Twinkle Twinkle

As a new mom, three years ago, I didn’t have a pre-existing catalogue of songs stored in the library of my mind. I don’t remember my biological mother being very nurturing or singing to me when I was a child; we never had a close relationship. Sometimes she would even say she wished I wasContinue reading “Twinkle Twinkle”

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Ready to win my life back

Today’s post is inspired by a phrase that Dolvett Quince speaks to his contestants on The Biggest Loser. During workouts on the show, he shouts, “win your life back!!!” Last week, when I heard him shout, “Win your life back,” I wept. Since I was 11 years old, food has been an inappropriate coping mechanism.Continue reading “Ready to win my life back”

Daily Prompt: Inside the Actor’s Studio

On the interview show, Inside the Actors’ Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions. These are my responses. What is your favorite word? Beloved What is your least favorite word? Potty-training What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Quiet. What turns you off?  Noise.  What is your favoriteContinue reading “Daily Prompt: Inside the Actor’s Studio”

Connected and #inspiredby (People who have made a difference in my life)

I was inspired to write today’s post by Hoda Kotb’s examples of inspiration from the Today Show.  She was told by Ken Duane, “Don’t hog your journey,’’ and  “Share your journey with others, and you’re a power of example. Think of what you are able to accomplish.” On Sunday, I had brunch with a goodContinue reading “Connected and #inspiredby (People who have made a difference in my life)”

Purposeful Beginnings (Via Family Tree)

FYI: This post was inspired by National Adoption Month! I am thankful for folks who choose adoption, especially my grandma and grandpa, who adopted my Mom. I am thankful for my foster parents who didn’t adopt me legally, but who still call me their middle daughter, 20 years after they invited me to join theirContinue reading “Purposeful Beginnings (Via Family Tree)”

Cause for Reflection

About a month before I found out I was pregnant, I told a mentor of mine, in these exact words, “I never want to have kids.” I was confident in my decision based on the facts, which included my parents getting divorced when I was 9 months old,  my mother giving me up on twoContinue reading “Cause for Reflection”