The C-Word

Being a SAHM is really not just about playing with your small children, looking up fabulous recipes on Pinterest, and sweeping up Cheerios from under the couch. While I have done all of the above as a SAHM, I'm telling you that it's truly a juggling act of many full-time jobs rolled into one with…

Ten Years is Not Enough

Last week the former Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, was sentenced to ten years in prison for the murder of her upstairs neighbor, Botham Jean, when she went into his apartment, allegedly thinking it was her own, and shot him dead on his couch while he was eating ice cream. The initial conviction ten days…

Ennui

Blue. Or maybe sort of a deep violet, like when the sun is setting in the desert sky. Yeah. That's how she feels. Not quite sad or depressed. Just kind of in the feels of it all with a touch of alone sprinkled with a fine dusting of "damn, I wish the sun would come…

Winter Road Trip

We added another city to our "TEXAS: The European Tour" list. We drove to Odessa. Okay, we drove through Odessa. We bought gas in Odessa. We really wanted to go to the Meteor Crater Museum in Odessa. But after driving nearly two miles down that lonely stretch of road out in the middle of nowhere,…

Lazy Daze

I have fallen into a rut it. Or so it would seem. I haven't written anything in well over a month. I wish that I could say it was because I've been busy with NaNoWriMo and that I'm almost finished with my novel. That would be an outright lie. (Although I did start working on…

But I Still Feel 25 Inside

So, I'll be celebrating the 21st anniversary of my 29th birthday this month. Oh, yeah. And I'm quite happy with most of my choices over the years that have helped shape me into the person I am today. I'm a pretty okay with me as a human. My mind is pretty sharp and I have…

Ch-ch-changes

Consider this post a Public Service Announcement. As the parent of an adult child with Autism, I have learned that changes can be hard. If we rearranged the living room, she would be upset and want to return the furniture to where it had previously been. She is still upset with us for painting the…

Outfitting Ismail

Every child goes through that tween/teenager search time in his or her life. Some hit these milestones sooner than others.  My third child, Ismail, was ten years old when he started. I was a little confused as to why he was the one hanging out in the "personality fitting room" of life, rather than his…

She Deserves More

(Photo credit: N. Mohamed-Fawzy) She's heartbroken and mourning the loss of love. The break-up was one that hurts but is better for her in the long run. He wasn't the one. He was nice enough and kind enough to her for a while. But he didn't choose to make her the one who makes him…

Garbage

I was asked tonight by a college professor, "What do you write about?" and I said it was mostly garbage. I then back-pedaled and told him about the ten chapters of a novel I have written that has been in a drawer for the last five years because I am just "stuck" on one of…