“Having it all” depends on what you want to have

Time? Money? Beauty? Education, career, children? A clean house, a hot meal? A business wardrobe or sweats? A reliable, predictable spouse or an exciting, spontaneous pain-in-the ass? When we get exciting, we long for reliable when living in the moment bears its consequences. When predictable gets boring, we need some spicing up. We want our…

I blog to write, to journal. Not make cyber small-talk.

Thank you, dear readers, all two of you. Three if you count Mark the Barber, because rumor has it you're following the Sass Box. Or wait, maybe my husband was just trying to make me feel good since he never actually reads it himself. Thanks for keeping comments to a minimum. Before you think that…

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath writes, "I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another…

Confessions of a college mom

Week two of kids in school, mom tending the fires at home. I'm lovin' it! Fall happens to be my favorite season ever and I get to see this one into the holidays without my own school agenda lurking in the corners of every hour as I watch the clock tick toward pick-up for my…

Room to Breath

For the first time in a long while, time is not slipping through my fingers and escaping me. I am not feeling as though I'm constantly on borrowed time; cutting corners everywhere to make the ends meet. I am on a temporary sabbatacle from my full-time studies and taking only one class this semester. It…