Tag Archives: courage

Struggling to get pregnant: My sex ed classes lied to me.

Struggling to get pregnant.

I can’t believe I’m about to drown myself in hormones. If I don’t get pregnant after putting myself through a month long PMS session, I’m giving up. That will literally be the limit of my sanity. For the past year, we’ve been trying to get me pregnant. Every month, my period starts and the disappointment washes over my soul. By… Read more »

Five tips for attending a blogging conference: #BlogHer14

It’s summer blog conference time! One of the bigger conferences bloggers attend is BlogHer.  This year it’s in San Jose, California. Ah, the Silicon Valley, such an amazing place. If you are going to BlogHer for the first time, I’ve got some tips to help you ease through your nervousness.  While most of my blog conference tips are centered around… Read more »

Still frustrated after all these years…a new name, same old blog.

  It took a month, but I finally moved my blog to a new domain.  Yes, tears of frustration were shed. I almost lost all my posts…twice. Paul was wonderful and helped me out immensely.  In the end, my old blog is now free of posts. Not because I planned it that way, but because I give up trying Yes,… Read more »

Milestone: Hosting my first Thanksgiving

That’s right, in a few weeks, I will be in charge of a holiday. My parents are flying in from California and Paul’s parents are coming down from North Dakota to celebrate with a big ol’ turkey. As Thanksgivings go, it will be fairly small for me, only 6 adults in attendance. However, it’s not the actual holiday that is… Read more »

They call it witchcraft

As a child, I never wanted to be a princess. I wanted to be a witch. Needless to say, it’s my go to Halloween costume. And no, I don’t need to sex up my witch costume. I’m sexy and I know it. Even as a teenager (and yes a little as an adult), I was fascinated by witches. They have… Read more »

Memorial Day: Remembering those who fell in battle

This Memorial Day I’d like to take a moment to thank and remember those men and women who died while serving their country. Almost everyone knows someone who made this ultimate sacrifice.  My family is no exception.  My uncle, Eugene, served in the Korean War and this is his story: He was a 1st Lieutenant in the 45th Tactical Reconnaissance… Read more »

With apologies to Petula Clark

Today I had an appointment downtown in Saint Paul.  The lights weren’t much brighter there because it was the middle of the day. And I certainly didn’t forget all my troubles or cares. What I found odd, was that there was almost no one walking on the streets.  Sure there were a few sketchy folks wandering about…saying hello to me… Read more »