Brazen like a MOTHA!


I am brazen. This isn’t something I’ve always realized, though. So much of my life, I’ve struggled with what seemed to me to be my reckless desire to live outside of society’s expectations for a woman. Since I was 20 years old, I’ve walked in and out of entrepreneurship, a brazen act in and of [...]

Real girls. Reel stories.

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  I was incredibly inspired by Carla’s Brazen post and after nodding enthusiastically at the computer screen– I decided to answer her call to action: What does BRAZEN mean to me? I am the founder of Camp Reel Stories, a media camp for teenage girls.  And I am about to embark on year two of [...]

The No Excuses! t-shirt exercise.


 It’s tee-shirt time.  Again.  I’ve got an eight year old sidekick who’d *love* to SHARPIE-up a tee and a college BFF who’s nothing if not honest.  Today’s my day.  Is today YOUR day? Ok, People. I’m passionate enough about this exercise I’m willing to put my *misfit heart* on the line & admit I really [...]

Getting (Eggland’s) FRESH with the Husband.


I am the Eggland’s Best EGG’vangelist and the below is a sponsored post.  The fact I’ve stolen the Child, run away to NYC & left the Husband to food-fend for himself is all my own.   Dear Husband, At this point I’m hoping you’ve noticed the Tornado and I are gone. Not to worry.  We [...]

Start spreading the news…


She’s leaving today! And she knows now. Broadway. Work for mama. Broadway. Back. And, being the misfit I am, I’m not here to seek guest posts (I do love me some real-time, real-life blogging)—but purveyors of F.W.B. and lottsa distractions to bother the husband while we’re away. Any takers? Any NYC-with an eight year old [...]

When is it ok to lie to your child?


Once upon a time, Mulan married Ken. Since we’ve moved the Husband’s work-hours have been long. Unpredictably long, mixed with travel, yet I don’t mind. There’s nothing we can do to change the situation, so I’ve shifted my perspective and discovered a glittery, silver lining. These stretches of solo parenting are a gift of time. [...]

Don’t compare you to…YOU.


These musings are an outgrowth of the comment above. Sort of. These musings are an outgrow of posts such as this one by a DoodleLovingBloggerIAdore and a BAD*SS squatter I admire. Kind of. These musings are an outgrowth of how I lead my life and something I recommitted to a few years ago. Completely. I’m [...]

Put your OWN mask on first (guest post).


Please welcome Heat.  She’s inspiring.  She’s wise.  She’s a Self-Care Superhero…and she didn’t even know it.   Three times in the past 12 hours, I have read this: First put on your oxygen mask. Then help others. The first time, it was directed at me (and was well-warranted). The second time, it was in a [...]

Reflections on my first 5k (Tornado guest post).


We’ve chatted about whether it’s OK to blog about our kids.  I asked the Child if I could blog our 5k.  She flatly informed me she was putting it on *her* as-of-yet-unnamed blog ( or  She agreed to an interview until her site is up.  Good crap I love this child.   Let’s start [...]

Travels with Charming: equine-style.


The post below is sponsored by KURGO.  The fact I cannot stop myself from handing the reigns over to Charming *and* my LOVE of their stuffs is all my own.   When last we spoke I was getting used to my new harness.  I cant lie–please don’t tell my owner roommate–I love my harness.  I feel [...]