Listen to Your Mother: Portland Cast

I’m beside myself with joy to be part of the cast for Portland, OR’s Listen to Your Mother show! If you’re in the area, get tickets here. I went to the show last year and was bowled over by the talented storytellers on the stage. I laughed. I cried. I may have even sobbed. It […]

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Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments? At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A’s. Well, that’s a little lie. I didn’t get straight-A’s. I got straight C’s in handwriting, and once–in Fifth Grade–I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my […]

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So Excited… I Could Pee My Pants!

I’m On BlogHer!!!!!!!!! BlogHer featured my camping debacle post on the front page of the Work/Life section!!! Do me an, er, solid, and head over to BlogHer, laugh at my expense, and then share it from their site on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and maybe even Google Plus if you’re into that sort of thing. (I […]

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Fametimidation

Kylie & Elvis

Fametimidation:(Noun) the state of anxiety, timidity, and awkward muteness experienced upon meeting a celebrity author, actor, musician or other professional idol in real life; adjective and verb forms: fametimidated, fametimidating Example: “I sat with one of my favorite writers at lunch at BlogHer and could barely speak because I felt so fametimidated.”

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BlogHer Voices of the Year

Just checked my email and found this little gem Congratulations!  You are being honored as a 2014 BlogHer Voice of the Year for the following post: “When You Were My Age“  And I’m a wee bit excited… When You Were My Age is about my dad, who I miss dearly, but has made me into the woman […]

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