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Ugly Steps and Crooked Railings

September 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

When we first bought our house, it had a wonky, completely non-code step that led up onto the front porch. It required you to think twice before attempting it, every single [...]

Wives Save Lives: A Love Story

September 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

I was a pretty moody teenager, and I had a great many challenges when it came to being social. Not the least of which was crippling imposter syndrome and a unique way of [...]

Panic Attacks and Little Debbies

September 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

I need to be more transparent. I need to stop glossing it over. I need to stop posting about a life that is edited with filters and lighting. I need to tell more people that [...]

Finding the Humor in Chronic Illness

September 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Being chronically ill sucks. Bottom line. It’s not fun. Or funny. Or enjoyable. But… there are moments that make me laugh. The absurdity of it all can turn an [...]

When Depression Strikes, I Run

August 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

I’ll never forget the very first time I laced up my running shoes. It was a few weeks after my mom and I had participated in the Detroit Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure 5K [...]

Unexpected Long-Distance Relationship

August 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

“Mom, who’s this?” my son calls from the living room. With my hands fully immersed in the kitchen sink full of soapy water, I turn to face him. I can see the kids have [...]

Cleo the Miracle Cat

August 11, 2019 // 1 Comment

November 8, 2018 started out as any ordinary work day. The weather had been warm for November, and I was bemoaning this fact, as I am a cool weather person. I’d woken up [...]

Overheard in the Coffee Shop

August 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

Content warning: suicide My name is not Alan Smithee. Unlike the Hollywood directors who ran from their projects, I want to attach my name to this post. I just can’t. There [...]
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