• Friends Are the Security Blanket of Adulthood

    A while back I wrote a piece about how moms are a firm foundation as well as a soft place to land, and how this all hit me when I watched Ellie play soccer for the first time because every time she kicked the ball in the net, the first thing she would do is look around to find my face. Well this past weekend I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend with my two college roommates/bffs.

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  • TedX: Rebranding the Single Mom®

    In some ways, managing the stereotypes of single motherhood were as difficult as the actual parenting solo. In my Tedx talk, I share my personal experience with being knocked down, rolling around on rock bottom for a while, and finally getting back up again.

  • 8 Life Lessons Learned from CrossFit

    Does that sound melodramatic? CrossFit as a metaphor for life. Even more dramatic? I know. You want to punch me in the face, don’t you? I get it. But stay with me.

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    Let it Go Or Be Dragged

    So here we are…or should I say, here I am…on the precipice of trading in my love affair with New York City in for a life in the Connecticut suburbs (beyond what I would call daily commuting distance to NYC).


    Making Peace With Missing It

    I have come to accept that all of this growing up nonsense means that any choice will come with turning down something else…something that I also had a strong affinity for. And that doesn’t mean the decision is not right…it just means that it is time to learn to make peace with missing it.



How am I Failing Kindergarten?

Wow. Just. Wow. Ellie started Kindergarten this Fall and I feel as unprepared and blindsided for the torrent of information and […]

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Rebranding the Single Mom: : Kathy A. Gambrell

I virtually met Kathy on a Facebook group for single moms and after she watched my Tedx Talk: Rebranding the […]

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This Too Shall Pass...

This too shall pass. It’s something I’ve repeated to myself time and time again over the course of my 35 […]

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Elizabeth Gilbert

Author / Eat, Pray, Love

“…I’ve come to believe that there exists in the universe something I call 'The Physics of The Quest' – a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this: 'If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself….then truth will not be withheld.'"

Ann Lamott

Author / Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”

Cara P. Lemieux

/ Here We Are Today

"In order to fall in love with the life I have, I had to let go of the one I thought I was supposed to have."


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