That’s me in New York 2016.  I paid for my own flight, food, alcohol and even brought back each of my three kids something other than a lousy T-Shirt. Disclaimer: I did have a free place to stay, but that’s a story for another time.

My name is Cheri.  No, not Sherry or Cherry (though my head automatically turns in the direction of anyone saying a name that begins with a “sh” sound).

You will find most posts here are my experiences as a single middle-aged mother.  But don’t be surprised if I throw in a haiku now and then because I’m pretty creative and love the challenge of getting my point across in 17 syllables.

To see more of my writing you can check here and this site or go to my IG and FB pages.

Here are a few more things about me:

Kids: I have three children (G – 22, B – 20, B – 11)

Places: I was born in Los Angeles, CA and moved to a very small town in southern Missouri when I was 13.  I moved back to Cali when I was 17.  Currently, I live in Ventura – a small coastal city halfway between Santa Barbara and Malibu.

Passions: Animals ~ I don’t eat them and I feel it is my duty to be their voice anyway I can.

My music~ I love attending concerts.  My favorite are New Wave bands from the 80’s and Modern Alt Rock.  I am a self-proclaimed seat snob and more than likely won’t go to a show unless I have kickass seats.

Dallas Cowboys football~ Though I’ve been a fan since I was 7, this past season was probably my favorite.