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Last weekend my son and I joined my parents', my grandmother, and my sister's family in the White Mountains for our annual Fall weekend getaway. Our family has been partaking in this tradition for over a decade, and we eagerly look forward to moose hunting, leaf peeping, and roasting marshmallows fireside every year. This year was a bit different, though. My son, Jack, and my nephew, Ja....

I am a Bostonian. Born and raised, I proudly bleed Boston through and through. I live and die by the Sox, Pats, Celtics, and Bruins. February 2002 was a defining moment in my life as was October 2004. Before these historical days in our city’s history, I never knew what it felt like to experience winning a Super-bowl or a World Series. With these wins and newly established dynasties has c....

Today a friend of mine was published for the first time. She was beyond excited, and her piece was a well-written, insightful, and inspiring one about her struggle to find and define herself and the unique quirks....

Five years ago today, I drunkenly and selfishly sat in shock and denial. I could function, had no motivation to even try to function, and was as close to giving up as I've ever been. The next few days were all a blur. All I really remember is the soul cru....

At 33 I can count on one hand how many people I consider true friends and this list includes my husband. I'm perfectly content with my family and few close friends and never yearn for more. While I have been unbelievably lucky to meet new friends whom I've been able to develop deep, meaningful and lasting friendships with as an adult, most would say I keep my circle small.

I h....

At just twenty-six-years-old, my world crumbled around me. The facade of a life that I had been pretending to enjoy crumbled around me. The death of my beloved grandfather was shortly followed by my long overdue filing for divorce.

At the time my son was just three-years-old. I was a stay-at-home-mom with no car, tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, and about $5,000.00 t....

For centuries people have struggled with the question of, “why are we here, what is our purpose,” and “what does it all mean?” I have not escaped these age-old questions, nor the search for deeper meaning. For as long as I can remember I have tormented myself trying to figure out and master my purpose.

While I may not know exactly what my purpose is or “w....

Dear Katie,

I know you won't believe me when I tell you this, but Mom really is always right when she says you can't plan everything. I know this drives you crazy because you love planning everything out, but believe me, you'll save yourself a ton of heartache if you just listen to her now and ease up on all the planning.

No matter how hard you fight, what's ....

Amazing vacations spent with family, chock full of beach days, hikes, ice cream, and cookouts. Endless summer days spent “riding bikes” to nowhere and playing manhunt until the street lights came on. Those are some of my fondest childhood memories. Great as those times were, my very favorite memories don’t look anything like the sun-filled days described.

The oldest ....

Moms, Dads, athletes, professionals, and students are all common ways that people identify themselves. For a period of time during my younger years, I identified myself as a Type-A Perfectionist. I was born with both a plan and goals and nothing was going to stop me from completing my plans and achieving my goals.

As time progressed and I grew up the time old saying proved to be true,....

Around two o’clock in the morning, I was awoken by a call from my grandmother that changed everything. I knew it was coming, my grandfather had been on hospice for a week, but nothing could’ve prepared me for the deep grief that instantly took my mind, body, heart, and soul hostage. I was surprised to see my husband wasn’t yet home from his 3PM-11PM shift. By any means, he was....

The majority of my twenties was plagued with stress, uncertainty, and a general sense that I was lost at sea, floating adrift into uncharted waters. An unpleasant divorce combined with the first real losses of my life left me in a tailspin leading to a deep, dark hole I feared I may never emerge from.

Slowly though, I began to emerge. Difficult as it was, I adjusted to my new role as ....

I grew up in a suburb about 20 minutes South of Boston. Though a large city, my neighborhood was an insulated one that felt like a small town within the city. My friends and I lived, played, worked, and attended Church all in about a three-mile radius. Everyone knew everyone; we all worked at the local coffee shop together, shopped at the same grocery store, belonged to the same Parish, and fre....

I hold no ill will and wish you peace. This I have told you time and time again. It seems every time a fair amount of time passes you reappear, just as you did when I was a vulnerable child, unaware of how to protect myself from your absence or your presence. I understand and feel for your hurt, but I’ve finally come to realize my hurt trumps what I perceive to be yours.

I don&r....

Throughout my thirty years, I have been very privileged to have experienced living in many states across our great nation. My Dad was in the Navy, so every two years we moved when he was re-stationed. We lived in Arizona and Washington State, seeing much of the country during our road trips to our new destinations until my dad retired from the Service and we returned home. Upon returning home t....

Born and raised in Boston, I grew up a strict Irish Catholic. If I wasn’t at Mass with one set of grandparents over the weekend, my Dad made sure my siblings and I were there with him and my Mom. Maybe because of the connotation my Faith carries so closely to my grandparents’ or maybe just because I’m a very faithful person, my Faith has always been very, very important to me.....

My best friend is getting married...Now What?

"I'm engaged," my best friend, Lynn, of 20 years excitedly exclaimed through the phone, while simultaneously texting me a picture of her smiling so brightly that she was gleaming, holding up her left hand, showcasing her bright and shiny new engagement ring. "Congratulations! I'm so happy for you," I told her an....

Monsters under the bed, the dark, and The Boogie Man are all common childhood fears. Many parents have spent countless nights checking under the bed for the elusive monster, only to be called in a few minutes later to check again “just in case.” In our house, a small bathroom sconce is left lit each evening to ensure any fears are warded off so that my son is able to peacefully drif....

Newly graduated from college, a first-semester graduate student, married, and a new mother by 24, one could easily say I had a full plate. Madly in love with both my son and my husband, and fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home-mom, I was in love with my life, or what I perceived to be my life.

My husband and I met when we were very young. He was seventeen and I was eighteen. We had l....


About Katie Logue

Katie is a Boston to Connecticut transplant trying to captain her and her family in new waters. She is supported by her loving husband Mike, and rambunctious son Jack, with extra amusement provided by their beloved chi-weenie Bailey. Katie was educated in the literary arts at Bridgewater State College and has been published on ScaryMommy.com and HerViewFromHome.com, where she is a regular contributor. Follow Katie on WordPress at: http://perfectlyimperfect32com.blog/ and Twitter at: https://twitter.com/kaffe329.