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5 Ways to Embrace “Flawsome”

Dear readers, As I crawl into bed after a long day, shoving my half-folded clothes off the edge of my bed,  I think about the term "flawsome". I'm not sure if this is a recent word-vention (see I can do it too!) or if it's been around for a while, but in light of my day/year/life I think the term applies to me quite well. Actually, I think the nature of the term means that it can apply to everyone…

The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part Two

The Single Mom’s Guide to TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS: Part Two

Dear readers, Last week, I discussed in great detail four major signs that you may be in a toxic friendship. Halfway through typing out The Single Mom's Guide to Toxic Friendships: Part One, I realized that it would be way better as a two part post, considering I was going way past my 300-500 word limit. I ended up at over 1000 words, and I still have a lot more to say on the subject. Many of these experiences are my…

9 Quotes to Weather the Storm

Dear readers, Everyone has hard days, weeks, months, or maybe even a hard year. As human beings we doubt our decisions, beat ourselves up for the choices we made, and generally over-think what we may have under-thought before. When you enter into that rut, have your heart ripped to shreds, or have your will tested, sometimes we need some words of wisdom to yank us off our knees and back on to our feet. Here are nine quotes to help…

Ms. Moxie Goes Back to School…

And I thought I loved coffee before... Dear readers, I have decided to go back to school. It was pretty much a no-brainer. The hospital where I work offered to pay for two of it's departments to take a coding class. It's one three hour class, every Wednesday, for the next year. Plus tons of self training and reading. You think one class isn't that big of a deal, think again. Medical coding is hard. And also pretty amazing. Do…

Camping with my Best Friend

Dear readers, I have the best friend in the whole world. We met when we were seven. We were in the same class together. We walked home from school one day and we realized that her family had moved in to my family's old house. I'd like to think we knew it was meant to be. We did ridiculous things together as kids. I think my child is weird, but when I look back on the things my best friend and I…

The Sturgeon River

  Dear readers, I've formed a deep connection with nature these past few months.  I've always liked to be outside, but I never considered it a place of healing until this summer. Sometime around March, I began to formulate my summer plan. It looked a little bit like this, "Go outside as much as possible." I've really outdone myself. As mentioned before, I live in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It is small town in the middle of nowhere with nothing…

15 Goals of Summer 2015

Dear readers, I'm big on writing out lists and goals, doing this helps me focus on the major things that I need to accomplish daily, weekly, monthly, seasonally or whatever. Every Saturday morning, I write out a "To Do List" for the weekend as I'm working on this website. Naturally, now that it's officially June, I have written out my summer goals for 2015. I've been contemplating all week what my summer goals for 2015 should be. I sat and thought about them…

Walk with my bro…

Where are you going? Where have you been? I think about these things often when I look at him. Twenty-two years old with a mind full of ideals that the world will never conform too. What love is. What kindness is. What a good life is. And mostly, what a good person is. I wonder if I also felt this way  when I was twenty-two. I believe I definitely did. I remember distinctly hating many things, and now I don't…

Ms. Moxie’s 30 at 30

Dear readers, I always told myself that when I turned thirty years old, I would write down thirty pieces of "wisdom" that I have accrued over the years. And so I bring you, Ms. Moxie's 30 at 30. Enjoy! 1. There is such a thing as bad coffee. 2. Always keep a light on. 3. Female friendships ARE important. 4. Any job is a good job because it's a contribution to society. 5. Think positive, prepare for the negative. 6.…

“Cheap Trick” Concert

Dear readers, Sometimes a girl just needs a concert. Huge speakers, bright lights, lots of happy people, what's not to like?  It's the perfect place to go and relax your mind. The energy is positive and the music is always too loud to think. In the words of the great Hunter S. Thomspon , "Buy the ticket, take the ride."  My friend and I went to a "Cheap Trick" concert a few weeks ago and had a blast. I like…