Father’s Day & Sad Memories of Child Abuse

As someone whose memories of child abuse, domestic violence, hurtful words, and emotional abuse overwhelm the happy memories of childhood, holidays are usually tinged with sadness and anger. I should be able to celebrate Christmas with my dad, but I can’t feel happy, safe, or calm around him. I want to be able to have my dad over for Thanksgiving, …

Week 2 National Poetry Month: A Child, Good Friday, Easter Eggs, & Journey To The Center Of The Earth

OK, so technically, we’re in the third week of April. Bear with me here, because I’m running a tad behind (between pregnancy brain and mothering a toddler, this Momma-Bear is tired!), and anyway, you can’t rush art!  Here’s a collection of poems and lyrics for my second National Poetry Month installment, appropriately themed for Holy Week and Easter 🙂  Enjoy! A …

Lent: How To Make It Truly Meaningful

I’ve heard a lot of people talking about what they’re giving up for Lent. Many have said that they’re giving up drinking sodas or eating fast food – but that’s not Lent – that’s a diet plan. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud anyone on a mission to eat healthier, but giving up bad habits for six weeks and then …

A Day in the Life of a Working Mom

Tasks Completed: Made French Toast for Breakfast Got Tiny E Dressed Read 5 Books to Tiny E Wrote & Edited 5 Pages of Website Content Played Pat-A-Cake Made Cheese Omelet for Lunch Gave Tiny E a Bath to Remove Cheese Omelet from Hair Swept & Mopped Kitchen Floor (but it’s still sticky. Highly recommend shoes) Watched an Episode of Psych …

Creative Seasons: Songwriting, Parenting, and Things-I-Never-Thought-I’d-Say

I used to write a song or more a week, but since I had Baby E, I’ve only written one or two over the course of a year. Of course, I’m in the studio working on producing an album too, so it’s not really “writing season,” it’s more a “production season” (I go through different seasons of creativity), so that …

Here’s A Creative Momma Entrepreneur Music Business Model Proposal For You

Being a creative person, I often enjoy reinventing the wheel. Of course, this statement only applies to FUN wheels. Accounting wheels, laundry wheels, homework wheels … I’m 100% happy sticking with what works and what everyone else is doing regarding those wheels.  But when it comes to being a Work From Home Mom, and a Music Business Entrepreneur, I will quite …

National Poetry Month: First Poem, My Daughter

As you may have read in previous blog entries or seen on my Facebook page, April is National Poetry Month, and I am challenging myself to write one poem per day. Today is April 4, and I’ve written four poems, so I’m right on schedule!  Today I thought I’d share one of my favorites that I’ve written so far: My …

Women: We were made for so much more than sex!

Pop Culture would have it that women are supposed to be sexual beings. And we are. But we were made for so much more! Our feminine graces, our maternal instincts, our soft curves, our ability to heal, sooth, and calm … these gentle powers may not be valued in the eyes of the mainstream as “sexy,” or “cool,” … Forget …

Newtown Connecticut Tragedy: Heaven Belongs to Little Children

Newtown, Connecticut. “Within minutes, 26 people were dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School – 20 of them children. Among the six adults killed were Dawn Hochsprung, the school’s beloved principal, and school psychologist Mary Sherlach.” – CNN Words can’t express this level of tragedy … or depravity. In devastating times like these, it’s so easy to blame “guns,” “insanity,” “God,” …