The Dreaded Decade

  I remember when the first month had passed. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard your laugh or felt one of your loving hugs in thirty days. Unfathomable. Today marks ten years. The dreaded decade mark I can’t believe is here, a decade since our last mother-daughter moment. It seems impossible that I have moved…

The Odd Coffee Cup

IN HONOR OF MOTHER’s DAY- FOR A MOTHER I MISS SO MUCH❤️❤️❤️ Content and beaming with pride, she was happy to be a stay at home mother. But one blustery spring evening, news came of her husband’s sudden passing. Possessing no life insurance, there was little to cushion the financial blow from losing the breadwinner…

The Beat-Up Roasting Pan

I love to share this, my very first blog post, every Thanksgiving as it holds much meaning to me. It’s been published in a few papers and a magazine, so I feel these feelings resonate with others as well. Hope you enjoy-again!! What are your plans this Thanksgiving? Are you planning the big feast, trying…

Excerpt from my memoir: Nutella and NyQuil Addictions

**Thought I’d post an excerpt from my memoir this week. This chapter touches on the fact that there is no right or wrong way to grieve ( maybe healthier ways albeit), but it’s all just crazy messy grief. We try our best, in our own ways to wade across that arduous lake. However the trek…

Mother’s Day 2016

” How do you thank someone who took you from crayons to perfume…”~ To sir with Love   Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! You deserve to be celebrated!! If you have a mother, HUG HER. If you can’t hug her, then CALL HER!! If you are like me, and are unable…

Excerpt from my book- In honor of Mothers Day

**I haven’t done this before, but I felt compelled to share an excerpt from my book in honor of my mom this Mothers Day. This piece is about the love for a mother and unexpected life lessons.** Working in physical therapy I have seen many diagnoses that included joint replacements, strokes, and balance and muscular…