Happy Birthday;or What Now?

December is my birthday month and Sunday is my birthday. This is my personal “new year” and traditionally the time when I reflect the past year and plan for the fresh one on the horizon.     As you know, I’ve had lots of time on my hands lately (ahem) due to unemployment and now […]

On Transitions or “Good-bye Big Boobs!”

  When I was little I would put on my black leotard and stuff the chest of it with rolled up socks or oranges and act like I had boobs. #becarefulwhatyouwishfor I distinctly remember going to the laundromat with my mom and her good friend, Cindy, when I was 7 or 8. While they talked […]

Let’s Get This [frugal] Party Started!

Oh you guys, so much has been going on. I don’t even know where to start, I really don’t. You can catch up a little bit if you follow my Instagram account. That will clue you in a little bit! I also I just wrote this post on my simple living blog, a simple rebellion. […]

Shame and Courage – Part Two

 A few days ago I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and came across this image on the comedian Amy Schumer’s page: I didn’t hesitate to save the image and share it on my own page with the following comment: I am one of the one in four.  Shortly thereafter I got a text from […]

On Shame and Courage

A few days ago I posted this image of my 20-something self and my teenaged daughter on my Instagram.     I wrote this text to go along with it: I’m sure it seems vain to post this, but I’m working on honoring my body – in all the various forms and shapes it has […]

Where in the World am I?

In a funny way, in the way things often go, the last post I wrote on April 8 was prescient. I wrote it after reading the book Present Over Perfect and shared some of the quotes pulled from the book. Like this one: if someone gave you a completely blank calendar and a bank account as full […]