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B is for… Blue Bird
B is for… Blue Bird
Ever since I was very little, I’ve remembered something just out of reach–a sound and an image of light tans, pastel pinks, and cerulean blue....  Read More
A is for… April Ambitions
A is for… April Ambitions
The week before last, Spring was in full force, with temperatures getting all the way into the 80s. So, like many overly excited gardeners, my...  Read More
Wild Geese
Wild Geese
I’m currently doing a mini-memoir, a trial run through a new process I’m playing with for writing a literary memoir. This exercise is meant to...  Read More
Present Over… Permanent?
Present Over… Permanent?
Over the holidays, one of my dearest friends in the world sent me a book. Not just any book, mind you, one that I’d been...  Read More

Mompreneur

A New Year
A New Year
So. 2018 is here. Finally… a new year. According to the Gregorian calendar, anyway. If you go back to Leviticus 23:23-25, though, you’ll find it...  Read More
Build Your Ship to Wreck
Build Your Ship to Wreck
I am a sensitive person who has always been drawn to industries that require thick skin. If you start out a sentence with, “Don’t take...  Read More
Purpose
Purpose
When I was in high school, I took a photography class, and rather than use a digital camera, a family member let me use his...  Read More
R&R Reflections
R&R Reflections
  When I re-prioritize the elements of my multiple businesses, I try to see patterns that will allow me to leverage the goals of one...  Read More

Writing Tips

Finding Inspiration
Finding Inspiration
  Where do you find your inspiration as a writer? Are you inspired by bits and pieces of life, snippets from books? Do you see...  Read More
Writing Style
Writing Style
Either you’re born a writer, or you’re not. Writers cannot be made; talents honed and sharpened, yes, but ability created? No. Do you believe that?...  Read More
How to Start Again
Life is a serious bummer sometimes. There I’ve said it. I know, I know… For...  Read More
Your Harshest Critic
“Life is messy, but you don’t have to be.” I’m not sure that’s actually a...  Read More
The Writing Habit
“My eyes sting, my hands are shaking, and the coffee is never strong enough. Welcome...  Read More