lines—when I look at my life. He encourages us to use our transformation lines to…

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Tales of a Homeschool Mom

Tales of a Homeschool Mom

home·school·ing:ˈhōmˌsko͞oliNG/ noun: homeschooling; plural noun: homeschoolings; the education of children at home by their parents. Homeschooling was something my husband and I had always wanted to do for our son. We had gone back-and-forth with the idea since he was born.…

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9 Things That Make a Guy Good Enough for My Daughter

9 Things That Make a Guy Good Enough for My Daughter

I’ve been hesitant to write this because I didn’t want to piss off my baby girl, but here we go. In an ideal world, this is what I would want. In reality, I have no more control over this than which…

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Business Card Rules

Business Card Rules

In a few years, this post might be obsolete.  Some might argue that it already is.  But for the moment, this is the most important thing you need to know in the entire world.  I want to talk to you about…

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After 35 Years, I Finally Grew a Pair

After 35 Years, I Finally Grew a Pair

After 35 years, I finally grew a pair. That’s right, I finally stood up to a childhood bully. The end result of my adventure, however, is still quite a shock. Let me explain. I was bullied as a teenager as I…

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Retreat Not Retweet

Retreat Not Retweet

Shortly before the holidays I spent a magical week on retreat. I stayed in a cozy cabin nestled in 300 acres of virgin forest. A beautiful fresh water lake equipped with canoe was a brief stroll from my door and the…

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Summer Shaming: Why the Term “Bikini Season” Will Always Piss Me Off

Summer Shaming: Why the Term “Bikini Season” Will Always Piss Me Off

It usually starts right before January 1st of every year and continues, unabated, until around June. You know what I’m talking about: the onslaught of “bikini season.” Which means, as women (sorry, guys, but you’re left out of this one), we’re…

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9 Life Hacks Learned by Playing Soccer

9 Life Hacks Learned by Playing Soccer

You know that awkward question “What do you do?” I am a cook, cleaner, chauffeur, counselor, concubine, crazed lunatic a.k.a Mom., wife, fashion model, actress, writer,  but most notably … I am a soccer mom. There, I said it.  Who would…

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