I started writing poems at three. Short stories a bit later. Went to college to become a journalist and chose to become an ad gal instead. All I cared about was having a successful career. But then somewhere along the way, I met the K-Man, fell in love and dreamed of having kids.
We were able to have one- Rosie, and when she was three I ran away from Corporate America to be a better mom. I wrote about it all on a major metropolitan newspaper’s site when the Rosebud was little. But, now she’s a teen and I have to come up with new material. So, here I am.
I’m a middle-aged, Midwestern mom. Sounds pretty boring, but we live in Kansas City, one of the coolest towns in the world and a great place to raise kids. When I started this blog, it was about navigating the roles of motherhood and entrepreneurship. Being the average mom and trying to do it all. Over the years, it’s changed as our lives have. While I still love books, pin chicken recipes like crazy and drink too much wine, I’ve become the mom of a chronically ill teen who’s quite exceptional. If you don’t know about our journey, START HERE.
While I used to write about how much I hated middle school, pantyhose and bullies (I still do, by the way), now I focus on our journey trying to navigate chronic migraines, POTS, Vestibular Disorder and some unknown mystery illness on a daily basis. Throughout it all, we cook, take long walks, craft and laugh. We’re getting ready to launch a LuLaRoe business if we can ever get through the queue.We’re glass half-full people and we want to help others.
If you’ve found us for a recipe, that’s awesome. If you’ve stumbled across us because I’ve taken a stance on something controversial, you’re probably our kind of people. If you or a child have an invisible illness, join us on our journey as we live our normal and hopefully help you too.