Seven years ago today, on April 10, 2007, I began blogging. On past blogoversaries I have shared things that I have learned from blogging and two years ago, since my blogoversary fell on the second Tuesday of April, I chose “Blogoversaries” to be the Time Warp topic for that month. Last year I decided to keep it simple and choose one word to […]


My Voices of the Year

by Kathy on February 1, 2014 · 2 comments

in Background, BlogHer, Decisions, Writing

I am excited to be attending to BlogHer’14 this July in San Jose, CA! I have already bought my ticket to the conference, reserved a hotel room and booked airfare. This will be my third BlogHer annual and I look forward to what will make this year’s experience unique and wonderful in its own way. I […]



by Kathy on December 3, 2013 · 3 comments

in Coping, Grief, Journey, Just Write, Life, Loss, Love, Marriage, Writing

We were running a bit late, as we’d stayed home long enough for me to register her for a park district sports class. If we didn’t do it right at 9:00 a.m., she might not have gotten a spot. As we turned right off of our street, habitually following our daily route to her preschool, […]


My Top Ten (2010)

by Kathy on October 16, 2013 · 0 comments

in Decisions, Inspiration, Top Ten Lists, Writing

After making annual Top Ten lists the past few years, in preparation for choosing my favorite of my own posts to submit to Melissa Ford’s annual Creme de la Creme list, I decided to go back and create them for the previous years I blogged. I thought it would be fun for me and others to be able to get […]


The 8th Annual Creme de la Creme list opened for submissions yesterday. Two years ago, when I started looking through my posts to pick one to submit for the 2011 Creme, I struggled to decide which to choose as my favorite. I was very motivated and inspired to write that year, so I felt that I had […]

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My mom calls them peak life experiences and my friend Lori refers to them as perfect moments. Either way, last night was filled with them. I spent a rare evening with just my mom and dad. We ate at one of my favorite hometown restaurants, Prairie Moon. I ordered my favorite meal there (of course) […]