About Me

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Flashback Fridays

It’s funny that I stumbled across this post this morning because I was just talking to the kids about my dad earlier this week. My dad was wonderful! I know every girl thinks her dad is the best, but my dad really was. When we were little my dad and […]

Truthful Tuesdays

Inspired by my friend, The (Un)Experienced Mom, I decided to answer the question posed at Confessions from a Working Mom for Truthful Tuesday: “Have you ever lost something….And come out a winner?” Many years ago, I was a Corporal and my husband was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He […]

My Four-Legged Shadow

When I first became a stay-at-home-mom, the dog really didn’t pay me that much attention and I returned the favor. As far as I was concerned, he belonged to my kids. Isn’t it enough that I feed and water them? Do I have to take care of their furry little […]

I’m So Shy

Believe it or not, I can be incredibly shy. My co-workers always found this amusing because I would talk up a storm to them and I had no problem with doing what I called “kamikazee photography” during Freshmen Orientation. I’d walk up to students and ask them if I could […]

Finding the Natural Me

Black women have a love-hate relationship with their hair. If you don’t believe me, just Google Chris Rock and look at all the hype surrounding his documentary, Good Hair. Or go visit a salon and see what black women will go through in order to maintain their hair – we […]

Looking in the Mirror

There’s been a pretty significant time lapse between my last post and this one, soI know you’re wondering what I’ve been doing? Or, at least, I’m hoping *someone* out there wonders. Smile. Kinda. Well, I’ve been going through a period of self discovery. I needed to separate myself from my […]

Establishing Roots

When my children entered school and started making friends, I swore that I would never move them because I wanted them to have something that I never had – roots. I grew up a military brat, my father was in the Army and my stepfather was in the Air Force. […]

Slippery Slopes

My biggest fear about being between jobs is that I’ll become lonely and fall into a pattern of sweatpants and ponytails. Now, before SAHMs the world over start yelling at me, let me explain… For a little over five years I was a full time student who did not work […]

And So It Begins

Yesterday was my last day at my job as the University Archivist/Reference Librarian at Misericordia University. I had worked there for just over a year and had developed many wonderful relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members. I resigned my position to to follow my husband as he explored […]