Category Archives: Favorite Posts

Top Eight Grammar Mistakes

Sad but true fact: people judge you when you use poor grammar. I am one of them. Your writing is often one of the first things people see, whether it’s in an email, cover letter, resume, or even just a … Continue reading

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Hunger, Health, & The Thanksgiving Project

Many of you know Jill Smokler, a.k.a. Scary Mommy. If you don’t, head over to her blog and Scary Mommy Nation. She’s a mom, a mover and a shaker, and with her large, loyal following, she’s a force to be reckoned with. … Continue reading

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The Listen To Your Mother Show 2014 Announcement!

Please hop over to the Listen To Your Mother site and watch LTYM Founder Ann Imig‘s short but inspiring video announcing the 2014 season! Or watch it on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel here. I’m proud to be … Continue reading

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How Brave Are You?

I’m linking up today with Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write.   Many of you know I’ve been dealing with depression and withdrawal side effects from the medications I’ve been taking. It’s tough, but I’m staying strong. My husband … Continue reading

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My 37th Year.

my last night as a 36 year-old : i took a walk in the dark with the dog. crickets, cicadas sang their nightly song; i stopped under a streetlight, staring at my shadow. am i really that big, i asked … Continue reading

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My Listen To Your Mother Performance (Video)

If you missed it, you can watch the LTYM Kansas City show here (along with hundreds of others) on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. My fellow cast members’ videos astound me. They’re all rockstars with incredible stories to … Continue reading

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Listen To Your Mother : A Week of Firsts

  **This is the piece I wrote for and read aloud in The Listen To Your Mother Show : Kansas City last Saturday night. Many people who weren’t able to attend have been asking to read the essays, so here’s … Continue reading

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New Orleans Love.

This post was previously published on my blog almost a year ago. But because today is ironically the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and because of Hurricane Isaac, I wanted to share this again. And I’m praying for no flooding. … Continue reading

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Relief

a delicate strand of an afternoon– her threads are unraveling, hanging off. she’s thankful for the friend who’s a phone call away. they devour sandwiches, both tired, hungry, worn thin by this day, its drama and defeats. mustard and mayonnaise … Continue reading

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My Pitch is Up at The Moth

Please CLICK HERE.   It will take you to The Moth’s website. You’ll see a list of story pitches. The Moth is all about storytelling, and it’s incredible.   The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art … Continue reading

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