Seeing the Forest Through the Trees?

I had such big plans for this year.  The kids entering full day school was going to be my window of opportunity to really push and start up the new career that had started here.  I was going to take on more teaching and talking engagements, design and launch a new site, develop a huge […]

When Dreams Come True

They say that life is a journey….but that would imply some intended destination.  If you’re anything like me, most of this journey is being spent craning your neck around trying to see what went flying past at record speed.  I am not very good at the looking forward part or determined driving in a certain […]

What Now Mama?

Today is day 12 of my kids being in full day school.  I have been ‘released’ from my duties of being a full time mom.  There are now 6 ½ hours a day that the kids are in school.  6 ½ hrs to get things done.  6 ½ hours!!! 6 ½ hours to tackle this […]

#RealMamaLife June’s Chaos

Am I delusional? I must be delusional to think I can do all the stuff that I sign up for.  I am delusional to think that someone can keep sane with this many balls in the air.  Let’s face it, I have truly, irrevocably, ambitiously, insanely, signed on for a REAL #RealMamaLife and lost all […]

Head Lice Repellant

YAY!!!  Another thing to bring home from school!!  If it isn’t the endless list of colds, viruses and illnesses, the pockets full of wood chips or sand to clog the washing machine, the bags full of unfinished art, it’s the dreaded note that YOU have a child with head lice!! OH the shame….. Here are […]

Real Mama Life = Humiliation

In the on-going struggle to reclaim my health after years of illness with an auto-immune disease I am now subject to this kind of humiliation….apparently best served by the deft hands of my children. My doctor has sent me for ‘stool testing’ (bare with me, it gets worse) to be collected at home (thank god) […]

Real Mama Life: Mother’s Day

This Mothers Day was a mixed bag.  The good, the better, and the ugly. The Good Mother’s Day flowers The Better Bea made this.  I got teary The Ugly And the wind did this…. We’re linking up our#RealMamaLife stories every Monday…check it out or join in! Find this weeks edition here.

My Face Lives a Real Mama Life

The realities of motherhood can hit you like a cement head to your nose. and in my case, breaking it in two places We’re linking up our#RealMamaLife stories every Monday…check it out or join in! Find this weeks edition here.  

Can’t Have Nuttin’ Nice if You’re Living a Real Mama Life

My mom’s (or should I say ‘Momma’) family is all from the Southern US.  I have a gaggle of aunts, uncles and cousins strewn about North & South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  You might remember me mentioning our house in the mountains of NC here, here, and here. One summer when I was about 11 […]

Tuna Salad Boats

I wish the weather would finally decide weather it is going to be winter or spring (see what I did there?)  This year the seasons have felt particularly weird.  More and more of us are getting sick as the temperature fluctuates 10-12 degrees in one afternoon.  Yes I know that temperature or wet hair in […]