A Long December!

Every morning I sit and write out my intentions for the day.  It gives me a chance to sort through my racing thoughts and makes everything seem a bit more “doable”.  It’s very easy to get overwhelmed this time of year and it’s a mission of mine to not just make it all happen, but…

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The Art of Saying “NO!”

In honor of transparency, I am sharing with you something that I’m oddly proud of. A criticism of my first novel – which is KIND of like a photo of myself naked hours after giving birth… but less gooey. Before I do this – I want to say a few things.  I never EVER have…

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Making Footprints

Seven years ago, we were loading our storage unit into a moving truck.  My only worry then was that I was uprooting my life to go live in another state with my boyfriend.  No job, no ring, nothing.  Little did I know that that would all change and my life would become better than I…

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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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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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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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Our Traveling Circus

For a while now, my husband has been itching to take our girls to the beach.  He grew up on an island and it just felt odd to him that his own children hadn’t experienced sand in their toes and salty air on their little faces.  The only thing I could think of was… A.…

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