Pamela June Lewis | 1954 – 2015

My mom passed away just over 4 weeks ago. In the days immediately following her death, there was a deep sense of peace and relief; she had suffered so long and was finally at rest. My dad, brothers and I felt she deserved to go. We knew a great reward awaited her as she moved … Continue reading Pamela June Lewis | 1954 – 2015

Five Years Ago | My Miracle Momma & Long Term Suffering

Five years ago I woke up in the middle the night certain my mom had died. She'd had surgery a couple days prior and wasn't rebounding as quickly as they'd hoped; her Dr's made 3 critical errors during this minor, routine surgery. I was worried. It was 1am in Colorado and midnight in Oregon. I slept restlessly for … Continue reading Five Years Ago | My Miracle Momma & Long Term Suffering

The Flu With a Side of Fear…

If you're wondering where I've been for the past couple weeks... I've been battling the flu with a side of fear. Our Kickstarter campaign ended over a week ago and I haven't been writing at all. Typically, I write everyday. Typically, I write multiple times throughout each day and sporadically throughout each night. But the flu bug … Continue reading The Flu With a Side of Fear…

Milkshakes, Broken Deals and a Fish Named Val | Valentines Day, Part 2

Well, Valentines Day is 2 days behind us and I'm sure you've all already begun your Easter, Halloween and Christmas prep but I wanted to share our February 14th with you anyway... Prior to dating Kevin, I was the last single person on earth according to my friends and family. I really didn't care much … Continue reading Milkshakes, Broken Deals and a Fish Named Val | Valentines Day, Part 2

Confessions of a Chubby Girl | No. 1 An Attempt at Authenticity

I have 1 confession to share with you today but, stay tuned, there are more to come...  Confession No. 1: In the first year of marriage I once polished off an entire box of Girl Scout cookies and had to make a quick, secretive run to the store to buy another so as not to … Continue reading Confessions of a Chubby Girl | No. 1 An Attempt at Authenticity

Learn to be a Ninja…

Rubina often presents some interesting topics during our evening bedtime banter; anything to stall and fill the short space of time between adamantly protesting her sleepiness and her sweet, little snores. She's presented many questions over the years during this time... Last night, after singing each of her favorite songs [twice] she quietly said, "Mommy, … Continue reading Learn to be a Ninja…

Block & Flow

Feast...Famine. All...Nothing. My previous post was about my excitement of beginning another year and all of the blank space splayed out before me. The truth is that since writing those words I've really struggled in the first days of 2015; to find motivation, to complete my to-do lists, to follow through and to really live well. … Continue reading Block & Flow