I am a 30 year old (the 5 is silent) wife, mom, and nurse who feels most alive when I am immersed in music or hanging with my boys. I reside in a little town about an hour outside of Chicago. I enjoy laughing, reading, Netflix binging, and most recently have discovered that I actually love writing (ability has yet to be determined, so stay tuned). I jog laughingly in a feeble attempt to stave off an early death despite my horridly inadequate diet. I survive on sheer will, the support of my very close family, pets, a few friends… and coffee. Let’s all say a quick hurrah for my BFF – java. Thank you for joining me on this journey. I hope you will find a common core here that is greater than your Kindergartener’s math problems… a core of relevance, relatability, and laughter. Cannot wait to share my personal struggles, dark humor, and ridiculous stories with you all. Stay tuned. More to come.