Monster

Monster

The gentle thud of the closet’s sliding door shut out the last of the light, and she worked to calm her breathing. She’d ran to the closet to find a hiding spot and her chest heaved in response to the burst of exercise her body endured. She leaned back against the...
Life Adjacent

Life Adjacent

As I approach my 41st birthday and reflect on the journey these past couple years, I realize how incredibly difficult I make things for God. I am the proverbial lost sheep who refuses to stay with the flock. He finds me. He guides me. I see a pretty bird or a scary...
An Easter Affair

An Easter Affair

Sometimes a silly little idea enters your mind and just won’t go away until you’ve addressed it. Such is the case with this short story – An Easter Affair. I know I have so much to learn/improve when it comes to my creative writing (yes, that’s...
No. You’re Not a Hot Mess Mom

No. You’re Not a Hot Mess Mom

In honor of my new post for Flagstaff Moms Blog “No. You’re Not a Hot Mess Mom,” here’s a real-time look at my living room (or family room? IDK). I definitely put the “mess” in #HotMessMom. Read my new blog post live for Flagstaff...
YES: The Unintentional “No”

YES: The Unintentional “No”

In 2013 my Uncle gave me some life-changing advice: He told me about the unintentional “no.” I had been lamenting my struggle with whether or not to continue teaching at the local university. I always seemed to have work conflicts. And my kids – then...