There’s always something going on in my head and heart.
Lucky (or unlucky) for you, I usually share it here!
We all have a lot of baggage, junk, or stuff we don’t like about ourselves. But each woman has an important story to share, even if she doesn’t realize it right away. Brené Brown, from her book The Gifts of Imperfection, shares, “Owning our story can be hard but not...read more
I had visions of grandeur heading into my first summer home with the kids. In the past, I had spent the summer counting down the days until I could stop paying for summer camp, but not this year. NO, this year was going to be different.read more
No two are alike. Some have white picket fences with families intact and a comfortable life in the suburbs. Others tend to venture down dark alleys with pitfalls and road blocks. But we all have one thing in common: we all have a story. Or, if you’re like me, a trilogy.read more
Prayer. Why does it matter? Do you have a "fight club"? I can't say that I am a fighter. I don't like violence. I have been in one physical fight. (When you stop laughing, keep reading.) I have a brother name Joey who is four years younger than me. He was getting...read more
It’s time for the Breaking Up with Perfect Giveaway! Before you write this one off under the presumption that it is not applicable to you, hear me out. I am a person that has never aimed for perfection, in fact I tend to do the exact opposite. Amy Carroll addresses this behavior” as the “never good enough” girl and boy does she hit the nail on the head! Yikes, did she have me in mind when she wrote this? No matter what side of the fence you fall on, the “good girl” or the “never good enough girl” you will love this book! I am confident that if I had read this book in my twenties it would have saved me from years of turmoil and strife and I am looking forward to having my teenage daughters read it.read more
With a gas can in one hand and a lit match in the other I left my hometown eight years ago and never looked back. For thirty three years I lived in the same county and there was a bad memory on every corner. I left in the wee hours of the morning and cried for the first 100 miles then I cranked up my radio and drove until I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. I traveled alone on the road to a new start in North Carolina, just a shell of a person hanging on by a thread.read more
This week, I have a guest blog post from author Amy Carroll that will give you a glimpse into what her new book is all about. I have to tell you I'm excited to continue my journey of Breaking up with Perfect! ~Melissa How my heart ached as I walked through my much...read more
I was catching up with a friend recently when I asked her how her Mother’s Day was–the tears welling up in her eyes told me all I needed to know. To be honest, mine was not noteworthy either. My husband is usually very thoughtful and generous when it comes to holidays, but this year not so much. I could easily chalk it up to the stress of us moving to a new state, a new house, a new job, a new routine, but that doesn’t make it sting any less.read more
The “S” word. We’ve all heard it and most likely cringed at the mere thought of it. I once received a book on the “S” word--it took me years to forgive the person who gifted it to me. After all, we are independent women who have fought hard for equality--why on earth...read more
My story….those two words seem to spark an odd feeling in me. I struggle with my story daily. I grew up one of 4 children in an abusive home. I don’t say abusive lightly, it was mental and physical and it was scary. But no one ever saw that.read more