Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

The last time I think a really felt I belonged in this world I was seven years old. My life was simple, predictable. The world inside and outside of my rural Loveland, Colorado home allowed endless opportunity to let my imagination run wild. I was safe, warm, fed, and secure. My first day of kindergarten, … Continue reading Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

This is in no way a reflection of my own upbringing! But I realize that may not be the case for everyone. Knowing there's a good chance my mom or dad may read this, looking back on my childhood with adult eyes, there were moments I thought my mom or dad didn't care -- but … Continue reading When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

Tapping into My Creative Brain a Different Way

In early fall of 2018, I decided to use the sewing machine I received as a Christmas gift in 2017 to make a wedding quilt for my daughter and her husband.It would be my first attempt at a quilt, and of course I picked a complicated pattern. It took me almost two months to complete. … Continue reading Tapping into My Creative Brain a Different Way

Will 2019 Be the Year I Finally Simplify and Enjoy Life?

As 2019 approached, I found myself melancholy as I reflected on all the major events and milestones in 2018. So many amazing things happened (so many I might forget one or two) -- my older daughter's second pregnancy announcement my other daughter getting engaged and getting married planning and executing a wedding in 6 months … Continue reading Will 2019 Be the Year I Finally Simplify and Enjoy Life?

Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series

This post is inspired from the Emotional Wound Thesaurus entry described as "Becoming a Caregiver at an Early Age). As I work through describing each wound related to my fictional novel-in-progress, A Cord of Three, I'm seeing how some of the wounds I've assigned to my sisters are self-inflicted, while others are out of their control. … Continue reading Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series