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Hi! I’m glad you’re here!

Here’s a little about me.

Just So You Know…

Disclaimer: I’m not perfect, and I sure as heck don’t know it all. (So you can breathe, y’all.)

There’s a whole lot that I’m not so good at. Maybe you’re as woefully aware of that as I am.  It’s okay if you are.  My life (and probably yours, I’m guessing) is gritty and in-the-trenches, but it’s also full of beauty and silliness.



  • Children Raised 10% 10%
  • House Cleaned 67% 67%
  • Technology Embraced 85% 85%
  • Fantasy YA Lit Read 50% 50%
  • Star Wars Movies Watched 100% 100%
  • Nerd Certification Achieved 95% 95%

Meet My Family

My Beautiful Mess

I have a child on the autism spectrum.  That has been quite an adventure – full of roars and stomps and reptiles.  Raising a child on “the spectrum” is something I know a little about.  Although a lot of the time, I’m just fumbling through, too.  But I want to share what I do know with those who are just beginning their journey.

I have a husband who is amazing, but who can’t sleep more than 4 hours at a time.  Sleep apnea is a mean beast, you guys.  I don’t know how he does it.

I have two rescued pit bulls.  The grey one thinks he’s a lap dog (he weighs 70 pounds).  The “cow-dog” thinks she’s a shadow.  They’re hilarious (mostly). 


I have a brother-in-law who lives with us.  He’s 27. That’s a loooong story.

And when I’m not wrangling that circus, I’m teaching high school English.  Now, don’t run off !  I promise I won’t correct your grammar on comments or anything like that.


But I love learning (which might be why I became a teacher).  And I love reading (which might be why I love books).  And I love my family (which might be why I understand the feeling of being overwhelmed that so many moms feel). And I love God (which might be why I think it’s important to never stop searching and sifting for the truth).

So, hats? Yup, I’ve got a lot of them.  I mostly juggle them.  Sometimes I drop them.  Hard.  But they’re important, so I pick ‘em back up and dust ‘em off.

An Origin Story

This site began as a journey through a midlife “crisis” as I tried to piece together my authentic self from all the things that I thought I should be. A place for me to create and write and release.

I’m passionate about sharing my learning and discoveries about being authentic and raw and real, while I’m still on the path!  Along the way, I hope I can provide some inspiration, and eventually maybe even some tools, that make it easier for women to be exactly who we were meant to be – mess and all!  I’d be honored if you’d join me on this crazy journey.

If you want to read more, you can check this post, which kind of explains a bit more about where this whole thing started.

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