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Breaking to Mend

Life's journey breaks us all, the lesson is in the mending

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Elizabeth Ann

I am a writer of novels, poetry, essays and blogs and more importanly a proud mama of two and wife to one! Not so domestic, "goddess" writing about life's crazy experiences, loss and grief, lessons learned therein, as well as the never-ending roller coaster that is parenthood.

A Mother’s Work

There's this saying that I've heard a million times throughout my life that goes something like, "You never appreciate your mother more, until you finally become one." It's said many different ways, but the gist is all the same. It's... Continue Reading →

Mom: Tooth Fairy Extraordinaire

It's summer time and for this parent it typically means children home around the clock, constant moaning of having nothing to do or being bored beyond comprehension, and the occassional fight breaking out. Which no matter how uninterested you are... Continue Reading →

Wise Up, Already!

Life has been... Well, different, lately. Full of many unexpected blessings and some unexpected losses, in-kind. I haven't lost my desire to write, though I have been discouraged with the prospect of actually speaking lately. This blog site is just... Continue Reading →

The Fight is in The Fire

What does it mean, when everything in your life, first comes with a fight? When you've spent most your life fighting to be seen, fighting to be heard, fighting to be taken seriously, fighting to be cared about, fighting to... Continue Reading →

Bringing the Pain: The Catharsis in Expression

I was reading today, and it got me thinking about how many people there are who are allowing themselves to move through their current and past difficulties by way of blogging. I get a lot of joy out of reading... Continue Reading →

Energy’s Shift: Love Vs. Fear (Pt.1)

We are in the midst of a universal shift in energy. It started off slow and steady, years ago, as many of us experienced this odd feeling of waking from a long sleep. It is a shift in breaking away... Continue Reading →

Pathway to Peace, Mindfulness & Gratitude

A few years ago, I began on a journey to find peace. Things at the time weren't great but they seemed to be following the somewhat natural flow of things. Until a bomb went off that shook everything I thought... Continue Reading →

Random Act of Kindness: What Goes Around, Comes Around

It's easy to forget that there is still kindness in the world and that people really do care. It's even easier to forget that everything we do, albeit good or bad, comes back around to land squarely at our feet... Continue Reading →

Tattered Threads

These tattered curtains resemble me Who I am today, The one I used to be They are worn from the daylight scorching their threads Holes from the violent breeze Through open windows Abruptly thrashing them They served their purpose when... Continue Reading →

The Heart of Man

I remember it like it was yesterday, police officers roaming from class to class with their dogs and handheld metal detectors. As one of them entered my classroom I knew any minute I would be in more trouble than I... Continue Reading →

A Day of Love

It’s Valentine’s Day and there are no words that adequately describe how much I have truly loathed this holiday. I shared last year, I think it was, why this is my least favorite day of the year – But to... Continue Reading →

Half-Hearted, Fully Loved (One Mother’s Journey into HLHS & Loss)

Libby sat in the row of guest chairs this morning, just waiting.  She wasn’t even sure what it was that she was waiting for, but there she sat in anticipation either way.  Dr. Melbourne, the Cardiovascular Surgeon who had taken over... Continue Reading →

Menopause Pt. 3: The Journey Continues

I'll admit, this is a weird place to be in. I'm 35 years old, going through menopause and raising a four year old. How many menopausal women out there can say the same? Shockingly, there is a lot considering all... Continue Reading →

Faux Feminism: What’s Not Being Said

Yesterday evening, I was watching a news program where the female journalist brought on a young woman, a self-identified “feminist” and a writer, whom had written a disparaging piece on the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump. It... Continue Reading →

Cast Your Cares

Last night I couldn’t sleep, so I went out to the living room with my laptop and thought maybe this would be a good time to write. Instead, I had so many things I wanted to say circling around in... Continue Reading →

The Act of Peace

I hear a lot of people these days shouting about peace and their desire for it, while they also perpetually allow themselves to be enthralled in petty arguments, endless debates and constant drama. As I’ve said many times, peace comes... Continue Reading →

For Whom Taught Me

This month marks the one year anniversary of my oldest sister’s passing and I’ve been thinking a lot about the influence that she had on my life. When she died, I was already on this journey of self-discovery and enlightenment,... Continue Reading →

Free Speech Anyone?

This past weekend my sister posted a funny video depicting millennials in a job interview. We both have teenaged daughters, which made it funny because we see the likeness in our own children. I personally saw it funny because the... Continue Reading →

Writing in the New Year

Lately I keep asking myself the question, what do I write for? The past few months I have written many pieces which I have passed on publishing to this blog. It seems like right now, emotions are heightened. Any difference... Continue Reading →

Decline and Fall

I can’t help but wonder, when is it ever going to be enough, for us to rise up and call the discrepancies to light? Suddenly adults have to be told not to inappropriately touch children. Suddenly grown people have to... Continue Reading →

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