No, this isn’t a Monty Python reference. It’s actually something Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a … Continue reading Be the best darn shrubbery you can be
They drive me nuts. They make me panic. They stress me out. And I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Am I talking about stepkids or paintings? Trick question I guess — it could go both ways. In a way, … Continue reading 3+Me: Thankful for the panic
If you’ve ever set a goal for yourself, and it didn’t terrify you, it probably wasn’t a big enough goal. If it was something you felt completely confident you’d achieve, it probably wasn’t a big enough goal. If it was … Continue reading Are your goals intimidating enough?
I swear I’ve been trying to get myself on a “schedule” since I was an apartment-dwelling single girl with one cat. (I am now a house-dwelling married stepmom-of-two, and the cat count is up to five.) A lot has changed … Continue reading 3+ME: Never enough thyme
It’s good to have goals. It’s also good to learn from, uh, messing up on those goals every once in a while. (Or if you’re ambitious, possibly more than once in a while.) Two weeks ago, I wrote a column … Continue reading 3+ME: Do’s and don’ts of stepparent staycationing
Aside from talking to humans, my biggest fear about going full-steam ahead in this art gig, is finding humans to talk to. Clients, I suppose you’d … Continue reading If I wasn’t so busy with clients, I’d have time to find clients
Most goals (like a second-grade research project) aren’t actually hard; they just take time Here at The Herald News, we have a scary elevator. From what I understand, it’s the second oldest in Massachusetts, and it took me a while … Continue reading 3+ME: Goals? Take the stairs
At the newspaper I work at, I’m used to fast deadlines and short turnaround times. “When do I need this design done? Today? Sure thing.” That’s … Continue reading Love’s (art) labors lost
“Normal” families see each other every day. But as I wrote last week, blended families … don’t. A lot of things “normal” families take for granted are conspicuously missing in families like mine, where part-time custody means, for a decent … Continue reading 3+Me: Perks of part-time custody (part 2)
J.K. Rowling. Taylor Swift. Johnny Depp. You see their names and you think of one thing they’re known for.
And then there’s me and you.