From a Mother, On Mother’s Day

From a Mother, On Mother’s Day

I woke up to the smell of bacon and a soft sizzling sound coming from the kitchen. I quickly rolled over as thoughts of young children attempting to cook flashed through my mind. I was relieved to find that my husband, Russ was not in bed next to me. Now that I had...
This Picture on my Phone Surprised Me

This Picture on my Phone Surprised Me

I’m usually a really happy person by nature.  My mom called me her “Ray of Sunshine” when I lived at home. I love to laugh, and I consider myself a positive person. That’s why it surprised me when I found this photo on my phone: This is a...
Children Will Listen

Children Will Listen

Earlier this month, I did my final show for Into the Woods. I played the Baker’s Wife. It was my first lead role in a musical, and it was a wonderful experience. Not only do I love the cast I got to work with, but I also love this show. The messages in this show are...
Am I Selfish?

Am I Selfish?

This is the audience of people at an event I’m staffing called “Fearless Speaker Emergence” I’m here in Carlsbad, CA enjoying the sunshine, palm trees, and beautiful views of the ocean. This picture is a more accurate view of what I’m...
5 Tips to Stay Sane

5 Tips to Stay Sane

I could tell you many a story of a time when I was so tired, hungry, or completely drained that I snapped and lost my cool over someone doing something remotely normal. Like spilling water, draining the battery on my cell phone, or saying “Mommy, I’m hungry” (for the...