My Box of Life

Some people laughingly repeat that life is like a box of chocolates, but I disagree.   See, with a box of chocolates, you can sample back and forth, putting back the things you don’t like and starting a new.  And when it’s all said and done, if you get to the end of the box, there’s always […]

Saying Goodbye

I did my research. I spent time on Saturday looking online and making a few phone calls.  I took notes and even made a pros and cons list. I took my time, spending the afternoon out in the yard, mulching and planting and thinking it through.  J and I went out to Target and I […]

Slow Motion Monday

Ever have one of those slow “NOOOOOO” moments? You know, when you’re doing something totally normal that just somehow goes awry? Because that just happened to me. I was minding my business, working on fixing a terribly written brief that’s due today. (And I can say it’s terribly written without remorse because I wrote it… […]

New Mother Advice

This has been a sad week.  And if there’s one thing I have taken out of this week it is that I was uninformed as a new mother. See, I took J to the grocery store with me every time I went.  I enjoyed the oohs and ahhs from fellow shoppers.  I enjoyed having him […]

Write on Edge: RemembeRED

It is only half-light outside and sometimes still so dark that I blink once, then twice just to adjust to the stillness.  No matter how late or early my eyes open, there is always the spring bounce of the bed beside me; my sister is always awake first, rustling with sheets or books or whatever she has […]

Monday Morning Blues

I have a bad case of the Mondays. It happens to me every time J has visitation with his father or I have a lazy weekend where I’m sick as a dog and I don’t get to spend a lot of time with J.  I miss my kid.  I don’t like getting him up out […]

Red Writing Hood: Heartbreak

This week’s prompt was to write a fiction or non-fiction piece about heartbreak.  I combined a bit of both to create this: It was a slow process, the leaving that broke her.  It began with just an empty spot in the bed. She woke up at two in the morning and reached for him; he […]


My Ex husband wants to start dating. No, that’s not entirely true. My Ex-husband wants to start dating… me. I’m at a loss.  I don’t know what the right answer is to any of this.  I spent the better part of the last six months wondering what I did to make him stop loving me, […]

Same-Sex Marriage is None of Your Business

I don’t talk politics normally. I don’t go into my beliefs or ideas about life and love and government.  Mostly I leave all of that to the rest of you because you say it better than I would and because I’m hesitant to offend anyone. But my home state, the great state of North Carolina, […]

Saying Goodbye to the Baby

This weekend, I disassembled J’s crib. You know, the one I bought at the consignment sale when I was only four months pregnant?  I went out there with a co-worker and right inside the door, there was this white wood crib.  The only way to secure purchasing it was to stand there with my hand […]

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