My Haiti Surprise

I have been struggling to find words to adequately describe our trip to Haiti. When words fail me, my camera lens saves me.  There were moments that putting my camera in front of my face was the only thing keeping me from weeping.  Who am I to weep? I was only there as a witness, […]

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F**k You, Schizophrenia.

Fuck You, Schizophrenia. Because I hate your very name. It’s long and no one knows how to spell it. Your stupid name has replaced a perfectly lovely name. His name is “Dan” and he is my brother. Because it isn’t socially acceptable to blame my parents for schizophrenia. I rather enjoyed blaming them…those were good […]

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Meet Team Haiti

“Team Haiti” is home safe and sound.  The She Said Project started with a simple premise: everyone has a story. Last week, these women not only listened to the stories of Haitian women, they also added a chapter to their own stories. Today, the 12 women who shared this trip will go back to their […]

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Goodbye, Peter Rabbit

Saying “Goodbye, Nursery” When I was pregnant with my firstborn, my mister and I painted what would become the nursery. I clearly remember saying to him “It is going to be so weird having another person in the house with us.”  This makes me chuckle because we then had four babies in five years. I […]

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That Time I Stepped Into My Computer Screen

There were book signings… “I would love to sign your book…as soon as I shovel this into my face.” There were the roommates… I roomed and color coordinated with Kelley from Kelley’s Break Room and Jen from People I Want To Punch In The Throat.  (Jen was also our fearless leader in I Just Want […]

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I Would “Say Anything” For A House Tour!

*Join me on Instagram and share your favorite #hometownhouses. “SAY ANYTHING” I love this house and I MUST have a tour. I would do anything.  I would sweep for you.  I would water for you. I would be a gracious guest.   I would greet your neighbors. Call me. I would wait patiently. Photos by […]

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What NOT To Say During A Mammogram!

It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, y’all. You know what that means. It’s time to take care of your breasts, boobies, big girls, sweater puppies, ta-ta’s, or in my case- 36Longs.  I dealt with the stress of a mammogram the way I deal with most things- humor. I don’t know if the technician appreciated my […]

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A House Tour…And Outtakes

*This oldie but goodie was originally posted in 2012 Remember my neighbor, friend and decorator extraordinaire, Karen Devine?  Within weeks of each other, Karen and I both turned Forty-licious.  Karen celebrated her birthday on a warm, sunny beach with an ocean view.  I was happy for her. Really.  In our neighborhood, many neighbors have keys […]

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Good Mothers Garden With Their Children…Right?

Good mothers plant gardens with and for their children.   Good mothers fill their widdle children’s bellies  with fresh food from that garden. Good mothers don’t produce children that use every stinkin’ tomato for pitching practice against the old sycamore tree. My husband might point out that an early morning threat announcement – “Tonight we will […]

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