Peace Corps Reflections

I can’t believe it’s already Peace Corps Week. In honor of the “toughest job I’ll ever love” these next 3 posts are dedicated to my 2 years of service, teaching language arts and other teachers on the West Indian island of Antigua. We were called EC58 and there were around 60 of us in our […]

Lovin’ Me Some Winter!

Ok, so in case you have missed a post or two, Terry and I moved back to Chicago last summer after five years of living in New Orleans. While in NOLA, we made it back to the Midwest every summer numerous times, but only made it back for two Thanksgivings and two Christmas vacations. While […]


Our baby girl Zoey died on Monday, December 15, 2014. She almost made it to 2015. So close. It was a privilege to have been a part of her journey and to have been her mom. We adopted her when she was three years old, a gentle hellfire who was on the NOLA SPCA’s death […]

Fantabulous Fall

While I’ve been quite frustrated with the whole cancer thing since we have been back in Chicago, there have been plenty of positive things going on that have more than balanced out the negativity. One of the things that made my heart sing was being back in the Midwest for the Fall after 5 years. […]