Just Be You and I’ll Be Me

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a total extrovert. I need interaction with other people (specifically adults!) to thrive. Chatting and laughing and connecting with others have long since refilled my weary soul. Especially when I was a new mom in the trenches with babies and toddlers, the rare, much-needed adult interaction was the oxygen that revived me. While I …

Party Like It’s 1998

Once upon a time, four young, naive, and hilariously silly girls traveled from different states to a church college in the middle-of-freakin’-cold-nowhere, Idaho.  They’d never met until they hauled their boxes, bags and a duct taped suitcases into the same Ricks College dorm room 20 years ago. Time out: how the heck can I say ’20 years ago’ and it …

Secret Escapades

Sometimes, amidst all the craziness, I close my eyes and picture an ulterior life. In one, I’m a 30-somethin’ year-old successful career woman.  I wear nice clothes every day, and say important things to important people at important meetings — without constant interruptions.  I travel where and when I want.  I even exercise without childcare or packing enough snacks to …