Monthly Archives: April 2011
When I hear someone’s story that communicates what I haven’t been able to, I feel less alone. And I feel empowered because my silence is shattered by their courage to speak. That is why I share my stories. To offer understanding and strength and to put an end to the stifling clutches of fear. That is my prayer.
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In the summer growing up, my sister and I would live with our daddy on his dairy farm in North Dakota. I [...]
>I am excited to announce the winners of the Wild Child Mama Apron give away are Galit Breen and Patty Cabler!
I don’t believe in coincidence and know that when my son drew Galit’s name from the coffee can it was meant to be. She is the reason I started blogging in the first place. When she discovered that I was writing a memoir she gently but firmly pushed me into the world wide web spotlight. She is an amazing, clever and inspiring writer [...]
When I was a kid, I was tougher and smarter than most girls. I could pass the sissy test, steal candy cigarettes from the corner drug store, and stare you down like Dirty Harry ‘till you ran home hiding behind your mama’s sneakers.
As I got older, I changed. Picking scabs wasn’t so sexy. Dainty was sexy. A strong “inner” voice was sexy. Belching in someone’s face? Not so sexy.
But I miss that badass little punk. She wasn’t afraid to [...]
I’ve gone off the deep end. Crazy. Bonkers. I don’t know if it’s age or being a stay-at-home-mom or just this insanely delicious, gluten-free snack I won from One Part Honey, Two Parts Mama, and a Whole Lotta Love that I’ve been munching on (so damn good!). But I am boldly walking that fine line between normal and WILD once again in my life.
Let me explain:
I started this blog! I’m sharing stories about shimmying my yummies, shedding fears, and shirts that are inside out. [...]