• Motivation,  My Blog,  Writing

    Why I Use Scrivener

    Suffering from allergy-induced fuzziness, bronchitis and multiple trips to the doctor did not make for a happy person or productive writing. Hibernating and hiding from the cedar pollen and germs seemed like the ideal solution, but that route is not in the…

  • Motivation,  My Blog,  SAHM,  Writing

    Morning Commute

    As the house is emptied of husband and kids, I begin my morning commute towards my Cloffice. Being my own boss is dangerous territory for a Type-A pessimist.  This daily trek could be littered with landmines, traffic jams, and the occasional breakdown.  It’s always a…

  • Motivation,  My Blog,  Writing

    Why do I Write?

    A messiness embedded itself in my life this week. An internal feeling of icky confusion. I have learned that this stems from my tendency to over think. Situations are made more complex when I dissect details in my head. Dwelling…

  • Motivation,  Writing

    Chasing Fireflies

    Daylight taunts me.  Brilliant, sparkling rays of light cast warmth on my back.  The outside world is calling and it is hard to ignore. I carry on. Writing. Rewriting. Cherishing the few remaining minutes of quiet. Allowing the fireflies to breathe. Hearing the tick-tock of the clock…

  • Motherhood,  Motivation,  My Blog,  Self Image,  Writing

    Clarity in Acceptance

    The New Year has been quiet. Allowing moments of clarity. Days of reflection. Minutes of acceptance. And if the kids weren’t home, a few hours of peace. Whispers and echoes of past resolutions bugged me for the first few days of…

  • Motherhood,  Motivation,  My Blog

    Embrace the Sweetness

    A few years ago, I read the Slammed Series, by Colleen Hoover.  After reading the first book by her, I became an instant fan. Devouring everything she wrote. In this particular series, there are scenes where the characters discuss the “Suck and Sweet” moments from…

  • Family,  Motivation,  My Blog,  Self Image

    Life Happens for a Reason

    This week we dive into holiday festivities, delicious food, and memories of holidays past. Traditions wrap themselves securely around my household, reminding me that my kids are growing up. Soon it will be their turn to host holiday dinners and begin…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  Motivation,  My Blog,  Writing

    Loving My Life on the Wire

    Balance. This is one area that is not black or white. It’s a garish blend of tie-dye confusion with no rhyme or reason.  My balancing act lost its luster somewhere after child #2. Each year, my tightrope is raised a bit higher. With my…