Alice in Wonderland

My first glimpse of truth was at a costume party. He took me to her house for the event, and the two of them enjoyed shots with neighbors and work pals while her husband and I watched them like they were our errant children, laughing about how they couldn’t hold their liquor and wouldn’t make…

Brave Girl Wannabe is Angry

The bravest people I know are children surviving the behavior of selfish adults. The bravest people I know are children who try to offer forgiveness in scenarios where "adults" like me simply cannot. The bravest people I know are children who admit they are afraid and ask for help. The bravest people I know are…

Go Into The Light, Brave One

I think I have seen every episode of Friends at least a couple times. Some of them I’ve probably seen a dozen times - I especially love the Thanksgiving episodes and the ones from the season where the main characters have switched apartments. One of my favorite Phoebe moments is in an early episode and…

WWJD? He’d Nap.

Have you ever sat in a car or house while it’s pouring rain and looked across the street at dry ground? Rains and storms both fascinate me and frighten me. I think it’s odd that people freak out because we live in an area subject to hurricanes but they think nothing of living in an…

Brave Girls ARE the storm.

Urban Dictionary has some very interesting - and some pretty hilarious - definitions for family. It's not necessarily about who's blood you have, or who you're forced to spend the holidays with. It's about people you love and they love you back. A bunch of people who hate each other and eat dinner together. People…

Falling Masterpieces

I am currently trying to teach my 7-year old how to ride a bike. I use the word “teach” loosely, as we are not making a ton of progress. I have basically just been running alongside her holding on to the bike as she either laughs with glee or begs me not to let go.…

Spring Is Coming, Brave Girl

It is late winter right now. Not early winter. Not mid winter. Late winter. That part of winter where you start thinking that every frost could be the last one and you start thinking about planting things because spring is so close you can feel it in the afternoon air. It's currently 92 degrees as…