Cries in the darkness, I grab my rope and roll out of bed, leaving my husband to sleep. At any moment his phone will ring, calling him to the train yard.
So it is one of my favorite past times every year to explain our family Christmas situation to everyone. For those with family down the street, it could be easier. But for those traveling for the holidays farther than 2 hours, it gets pretty sticky. Railroad women are a rare animal that solo-parent roughly 80-100%…Read More
I talk a lot about Tribe in regards to parenting, wifing, working, writing, etc. It is a very particular group of people that “get” the aspect of your life that is unique to the general population. Of these, I find the railroad wives to be my biggest cheerleaders. An even smaller group (you know who…Read More
It seems to be the trend with my fellow bloggers today, to talk about the condition of their “Momming” or “Wifing” or “Womaning” in general. Although I do a pretty darn good job at juggling, I am not satisfied with about 40% of what makes me, Me. Please walk with me, I’m sure you’ll recognize…Read More
This book thing is getting pretty serious. Thanks to another Challenge hosted by ChapterBuzz and Tim at What Inspires Your Writing, I am on target to finishing the first draft by the end of the month. So far I have a blog, an author facebook page, a book facebook page, an author twitter account, the…Read More
This super-short is in response to a writing prompt that is very dear to my heart. You can find the original post at What Inspires Your Writing? Twelve hours had come way too slow. He had been stopped in the middle of nowhere with no one else but the engineer for ten hours of the…Read More
My little dude is 4 and loves Ghostbusters, Nerf guns, and Team Umi Zoomie. My 6 month-old is breastfed and wakes up no less than 3 times a night. I work 40 hours a week, Monday thru Friday and on weekends we try to cram some kind of family outing. I share in cooking…Read More
There is a small group of women that I know can relate to this. Pilot wives and, in a small margin of similarity, military wives can also relate (I have been a military wife, too). So I try to do my sisters justice. Here we go: I do not know when my husband will…Read More