my generation

If you are reading this, congratulations! You made it to 2017. It’s not a given that we’ll make it through any year, but 2016 felt particularly dicey. In a year in which we lost so many artists and cultural icons, my family and I suffered personal losses as well. We lost my father-in-law in October. It’s […]

Traveling WithOUT Children

I’m a mom with school-aged children who works from home, so my days are pretty routine and predictable. A good chunk of those days is spent feeding people, cleaning up after people, or listening to people. All of this makes me pretty tired at the end of the day so I look forward to when the kiddos […]

I’m just gonna make this quick

It’s the second Monday in November and holy crap. I don’t know if I’m going to make it to the end of this month. My house is a busy one for the next few weeks and yet I decided to write a novel. A NOVEL. Dude. We barely made it to the bus on time this […]

Kids still read?

“The iPad won’t load!” “Where’s the Kindle charger?” “If she’s on her Chrome Book, what can I do?!” Holy Electronics, Batman. I’m pretty sure when I was growing up we could have gone days without electricity and not have noticed. Yet these days if our internet connection is slow, we can’t cope. And yes, I’m […]

Sunshine and Rain

The sky is blue. But it is raining. Do you know what kind of pressure this puts on someone like me?! What does it mean? Where’s the lesson? What analogy can I use? How can I fit this into a story? Sunshine and rain AT THE SAME TIME? You are killing me, Nature. At least […]