December 2011

2011: A Year in Review

December 30, 2011

in Mixed Bag

True fact: Bloggers, on some level, are all narcissists. Any blogger who cares to disagree with me, take heed: we think people are interested in what we have to say. Also? You may not want to admit it, but you know you re-read old posts for fun, reveling in your wittiness and brilliant writing skills. […]


Pamela Redmond Satran wrote a list after her thirtieth birthday of what she wanted to tell younger women. It was a list of what Satran wished she knew before the big 3-0 milestone arrived. It is still wildly popular on the internet and is mistakenly credited to many, including Maya Angelou. Her list originally appeared […]


  With two days until Christmas most of us are busy wrapping gifts, baking, and preparing the house for company. The excitement and anticipation for the holiday isn’t just for children; it’s a time for all of us to be filled with joy as we prepare to celebrate with loved ones. Hopefully many have also […]


If someone gave me the gift of seeing 12 months into the future last Christmas, I would not have believed what life would look like today. There had been so many difficult challenges and I felt sure I had many more to face in 2011. Late Christmas Eve last year I reflected on the events […]


It is hard enough dating as a single mom, but add in dating someone who travels extensively for work, it can be frustrating at times. When The Boyfriend is in town, we work our schedules to ensure we have a lot of quality time together. It helps, but seeing each other three days in a […]


I own this. It comes with me everywhere I go. With almost 200 posts written on this personal blog, it is a topic I have not yet shared. And the reason I have avoided the topic is simple. Because I haven’t owned it. Even though it has been with me for the last seven years. […]