Music

It’s Not Easy Being Creative

Yeah, I’m channeling the original lyrics of Kermit singing “It’s not easy being green,” just adjusting it to my own needs. I was so close to posting three weeks in a row, but, alas, I was pretty sick last week (totally overdid it the week before and suffered the consequences) and did not have the… Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Creative

Miscellany

Being Authentic and Loving My Housewife Life

It seems so retro, such a throwback, and a little, I don’t know, something I don’t always want to own, but, guys, I really do like being a homemaker. I’ll own that. I like it. I get pleasure from it. And I talk about that, plus how I balance my creative drive while also striving… Continue reading Being Authentic and Loving My Housewife Life

Miscellany

How To Manage Your Inner Critic

I’ve been writing regularly for long enough now (over a decade!) that you might think I never deal with self-doubt or critical thoughts or insecurities or writer’s block. Bahahahahaha. I deal with all of that, and sometimes (a lot of the time?), the more “successful” pieces I write, the more pressure I put on myself… Continue reading How To Manage Your Inner Critic

Miscellany

Stop Looking At Other People’s Grass Already And Plant Your Own Garden

I love connecting with people. I enjoy the stimulation of reading the articles my friends post, seeing what others are up to and laughing at the brilliant silliness that can be found online. But at some point a darker emotion edged in. It snuck up on me as I saw a website launched that I… Continue reading Stop Looking At Other People’s Grass Already And Plant Your Own Garden

Motherhood

Road Trips, Small Children, and no DVDs

I’ve written about taking long, long road trips with my family.  I’ve also written about my feelings on letting my kids watch DVDs (hint: I’m for it).  But putting the two together is an entirely different creature.  Maybe I’m just a little old school, fondly remembering the days when I would curl up with a… Continue reading Road Trips, Small Children, and no DVDs

Motherhood

Teaching My Son To Be Himself

I can be kind of a perfectionist, so I had a major triumph last week during project time with Little Man.  Let me back up.  I had an even bigger triumphant mommy moment last week when I planned a project for us to do together.  Like, ahead of time, not just fishing for some broken… Continue reading Teaching My Son To Be Himself