Friday Flash Fun: The Smelly Microwave

And so it begins! A fun challenge for myself. A push to practice creativity. A little something to look forward to at the end of the week. Week 1: First mine: Mad Mama (248 words) Synopsis: Mad Mama will have her way with the microwave. The real question: which Mad Mama wins in the end?…

Thursday Thoughts:

We live in a small town. It ranks as one of the “safest” in Virginia, year after year. Despite that, the truth about humanity struck here on Tuesday. A former college student shot and killed two Bridgewater College campus officers before taking off and leading officers from Bridgewater, VSP and surrounding localities on a man…

In the Mom Lane: Ending up on the Most Unlikely Path

Nearly five years ago, I found myself quietly watching my friend, Megan. She had started a direct sales skincare business, and I happily ordered products from her. It was time to upgrade from the “bar-soap-when-I-shower” routine and really take care of my skin. The science nerd in me loved that they were dermatologist-developed, and clinically…

Seasons of Grief

Grief. It is a fickle and funny “friend.” I have found in the years that follow the initial loss that it has ebbed and flowed. Sometimes an anchor, steadfast and strong, that threatens to capsize a ship in a storm. Other times it is a bright and sharp stab, a flash of lightning that sears…

In the Mom Lane: Five Quick Snack Favs

I am super texture sensitive and have a sweet tooth that could lead me to a less nutritious option, so having a stash of ingredients to a better snack option is essential in making good, quick choices. Greek yogurt (higher in protein, if you shop carefully, MUCH lower in sugar) plus fresh fruit and a…

In the Mom Lane: Five Favs

I love bulleted lists. Here I’m going to give you a run down of five things I’m loving these days, that bring a little light and joy to my world, that they may do the same for yours! Meditation. Starting my days with quiet focus sets my intention and energy. I start with a five…