Decisions, Decisions

Writing is my release.  It’s what I have always used, from a young age to express myself  and to work out stresses within my life that I wasn’t all that comfortable saying out loud.  I did it before I ever really connected with the joy of reading – getting lost in someone else’s story.  …

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YOU Are The Problem!

What does the working mom, the stay-at-home mom, the granola mom, the helicopter mom, the mom who lets her kids eat processed foods (gasp), the breastfeeding mom, the step mom… OK EVERY mom have in common? They all have a really hard job. Not because they’re running late and traffic is at a standstill. Not because their…

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Girl, I Have Washed My Face : Because I Promised Myself I Would

I’ve had several of my close girlfriends tell me what an amazing book Girl, Wash Your Face is.  I even came close to purchasing it, but my arm was already overloaded with my fiction novels and children’s Gerald and Piggie collection.  I always talk about signs and something nagged at me for not getting this…

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Avoidance Is Key

Friday felt a lot Monday for us this week which has the potential to completely throw off even the most seasoned mama.  I woke around 5am to a child in our bed (they’re doing this really fun thing where they have been taking turns making sure I don’t get a full, uninterrupted nights rest for…

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Week 14: Momming in the Middle

Sometimes these are so smooth I feel as if I’ve finally found that sweet spot.  Other times, I can barely breathe with the humidity.  My legs feel heavy, my music is all off and my mind won’t clear enough to just let go and GO. This week was good, not great, but good.  This morning,…

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Week 11: Small Victories

Today started like every other morning I need to run… racing the clock. I rushed to get Diem on the potty so we can continue on this “no accident” streak, I made  breakfast, got my kids to EAT the breakfast which takes an old priest and a young priest as it is, dressed all of…

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It’s Happening Again…

I have put this off long enough.  Almost a year ago this month, I started on my second novel, The Quiet Ones.  I wanted to make it feel completely different than my first to prove (mostly to myself) that I could push myself creatively.  We All Fall Down will always be one of my favorite stories.  I…

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Notes From The Editor And Other Stuff

So many things I want to include in this post and wondering how to get them all squeezed in within an appropriate word count.  I’m currently sitting on a completed manuscript that I (only by sheer determination) was able to finish editing in time for this week. The week of all weeks. Potty Training week. …

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Week 6: Finding My Groove

The last couple weeks have been a learning curve of sorts.  I am still figuring out the balance between momming – training – writing – wife’ing but within each of those is another balancing act in itself.   While I LIKE to have some kind of outside activity to do with the girls, the heat…

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Irrationally Fearful Superwoman

I was talking to my good friend last night about the frustrations of the unknown.  It’s a realm in which many different career paths can leave you and some are a bit easier to navigate than others.  Also, other factors can make the unknown less stressful, like not having children to consider, a mortgage, comfort…

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