Category Archives: Gratitude

Big News!



So, today is the day I get to announce (SHOUT!!!) that I’m going to be a published author! As some of you know, this has been a LONG time coming. I’m so proud, grateful, and fortunate that along with some amazing writers, my work will be included in an upcoming anthology. The anthology is a collection of stories about postpartum depression and anxiety. I wrote my essay about the anxiety I experienced while on bed rest with my twins, which continued on during their time in the NICU and those scary first months at home.  The book was compiled and edited by the creators of the Her Stories Project, Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger.  Mothering Through the Darkness, is going to be published by She Writes Press in November of this year.  I’m not sure of all the details yet, but not to worry, I’ll let you know as soon as I am.  I promise to try not to drive you crazy with my excitement and self-promotional antics. But I am required to help get the word out, so be prepared.

To start, you can read the announcement and learn about my fellow contributors by clicking here.

I’ll post more in the coming weeks, but I couldn’t wait another minute to share the news with my readers.  Thank you so much for sticking by me.  I really appreciate it!

At the end of my life…

It’s Finish the Sentence Friday, which I’ve unfortunately neglected the last few weeks.  I apologize to my fellow FTSF-ers, but I have been reading you.  This is my favorite link up, but I’ve had trouble getting my act together.  There’s just too much to do at this time of year.  But I’m not complaining – as hectic as it gets, it’s all good stuff.  I just had to make the good stuff a priority, because when I’m old, I hope to look back at my life and know that I was a good mom. Continue reading At the end of my life…

Days of December

I’m back…sort of.  In my last Latchkey Mom post, A Thankful Status Update,  I proclaimed that I would be spending more time enjoying the holidays than writing about them.  I’ve been trying to do that and a few times, I’ve even succeeded.  I’ve also spent a fair amount of time stressing about how much I still need to get done.  Despite all my plans, I’m behind.  Alas, I will share the events of the last few weeks with pictures.


For the second year in a row, we bought our tree the weekend of Thanksgiving.  If you recall, last year’s tree was HUGE!  So, I was very excited to see what my husband was going to bring home for us this year.  Imagine my surprise when I saw this tree – the smallest we’ve had in years.  I kept laughing and asking him if this was a joke.  “Where’s the real tree?”  He insisted that this was it.  I didn’t believe him.  I think I may have lost a few brownie points with my in-laws, who kept commenting about what a beautiful tree it was.  Problem was, we have boxes of ornaments and lights that we’ve purchased to cover our gigantic trees from the last few years.  We compromised… Continue reading Days of December

A Thankful Status Update

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 “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”

Hey there!  How are you?  Sorry I’ve been MIA the last few weeks, but it has been rather hectic in Latchkey Mom land.  Since my last post, just before our long weekend in Florida to celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary, it’s been non-stop.  There have had dance recitals, out-of town guests, school obligations and some other pesky personal things to deal with (some of which I’ll elaborate on at a later date) and of course a Thanksgiving dinner to cook. Continue reading A Thankful Status Update