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Bella

I’m an (almost) 30-something free-lance writer, blogger, genealogist, and friend. Yep. If you pay me, I’ll be your friend. Initial fees are subject to negotiation. You can also contact me about product reviews and ad space. Everything is for sale around here. I make my home in Boston with my roommate, Jane Doe; my 12 year old dog, Chewy; and Jane’s feral cat, Felix. I’m addicted to reading Mormon mommy blogs, Huffington Post, Jezebel, and Facebook status updates.
Bella has written 57 posts for BELLA-isms

Well, I Tried.

“Don’t try to do it; just do it.” These eight words had the distinct possibility of changing my life when I first heard them over four years ago. To a certain degree, it did. I’ve always remembered these words. They’ve constantly served as a charge, encouragement to act, to fully commit to life. And yet, … Continue reading

Getting out of the Motherhood Time Trap

When I made the decision to relocate to my family home in North Carolina to focus on my writing and help raise my nephew I thought life would become a lot less complicated. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Being a full-time surrogate (and single) mother for an eleven year old boy is exhibit A … Continue reading

When My Sister Asked to Give My Eulogy

How we stumbled into a conversation on giving each others eulogies, I’ll never know. Leave it to my sister to depress someone into the depths of despair by bringing up their inevitable death. I bet she really does sit over in her house and dream up plans to ruin a perfectly good day. On more … Continue reading

“Girls” and Self-Entitlement: Do I Know How Lucky I Am?

We don’t have HBO, or cable for that matter, so I’m a teeny bit behind the ball when it comes to television culture. But thanks to the bounty of blog posts and attention given to Girls, I feel like I know enough about the show that’s taken the media world by storm. Everywhere I click … Continue reading