I Thrive – Honoring women everywhere

pictures of my Ma!

I journal-ed this poem on March 1st, 2019, knowing that this is the month of the woman and March 8 was International Women’s Day. I was inspired by my mom, my daughter’s and my friends. I hope to share this everywhere!

I Thrive.

My thanks,

For I thrive on the backs of those before me,

Who let me push the full weight of my soul,

Upon their fighting minds and wise ways.

They, who saw themselves as not inferior,

Not to be owned,

Not to be ignored.

For theirs is a might unlike anything in this world,

A wonder upon which to be revered.

A roar meant to be heard.

We stand alongside humankind,

Being kind, working hard, adding value to…


Thank you to the many of my kind.

The sisterhood.

The coven.

The grandmamas.

The many who fought, the many who continue to fight,

To protect our place in the human race……

Where we all could…

and should…



Day by Day

Written on 6/9/97, while sitting on the beach, pondering life, wondering where in the world it would take me. I’m still learning…still feeling my way about. This is my 100th post . Wow!!!! IMG_0092

Day By Day

I must recapture my youth

I’m feeling rather old

Often confused, diving into depths

That are too cold.

My purpose is unknown

With a journey that never ends

Paths too choose

Broken trails to mend.

Life is a question

With no clear answer in sight

But the answer is just around the corner

In the shadow of that light.

See the children laughing

Hear them when at play

Remember all your childlike dreams

And live them, Day by Day.

MIndful, Subway Art


write well

Finding the time to write and create can be hard. But what I have learned it to simply go with the ebb and flow of it all. Try to when I can, and move on if I can’t. Keep a notebook handy to write down ideas and really take a good clear look at them to generate some inspiration. Inspiration…….for inspiration I often look to nature…sometimes in the form of a walk or breathing in some fresh air. How do find time and inspiration for your creative endeavors?


It’s Live-Bumptabulous, the book has launched!!!!

And I have a copy for one lucky random winner!!!!!!

I was lucky to be asked to participate in writing four funny, light-hearted stories about my own pregnancy. Over 20 women were asked to write and now there is Bumptabulous!!!!!!

It has launched today! Head over to Amazon to purchase!

But you can also leave a comment here and be randomly chosen to win a copy


you can head over to Librarything to also enter to win!

Read  more about it by clicking the links below!!!!

-the Bumptabulous Site.

my bio on the Bumptabulous site.

-Bumptabulous on Facebook

-Bumptabulous on Amazon


Published in Mamalode Magazine!

So excited to share my published poem! It was in the most recent magazine, MAMALODE, out of Missoula Montana.

I actually came across this magazine at Playful Planet Headquarters. Karen had a copy of it on her desk, and I was taken in by the cover. So I wrote the name down and later looked it up online at home. I love the idea have having a themed read each time the mag came out. When I read that they were looking for submissions around the theme of Balance. I decided to try for it.

It really is pretty cool to have your name in print for something you wrote! Though the magazine is mostly centered in Missoula, all the articles are for everyone reading and I feel so honored to be part of this community! Check them out online and if you can get a hold of a copy, consider it time well spent!

Here is the poem…….

I Am The Beam.

I find myself

on a fine line.

Walking on it.

Not a tightrope.

A balance beam.

On one side

I see.

I see what

I do

For everyone.

Care, share, and give.

On the other side

I see

what I do for


Seek, find, and create.

In the middle

is me.

The lines crossover.

The air is wide.

I realize in my motion

I am the middle.

I am the balance.

I am the beam.


Thanks for letting me share!!!!  Cheers to sharing more soon!