What Is Missing

For a long time, writing was only on the periphery of my life. I started blogging when my oldest son was born. It was 2009, and "mommy blogs" were all the rage. Some blogs ended up taking off, turning their writing into a career (Jenny Lawson, Jen Hatmaker, and Glennon Doyle come to mind). If... Continue Reading →

When There Isn’t Space

When there was something and suddenly isn't,an absence shouts, celebrates, and leaves a space.-Naomi Shihab Nye, "Burning the Old Year" In the category of "there are no good options," we decided to only send Autumn to preschool for half days. By doing this, we can pick her up before lunchtime so she doesn't have to... Continue Reading →

Accomplishments and Roadblocks

2021 has been a year of incredible change for me. I left a job I'd been at for 15 years. I pivoted into an entirely new career, one where I am now either writing professionally or working alongside talented writers. It's been a bit surreal at times. I've met an incredible new group of people... Continue Reading →

Telling My Son to Follow His Dreams

When I was young, if someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always responded, "a writer." It's a natural question that adults ask children. They fill out "getting to now you" questionnaires on the first day of school or write essays on the topic. My older son has always... Continue Reading →

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