Opinion: Where I Am Right Now

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten sentimental over here on the blog. There has been plenty ruminating around inside my head but I was having a tough time putting words to screen. Since John’s dad passed away this winter I have been feeling an underlying sadness. Frankly I never thought I would be so… read more

PSA: Snow!

We interrupt our regular programming to bring you a public service announcement about snow removal! Here in the Northeast we were hit with another lovely storm. 3-4 inches so far and it’s still trickling down… My mother-in-law (the greenest thumb I know!) is snowed in at our place and this morning we were discussing how… read more

Good News: A Lost Item Found

This is no simple story. It has many moving parts and a few unexpected turns. It takes a while for me to tell it from start to finish, but I can assure you it is well worth telling. Here goes… My dad served our country for 3 years as a Marine, spending the majority of his time… read more

Merry Merry!

  We’ve been in a major tech snafu over here. The writing of this blog is the easy part – but keeping it up and running is the tough part! That being said I have chosen to see the shutting down of my host GoDaddy as a message from the universe to take some time… read more

Farewell: John Anthony Pless Jr.

  My father-in-law passed away last Monday. He was a good man. A man who lived through some incredible and incredibly tough times. He loved life and his family fiercely. His health had been up and down for years but each time we almost lost him, he came back from the brink – making us… read more

Dear John: A Letter to My Son on His Birthday

To my little prince, It’s hard to believe you came into our lives 1 year ago. At times it feels like I have known you a lifetime and at others it seems you just arrived. Having a son – where to even begin? People warned me it would be different but before you were here I… read more

Ode to Parenting

Ode to Coffee Oh coffee, my coffee, how I do love thee. With puffy eyes and mangled hair I come to you each day. You, so quiet and serene, no arguing with you over what you want to wear to school. “Put on your shoes!” I say to you never. I walk away – leaving… read more

Well Hello Again

I’m back. Here’s where I went. I lost my watch and lost track of time. My hard drive died and I had no computer to check email or blog from. And we moved to our new home last week where we have no cell phone service. Zip. Zero. Zilch. No bars… And that’s when I… read more

Radio Silence

Apologies for the radio silence but my hard drive died last Sunday night (more on that later). I run the blog and production company from one little laptop so I was tech-less all week. It was honestly a nice break but I am happy to report that in the absence of sharing I was reminded of… read more

Opinion: Change & Letting Go

This post is longer than I had intended for it to be but I wanted to share some thoughts I’ve been ruminating on for the last few weeks. Once I finally sat down to start typing I realized I had more to say on this topic than I thought. Sometimes the words that describe my feelings… read more