I’m a Mom

The scent of bleach and Pine-Sol dance atop her wood floors, while fresh lines from the vacuum simultaneously decorate the carpet. The entire scene is enhanced by the smell of the freshly lit candle, now flickering away, Signifying that the school bus would soon appear and her morning job would be complete. Her afternoon work … Continue reading I’m a Mom

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I’m Going to Miss This

In his hit song, “You're Gonna Miss This,” Trace Adkins sings to a young woman who appears to be rushing through each stage of life. Barely a newlywed, she already has a plan mapped out for her and her husband to buy their first home. To this, Adkins advises her to slow down, as she … Continue reading I’m Going to Miss This

His Loaded Smile

Pingback: https://logicaldreams.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/short-story-that-smile/ If only she could keep a better eye on him - pay him more attention, That's all he needed More of her attention. Always so busy with the baby and work and the house, Surely she was neglecting him. When finally she managed to convince herself of this... She caught him laying that winsome smile … Continue reading His Loaded Smile

Speaking Out About Sexual Assault: Why We Must Keep Raising Our Voices

*This piece originally appeared on HerViewFromHome.com* (https://herviewfromhome.com/speaking-out-about-sexual-assault-why-we-must-keep-raising-our-voices/) I was nineteen the first time it happened to me, standing in the coat check line of one of those seedy eighteen-plus clubs that reeks of smoke, too much cologne, and spilled booze. The music was still pulsating through both the club and my body and the “ugly … Continue reading Speaking Out About Sexual Assault: Why We Must Keep Raising Our Voices

Snapshots

https://owningitlog.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/just-a-post-seen/ Through the lens of meticulously edited images and Carefully crafted captions, You see me and Believe you know me. Behind the smiling snapshots A surprising ocean of emotions simmers, Constantly threatening to boil over, Unedited.      

Kindred

https://storiesto.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/heartache/ It really is a mystery how we ended up here. Against all odds, Despite all the circumstances and distance, Despite every dead end and roadblock, Your determined soul perpetually searched While my lonely soul yearned. When I was tired and ready to give into the night You remained relentless in your plight, Never submitting … Continue reading Kindred

My Child Isn’t Perfect, But Here’s What I’ve Learned From Him

  This piece originally appeared on HavingTime.com My Child Isn’t Perfect, But Here’s What I’ve Learned From Him Last weekend my son and I joined my parents', my grandmother, and my sister's family in the White Mountains for our annual Fall weekend getaway. Our family has been partaking in this tradition for over a decade, … Continue reading My Child Isn’t Perfect, But Here’s What I’ve Learned From Him

Love OverAll

“United We Stand” “Love Wins” “I ❤️ NY” “Boston Strong” “We Were There For You During The Good Times.” “Thank You For Being There For Us Now.” “Vegas Strong” “Pray for Paris” “Pray For Brussels” “Succumb to Hate…” “Never.”

Sheer Determination

Pingback: Terrified, I tentatively face the unknown, realizing there is no more me Forevermore my thoughts and actions will concern the well-being of we, Weakness, hesitation, nor fear can stop me. You will always know the fight I fought for you, The unconditional love I have for you is found but far and few. To … Continue reading Sheer Determination

Beyond the Grainy

Pingbackhttps://dolphinsmakegreatsushi.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/grainy It's all so grainy, the future. Where will we go from here? What will happen to us? There's no clarity in sight. The picture is bleak at best. I can't see through the grainy picture. I can only hope the sun shines brightly beyond the grainy present.