• Humor

    I had another blog post for today.

    I had another blog post for today. I can’t post it because I’m not in the mood to laugh with others. It would be a fake laugh. I started a blog post last night. It was about Scott quitting the school PTA. That’s when Scott got the call. Scott: WHAT! I stopped typing. My stomach dropped. Something bad happened. I could hear the shock and sadness in Scott’s voice. I stared at Scott. Scott caught the questions in my eyes. Scott: Chris Mentzel passed away suddenly. Maybe heart attack. Me: WHAT! Scott hung up the phone. Me: What? We just hung out with him. No, he didn’t. Scott: That’s all Matt said. Oh wow. I just want…

  • Parenting

    Listen To Your Mother.

    Listen To Your Mother is a live show where women (and sometimes men) come together to read their stories about motherhood. More than 32 cities host these shows in honor of Mother’s Day. In February, I got an email congratulating me for earning a spot to try out in Kansas City. I did not make the cut to be in the show. This is because I have two voices. My writing voice is what you are reading. It’s the voice in my head. It’s confident. I have 506 posts on this blog. That’s getting up in front of a growing audience 506 times. This audience – you – doesn’t make me nervous. To be honest, I’m…