Just A Mom

My 4-year-old came up to me and asks, “Are you a mother or just a mom?” Whew girl, what a loaded question. If you have a kid under the age of five, you know about the questions.  I don’t even have to be specific when I say that because you’re already sipping your second luke-warm…

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The Quiet Ones – Here We Go!

It’s that time again that I start begging strangers to appreciate my work! The Quiet Ones started with just a flicker of one “scene” in my mind back in July 2017 and since then, has grown into my second novel that I LOVED writing.  It’s very different from We All Fall Down, which makes me…

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I’m A Fraud

Maybe it’s because for most of my adolescence my peers managed to remind me of every single flaw I had.  Ones that I didn’t even realize were flaws but just differences that either I was able to choose or not.  Regardless, I was a magnet for those who figured out how to dress and to…

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Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

Every morning starts about the same. The click of her doorknob, the soft padding of her toes across the floor and her scratchy voice whispering “It’s morning time!” We spend the next 20-30 minutes begging her to let us stay in bed “just a little bit longer” while she tells us random stories and insists…

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This Is A Fun Stage…

Up until this year, things were relatively easy.  Easy being a term I’m using QUITE loosely… but overall… I’ve only cried alone in my closet about 3 times.  I call that a success by any mom’s standards living in a 2-child household. But 4… I can already tell is a whole new ball game in…

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Real Fictional Characters

Character development is my absolutely FAVORITE part when it comes to starting on a new book.  Whether writing or reading, I love to see how an author chooses to introduce a character.  Molding them carefully only to reveal what they want and at the right times.  It’s a tricky process and it’s SO crucial because…

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What Happens Now?

I have no idea. I never really had a plan to be perfectly honest.  My husband and I had a discussion about what my expectations would be before I even started and I promised myself not to let my hopes get too high.  I am extremely sensitive so it’s VERY easy for me to get…

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Crossing The Finish Line!

It started as a 10-page assignment for my scriptwriting class and somehow over the course of a year, morphed into a novel.  I had to make adjustments along the way.  I’ve always loved writing but never thought I did anything worth nurturing until that professor encouraged me in a way I’ll never forget.  I did…

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Unsolicited Advice With A Smile

I saw you mama.  I saw your unwashed hair and the dark circles under your eyes that matched the ones I carried just a few days ago.  I watched your toddler screeching, leaning over the side of your shopping cart insisting on a toy that you refused to buy.  Dad probably would have given in,…

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Momma’s Gonna Need A Minute

Every mom needs to laugh at herself from time to time, release those endorphins and feel the tension relax as the caffeine courses though her veins, and it’s much MUCH easier to do that when they know they’re not alone.  You’re not the only one wondering whether the brown stain on your shirt is poo…

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