Perspective

3 Relationship Tips I Learned from Chris Rock

3 Relationship Tips I Learned from Chris Rock

Scott and I recently went to see Chris Rock at MGM National Harbor.  Because of the current state of affairs in our country, I’ve been trying to find ways to laugh more. We’ve seen a few recently, including Trevor Noah and Kevin Nealon. This was more »

Nature Can Help Put Things In Perspective

My long term work contract ended about two weeks ago and this is the first time in a very long time, I’m not employed. It’s unfamiliar and strange to not have something to get up and go to each morning (even if that means working more »

Reading Should Be Without Rules

About a year and half ago, I decided to start reading before I went to bed every night. I had long given up reading anything more than a magazine or a quick web article and realized I missed having some quiet, yet productive time each more »

Parenting: Does It Ever Get Easier?

It’s no secret that I’m not the tallest person — I’m around 5’3. Scotty, my husband, is 6’3. I figured when we had kids that they would most likely be taller than me. So, while it’s not a surprise that HB is now taller – there more »

Behold the View

“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” ― David McCullough Jr. I’ve been thinking about how much more »

You Are Not Alone

“We read to know we’re not alone.” ― William Nicholson, Shadowlands   This quote, by William Nicholson, in the movie Shadowlands, is one of my all time favorites and I turn to it for perspective often.  Shadowlands, a 1993 movie based on the life and love of C.S. Lewis’s life, is a more »

The Reality of Fear

I came across 23 BRILLIANT LIFE LESSONS FROM ANTHONY BOURDAIN and thought so many of them were worthwhile. I especially liked this one… “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. more »

Happy 11th Birthday Baby Nate

Happy 11th Birthday to my sweet, funny, stubborn, loving, sensitive little baby Nate. [WRG id=10878]

Twenty Years Ago

Me, a recent University of Arizona grad starting a new job – scared and excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. You, an Arizona native, who had started a few months earlier thanks to your Pops, who left an application on the shop’s chain link more »

Fake It Until You Make It

I’ve always said that I will be honest when I take to this blog — the triumphs, the struggles, the shit times and the great moments of my life. So be warned… The past few months I’ve been struggling. Struggling to remain focused. Struggling to more »