I Am Ninja Warrior Princess of the Badlands

Oh, you’re there.


Twyla Lively here, suburban wife and mommy of twins.  You’ve reached my personal blog.

Since you’re here anyway, you might as well take a look at my family photos. 🙂

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Here are some random items about me:

I am an excellent speller.

My favorite foods are pizza, steak, and corn on the cob.

I am currently dog-less, but this is temporary.

I was single for a long time, waiting and searching for the right partner.

I am wildly grateful for what I have now: a sweet, hot, smart husband of almost 10 years (who is the right guy), two crazy little kids, boy-girl twins, a loving and supportive family, a select group of beautiful sister-friends, a princess bath tub, and plenty of wine.

I read a lot: Margaret Atwood, Anne Tyler, Geraldine Brooks, Sarah Dunant, George R.R. Martin, Madeleine L’Engle, C.S. Lewis, Dr. Seuss, recipes, toy directions, etc.

I listen, seek, read, write, ask, pay attention, contemplate, learn . . . and worry.

I am the oldest of three. My brothers and I had the extraordinary gift of knowing well, all four of our grandparents.

My hubby and I recently discovered we like cruise ships.

I take long, hot, bubbly baths for relaxation, as often as I can.  This is really often, so . . .

In addition to ninja warrior princess of the badlands, I might also be a mermaid.

I have a small tattoo.

I try to love God and others. I try to be a good wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. I try to help when others are in need.  I try to exercise regularly.  I try not to eat too much junk food, but we all have our weaknesses.

I live in the Dallas, Texas suburbs, but I often go to my dad’s big ranch in West Texas and have adventures there.

I am an aspiring philosopher, psychologist, photographer, writer, cook, and ukulele player.  That last one pertains to my hubby, not me, but I might be a little jealous.

I have completed a bachelor’s degree (English), two master’s degrees (business and family studies), and I have many years of corporate experience.  Also, I am a certified PMP, which does not designate anything even slightly related to pimps and hoes, but rather stands for project management professional.

These days, my primary job responsibility is the mommy-ing of two lively first graders; my business critical path is carpool line to piano lessons to soccer practice; my chief accomplishments are moderating quarrels over Legos; and my shining, glorious achievement is the completion of daily laundry.

And yes — resounding yes — this is the good life.

Thank you for listening.


P.S. I’m not qualified to offer anybody any advice about anything, but I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment on any of my posts.  Or, if you prefer, you can contact me at: twylalively@gmail.com.

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