Other Side of 40

The Big C has arrived.

The Big C has arrived.

Yep, the Big C aka Cancer has entered our lives. Two weeks ago, I was worried that I could have breast cancer due to a suspicious-looking mammogram. Thankfully everything turned out fine. Fast forward to last Monday, my stepmom had an MRI to rule out […]

Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women

As I wrote a few weeks ago,  I grew up with a small number of strong female role models available. I had my grandmother and watched other empowered women like Carrie Fisher and Mary Tyler Moore. I didn’t want to accept whatever people perceived to […]

Not That Type of Girl

Not That Type of Girl

Back in the 70’s and 80’s, many young girls growing up dreamed of being a princess, a wife, a mother and usually involved marrying Prince Charming. They loved to wear dresses and play with their dolls/Barbies. I’m not that type of girl. I wanted to […]

This is 44

This is 44

Today, I say goodbye to 43 and hello to Year 44! Woohoo … I’m still here! I have reached an age where I know exactly WHO I am and what I want to accomplish in my life. I’m not afraid to be my real, authentic […]

Perimenopause Changes

Perimenopause Changes

So let’s talk about Perimenopause … I’ve been having weird symptoms for the last year. The night sweats, slightly irregular periods, and other symptoms didn’t really bother me much. It wasn’t until I thought I was pregnant at 43, (LOL obviously I wasn’t) that I […]

Welcome 2017!

Welcome 2017!

  As 2016 comes to a close, I can’t help but think all of the good and different times I’ve experienced this year. It has been a wonderful year full of ups and downs, highs and lows. As each year passes, each of us grow in ways […]

2016 is almost over..

2016 is almost over..

Can you believe that 2016 is almost over?  Seriously, where did it go? Besides the crazy Presidential election and all the celebrity deaths this year, I’m still wondering how did it go by so fast? 2016 was a wonderful year full of goodness, love, transition and challenges. It has […]

Being strong for my daughter

Being strong for my daughter

Recently, at our final IEP meeting for Kay, one of the IEP team members remarked about how strong I have been over the years. Of course, I just smiled and said thank you. I’ve heard this a few times during many of Kay’s trials and […]

Changing Careers

2 years ago, my life was in absolute chaos. I just had a terrible car accident where I broke my hand. Days later, my grandmother passed away after 4 months of Hospice care. I was floundering.  I didn’t know how I was going to get […]

Let’s do this 2016!

2016 is finally here. Where did 2015 go? The last year truly seems like a gigantic blur. There were lots of great moments and some not so great ones. There was lots of travel and even made a trip back home to New Orleans. It […]