Not everyday, but once in a while I thing about my grandmother. Over the summer I planted three rose bushes in my backyard and one of them smells just like her perfume and the smell brings me right back home to her little house on the river in Zanesville. Today it would be fitting to… Read More The Cooper Matriarch
A couple years ago on this day I published a blog post on my old site about why I should be eating cake today. So, considering it’s November 9th again it seemed fitting to re-publish this post to remind myself why this day is so important to me and why I need to celebrate this… Read More Today We Eat Cake and Feel Fabulous
Hands down, Summer is my favorite season. I can’t even think of the wintry months ahead, as the skies turn dark today. Surely I will yearn for my Atlantic ocean, my garden, my sunsets, my warm rain, my soft earth; my beloved Summer full of new and strange adventures. As the Autumn Equinox begins, the… Read More Beloved
Today is the Wednesday after Labor Day, all the kids in this country are now in school, the pools and the beach clubs are closed, beach badges have expired, and everyone has pumpkin lattes and sweaters on their minds, and I’m here still thinking, where the hell did summer go?? I was in a real… Read More Have I mentioned that I’m pissed that Summer is ending?
As if one blog and 2 social media sites wasn’t enough, last year I published an eponymous blog to use as a portfolio for my photography. Well, after one post it wasn’t used very well. I guess I just didn’t know what the point was yet. I have plenty of experiences writing blog posts; writing first… Read More One More Place That You Can Find Me On the Internets
Considering that Father’s Day is coming this weekend, it seemed fitting to talk about the fathers out there. Usually I would talk about my own dad, but this year there was another father, a father that I see everyday help shape the lives of 5 young men and boys and I don’t think he gets… Read More Life As He Knows It
The month of May is Stroke Awareness Month and so every year since my stroke I usually like to try to get the word out about the signs and symptoms of stroke either by talking about it with friends or posting articles and information. Sometimes it can be a difficult task though because nobody in… Read More Hug Your Survivor Today
A long time ago when the kids were still little and I was driving up to Michigan with a co-worker for a business trip, we started to have a conversation about kids and motherhood. She was about 20 years my senior and had a couple grown kids by that time and she said that they… Read More Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, I Have Become My Mother After All. But I’m OK With That.
This weekend I have a little time on my hands because all of the kids are with their respective other parent’s and my husband is out of town with his sister. While I adore my husband and love those smelly boys to death, it’s also a wonderful respite when you can get the house all… Read More Quiet Time
Maybe it was because of my older brothers or maybe it was because of the amount of boys in my neighborhood, but I grew up to be a huge tomboy. I did not play with Barbies, I did not play dress-up, and I fought tooth and nail when my mom wanted me to put on… Read More Confessions of a Former Sports Addict