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Stereotypical

  I absolutely hate being stereotyped. No one wants to be labeled, categorized, or put into a box, and although we’ve all probably had stereotypical thoughts about someone we just met, it always baffles me whenever someone shares their oversimplified idea of me to my face. I never know how to handle it. My first… Read more »

Tribute to My Aunt Betsy

  Last week was a really difficult week for my family. My aunt (my dad’s older sister), Betsy, passed away from complications with COPD. She’d been battling COPD for years and, after this last hospital stay, her lungs could no longer take the stress. I’m thankful I was able to be by her side during… Read more »

New Opportunity

  Hello! Hope you’re off to a great week so far. Today I want to share some exciting news with you! As I’ve expressed in previous posts, 2017 was by far my most challenging year since losing my husband, Andrew, four and a half years ago. Denial was gone and grief hit hard. I got… Read more »

If YOU ONLY KNEW

  Hi There! I’m writing to you from 35,000 feet in the air, having finally gotten on standby after spending hours at John Wayne Airport in Anaheim, California, hoping to catch a flight home to Dallas after my original flight was cancelled due to bad weather. Been there? By the time you read this, I’ll… Read more »

The Actor’s Life- A Survival Guide

Hi There! Happy Valentines Day!! Thank you so much for all the sweet birthday love for my little Ellie Grace last week. She beamed with pride when I told her about your messages! Today I’m sharing some amazing life tips from a great book I recently listened to. It’s called The Actor’s Life: A Survival… Read more »

HAPPY 7TH B-DAY EL

  A few nights ago, I walked into my bedroom, ready to crawl into bed, only to find there was no room for me in my California King. It had been invaded by dogs. Our mini golden doodle, Keller, was curled up at the head of the right side of the bed, my brother’s big… Read more »

Steps Forward

  Hello! Hope you are off to a great week. I just got back from a Parenting with Love and Logic conference, which came at the perfect time. Parenting can be so challenging and I was in dire need of more tools for my parenting toolbox. The seminar did not disappoint and I would highly… Read more »

Exploring Grief

  Over the past few blog posts, I’ve openly shared parts of my journey with grief. It’s been this ever-evolving process. It’s taken me three and a half years to feel and accept the hard and traumatic parts of our loss and to give myself permission to grieve. In my experience, when we lose someone… Read more »

Moving Through Grief

    Hi There! In last week’s post, I shared how grief hit me hard last year. Since Andrew’s passing four and a half years ago, I’ve been in survival mode, on autopilot, staying busy while subconsciously hoping to escape the depths of grief. But grief eventually caught up to me and knocked me flat… Read more »

Happy New Year

  Hello and Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed quality time over the holidays with your family and friends. Ellie and I got lots of extra quality and snuggle time while we were quarantined in our home for a week when Ellie came down with the flu on New Year’s Day. We also welcomed a… Read more »