Fifth wheel

As a divorced woman it’s not unusual for me to feel like an interloper when surrounded by families.  Swim meets are full of cheering moms and dads. My babies only have me there so I’ve learned to cheer loud (okay VERY loud) so they don’t feel like less.  School functions…important events…I am usually a party […]


My blog is filled with triumphant stories of my fella swimming and rants about my eldest daughter.  This is the opposite. I love this picture. The poise, the quiet determination and the visual lines it displays. That’s MY DAUGHTER. I sometimes shake my head in disbelief that this spunky, spirited creature is mine. Despite seeing […]

Hey fella!

Dear fella- I’ve spent most of your life telling you, “a good man does the right thing even when no one is looking.” I hope those words matter to you. I hope you always strive to do the right thing. Do I think you always do the right thing? No.  But perfection  was never my […]