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

Our Family Is Interfaith and Better For It

*This piece originally appeared on Parent Co. (Parent.com: https://www.parent.com/our-family-is-interfaith-and-better-for-it/) I was raised in a traditional Irish Catholic family in a suburb about 25 minutes South of Boston. As a young girl, I attended church most weekends with one set of grandparents or the other. When I became a teenager, our dad had a rule that we either … Continue reading Our Family Is Interfaith and Better For It

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

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

Write Here Write Now

Pingback: Write here write now I sit grateful to finally have broken through a terribly frustrating bought of writer's block that lasted far too long. Write here write now I am up far too late, but terrified that if I give in to my heavy and sleep-filled eyes my inspiration will escape me once again, … Continue reading Write Here Write Now

An Open Letter to My Mom

Pingback: https://blissandbunnytantrums.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/thank-you/ Dear Ma, I may not know a lot but I know a few things for sure. First of all, I owe you both an apology and a sincere thank you. I'm so very sorry for doubting you're instincts, which almost always proved to be spot-on. I'm so very sorry for being so hard on … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Mom

Old Endings Into New Beginnings

At 33 I can count on one hand how many people I consider true friends and this list includes my husband. I'm perfectly content with my family and few close friends and never yearn for more. While I have been unbelievably lucky to meet new friends whom I've been able to develop deep, meaningful and … Continue reading Old Endings Into New Beginnings

When Disastrous Yields Delight

Pingback: https://wordpress.com/post/perfectlyimperfect32com.blog/4827 At just twenty-six-years-old, my world crumbled around me. The facade of a life that I had been pretending to enjoy crumbled around me. The death of my beloved grandfather was shortly followed by my long overdue filing for divorce. At the time my son was just three-years-old. I was a stay-at-home-mom with no car, … Continue reading When Disastrous Yields Delight