Keep Calm and Eat Spaghetti

Tonight I reached an entire new level on this adventure I call motherhood; I made dinner based on what dishes were clean. 2 bowls, 1 plate, and a plastic princess bowl.  This week has been crazy. Every week is crazy. The sink overflowing with dishes. It’s OK though, it matches what I think might be…

 Putting the Pieces Together

10 years ago we sat at a large round table in an unfamiliar elementary school. “This is your team,” explained the family case worker. I’d come to know her very well over the previous months. When my son started the Head Start program, she was the one who reached out to me when concerns about…

My Hollywood Love Story

When I met him I had just got used to being single and enjoying it. I had traveled to Europe, I had gone out on fancy first dates, and I had found a happy balance with work, school and life.  I had ended a tumultuous 5-year off-and-on relationship about 6 months before and was having…

How to Change Your Life Overnight

You didn’t really think this was going to be a step by step guide on how to change your life overnight, did you? Does such a thing exist? If it does, please send it my way! Aside from that, I’m sure I am the least qualified person to give such advice. What I can do,…

My Voice

***Reader Discretion*** This is the hardest thing I have ever written and because of that, it is the hardest thing for me to share and subsequently feel it’s important to share. This is dedicated to all the people who have suffered in silence or not in silence as the result of being a victim of…

From the Fat Lady on the Next Row

Dear Trisha, My name is Casey and believe it or not, we unofficially met today. I went to the gym to do my cardio followed by a sit in the steam room. I don’t like wearing the same clothes after this regimen, so I retreated to the empty locker room to change. I always pick…

Lupus Awareness Month: 12 Things About Living With Lupus

In honor of Lupus Awareness Month, I wish to share my story as well as some information of what it is like for me living with Lupus. I was diagnosed with Lupus in March 2011, after years of weird symptoms and at least 6 different doctors and several misdiagnosis I was finally diagnosed; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or Lupus….