Flip the Script
Flipping the Script: Changing Your Perspective When You Can’t Change Your Situation It’s a truth universally acknowledged that some days are just straight up crappy. It’s another truth that some situations or sets of circumstances can leave us confused, dejected, exhausted, or even depressed if […]
So this is our new normal now, huh?
It’s official. We’ve been “safer at home” for a solid month now and coronavirus can kiss my ever-increasingly-insane behind. This “new normal” is pretty much crazy. My kids started spring break on March 12 and haven’t been back to school since. Around the same time, […]
On Impromptu Date Nights and Feeling Like a Grownup
Bzzzzz. My Apple Watch buzzed my wrist at about 10:35 that Friday morning. That was nothing new, though. My sisters and I were famous for having these texting sprees that would go on and on to the point where I would sometimes take off my […]
7 Siblings, 300 Years, 1 Amazing Milestone
I was a 15 year-old sophomore in high school when my grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. That is quite a milestone, isn’t it? Even at such a young age, I remember feeling the importance of it. Looking back, it seems like such a long […]
I think I’m having a midlife confusion.
Hi. I’m Beth. I’m 42 years old and I am not having a midlife crisis. A midlife confusion, though? Yeah, that sounds about right. See, I’m in this really weird stage of life right now and, frankly, it has confused the hell out of me. […]
Cruising on Disney Without Kids? Yes, Please!
Greg and I just returned from our anniversary cruise a couple days ago. To say that we had an amazing time? Well, that would be an egregious understatement, although probably not surprising. What might surprise you, though, was that we cruised on the Disney Cruise […]
20 Years In, I’d Say Yes All Over Again
When I was a girl of 21, I stood at the altar of a beautiful church with a handsome boy and vowed to be his wife. I vowed to be true to him in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I […]
Colorado and the California Zephyr
Imagine it with me, friends. Exploring the city on foot, taking train tunnels straight to Narnia. Beer tastings and amazing breakfasts. Fabulous hotels, excellent coffees, and views to die for. Does that sound like a good time to you? Almost two weeks ago now, Greg […]
Popular Opinion Made Us a Couple, Love Kept Us One
It was a usual Thursday morning, earlier this month. Greg was getting ready to head to work. The kids were making their lunches and being reminded to brush their teeth. It was pretty darn normal (i.e., typically crazy) in our kitchen. But it wasn’t just […]
The Anniversary I Forgot, But He Remembered
When was the last time you felt really appreciated? Like knocked off your feet, blown away, seen, known, and loved by another human being kind of appreciated? For me, it was this morning. Today, Greg celebrates his 15th anniversary working for J&J. And, by default, […]