Monthly Archive:: May 2014

Throwback Thursday: The One With the Patch

I’m linking up with Jessica at The Mom Creative and sharing a Throwback Thursday story from the archives. Our youngest is home from preschool for the summer and no longer in need of a nap. Often I ask him to find a quiet activity in the afternoon so I can do my “writing work” as he
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The Ten on Tuesdays: Great Reads With a Lakeside Setting

On Tuesdays I enjoy linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their most delightful Top Ten Tuesdays. Most weeks, there’s a specific theme for our bookish lists. But it’s a choose your own theme kind of Tuesday. Steve and I were daydreaming about owning a lake house. I doubt it will ever happen,
Category: The Ten on Tuesdays

Five Minute Friday: {Close}

Photo Credit: Death to the stock photo I’m so close. Like a marathon runner who catches that first glimpse of the finish line, I’m on the home stretch. Within 10,000 words of typing ‘The End’ on my second novel. It’s been almost a year in the making, crafting in fits and starts, between the carpool and
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{Almost} Wordless Wednesday: School’s Out!

We wrapped up another year of pre-school today. I can’t believe it. He  learned and grew and changed so much. This ladder, any ladder, used to scare him to death. Now he climbs it happily and points out that soon he’ll be taller than me. No kidding. He knows quite a few sight words, sings
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The Ten on Tuesdays: Favorite Books About Friendship

I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish today and sharing ten books about friendship. These are a combination of my favorites, my children’s favorites and two that come highly recommended but I haven’t read them, yet. 1. The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister and J Alison James. I’ve read this to my kiddos many, many times.
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Cheering For Change Among the Risk-Averse

Photo Credit: Compfight It’s a proven fact: four out of five bees in my hive fear change. I’d even go so far as to say they abhor it. I’m holding out hope that the middle child might embrace my approach, but it’s still early, yet. As the stay-at-home parent, my approach and attitude regarding change
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My Writing Process Blog Tour

The Writing Process Blog Tour stops by my little corner of the blogosphere today. Many thanks to my friend and critique partner Marion Ueckermann for nominating me to join the tour. First I’ll give you a glimpse into what’s on the horizon for Marion, reveal a little  about my own writing process, then point you
Category: Wrangling Words

Throwback Thursday: Three Generations

I was searching for a picture of my first Mother’s Day and came across this gem, instead. Of all the family photos in the “archives”, this has to be one of my top 5 favorites. What is it about multi-generational pictures that tug at our heartstrings? This is me, my mother, my sister and her
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Happy Book Birthday, Here To Stay!

I’m very excited to spread the word about one of my favorite rising authors and all-around cool chika, Melissa Tagg. Her sophomore novel, Here To Stay, is out of the gate with tons of much-deserved praise, including numerous five star reviews. If you like a laugh out loud rom-com paired with a tender message of
Category: Book Buzz

The One Where We Skipped Town

Okay, so we didn’t exactly skip town. That implies spontaneity. On a whim. That’s not how we roll. It was a well-orchestrated, planned in advance, over-analyzed and quite frankly, it took a village. But the husband and I managed to get away for the weekend sans children. The last time we left the boys, we
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