Life's ETC.

RELAX AND EMBRACE THE crazy

 

Writer. Aspiring author. Pretend photographer. Mom. Wife. I hope you enjoy my journey to relax and embrace the crazy – with posts celebrating love, laughter and all of life’s etc. Much Love, H.

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

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

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 my preemptive apology...

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 Moms Blog...

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 ages 5 and 2 -...

No Tattoos!

"I love you too much to argue!" That became my mindless mantra this morning at approximately 6:45 a.m. when my tiny 5-year-old daughter started arguing with me about whether or not she could give herself another tattoo - this time in yellow ink because no one would...

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