Motherhood, Unexpected

Motherhood, Unexpected

I always wanted to be a mom. Sure, there were other ambitions along the way—some highly imaginative (like my dreams of becoming a professional tightrope walker or Broadway performer), others more realistic and eventually attained (earning my teaching credential, going skydiving, living outside of California). But Wife and Mom were the two titles I wanted… Continue Reading

Links I Love {May 2018}

Links I Love {May 2018}

Happy Friday, and Happy Star Wars Day! Today is a little bittersweet for me as it’s the one-year anniversary of losing our pet Sunnybird. We miss him, even though I know he had a very long life; however, the silver lining is that we might not have considered getting another pet if Sunny were still… Continue Reading

In the Spotlight: Favorite New (or new-to-me) Podcasts For Listening, Learning, and Laughter

In the Spotlight: Favorite New (or new-to-me) Podcasts For Listening, Learning, and Laughter

When I first started listening to podcasts nearly ten years ago, I had trouble finding enough content to fuel my listening hobby. I had no idea that one day in the near future, the podcasting world would explode, and listening to podcasts would become mainstream and even—dare I say it?—cool! (Thanks, Serial!) My personal podcast-listening queue… Continue Reading

Lately // April 2018

Lately // April 2018

If you were to look back through my archives, you’d notice that many of my Lately recaps begin with some form of rhapsodizing about how quickly the month has gone, how fast time has flown. I’ll spare you that commentary this month, because this April has not flown by; it has draaaaaggggged. I’m not sure why that… Continue Reading

2018 Reading Challenge: A book of poetry.

2018 Reading Challenge: A book of poetry.

April is National Poetry Month. The annual celebration has taken place every April since 1996, but I’ve never participated in or even acknowledged the event myself. Until this year, when this month’s Reading Challenge category is helping me break all barriers to become a poetry reader.  Like all high school students, I dedicated quite a… Continue Reading