"The Tightrope Walker"

"The Tightrope Walker" by Jean-Louis Forain

My Circus Act

Welcome to my crazy, but basically average adventure in motherhood.  I am a mother to two busy girls who keep me on my toes.  Sophie is a wonder of contradictions, including being a shy drama queen.  Molly is a true wild child - a friendly, adventurous, cuddler-extraordinaire.  I have a great husband, JD, who makes me laugh, cry and want to scream all at the same time. I also am a teacher, daughter, sister, and friend. And, it is all of these roles that make me feel like I am a tightrope walker. I know I'm not the first or only woman to feel this way, so I look forward to sharing my walk and hearing all about yours!

I don't aspire to be a writer or imagine myself to be an admired blogger.  I don't blog for popularity or income.  Truth be told I blog for therapy, reflection, to record our lives and maybe find a connection to other busy women who are just trying to find themselves in the chaos that is motherhood.  So read along and share at will, but please be kind because I'm just an average mom, living an average life and making lots of mistakes.  Do you ever lose your balance, and fall off the tightrope?

Thanks for sharing my walk!


P.S.  Here are some of the posts that started it all.


  1. I blog for the same reasons! Although I love to write and shhhh but have a dream of one day being published. But for now the dream is just to continue doing something I love and thus I have finally found a blog that suits me. I really look forward to getting to know you. I tease that I have made some really good friends from Canada through blogging and that I must move there :) Let's do this tight rope thing together cause everyone needs a safety net sometimes!

  2. I totally agree about the safety net...we all need a soft place to fall! Thanks for the lovely comment.