Monthly Archive:: May 2013

Five Minute Friday: {Imagine}

For my own amusement, I often imagine what I’ll write in the acknowledgements page of my novel when it’s published. After the back cover, the author’s acknowledgements are the first thing I read when I start a new book. It’s like a backstage pass into the author’s world, you know? I don’t know why I
Category: Wrangling Words

Memory-Makin’ on A Monday

While I fully acknowledge that this weekend has little to do with how we spend our time and more to do with expressing gratitude for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, I must say that little boys have a lot of energy and their threshold for patriotism and moments of silence is…how shall we say?
Category: Holiday Fun

Five Minute Friday: {View}

Photo by Tom Piorkowski  This is not my view today, but how I wish it was. Summer is just around the corner. The daydreams come more frequently now; lazy mornings at the beach, digging holes with the boys and building just one more fort with sticks and seaweed. Grabbing a cousin for an impromptu wave-jumping
Category: Uncategorized

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday: School’s Out

Eli finished his first year of preschool this morning. The teachers showered the children with gifts. I’m blown away by their generosity. He is most attached to this bottle of bubbles. The photo album of his entire year runs a close second. Every mother says this but I can’t believe how much he has changed
Category: Motherhood

Again. It’s The Teachers.

It only takes one status update to send you reeling. Last night I closed my eyes to avoid seeing the devastation. Selfishly, I just wanted a peaceful night’s sleep. This morning I cocooned the boys in the safety of Shaun the Sheep on Netflix. I vowed that not even a milisecond of breaking news would
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Five Minute Friday: {Song}

  We have this newfangled console in our gas-guzzler that lists the artist and the name of the song that’s playing on the radio. Some days I want to smash it with a sledgehammer. There are some among us who insist on knowing exactly what that screen says every.single.time. And if no one answers, he
Category: Wrangling Words

Control {It’s Just an Illusion}

I love commencement addresses. The pithy bits of wisdom dispensed, the tingle of excitement in the air, the graduates all giddy with anticipation in their decorative hats. Funny thing, I can’t remember a word that was spoken at any of those addresses where I was actually one of the graduates. Except for college. I think
Category: Wrangling Words

The Ten on Tuesdays: Project Life

Calling all memory keepers. Do you have a closet full of patterned paper, fancy markers and stickers that you never use? Is your kindergartner’s baby book just as empty and pristine as the day you purchased it? If you’re like many mamas with three years of digital photos living on your hard drive (or your
Category: The Ten on Tuesdays

Once Upon A Prince: A Review

 Once Upon A Prince :The Royal Wedding Series Book One  By Rachel Hauck  From the publisher:  “Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess—just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn’t going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing,
Category: Reviews

The Ten On Tuesdays: Books You Need in Your Beach Bag

Because it’s raining (still)…because my boys are begging to go to the pool that doesn’t open for two more weeks…because I have visions of my toes in the sand and a light, fluffy read in my hands… I’m linking up with The Broke and Bookish blog today where us bookish-types are posting our favorite light
Category: The Ten on Tuesdays