Inspiration from the Naptime Trenches: Five Blankets in the Bed
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Inspiration from the Naptime Trenches: Five Blankets in the Bed

Every morning starts with a prayer asking for “grace, energy, and patience” while parenting two little girls. At the very least I ask, “get me to nap time.” There is no new year’s resolution for parenting. It is an every-day resolution. Sometimes the resolution goes well. Sometimes it does not go well. Sometimes, ever so often, … Continue reading

Friday Fiction: “Big Day for Busy Hands”
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Friday Fiction: “Big Day for Busy Hands”

Today’s Friday Fiction entry is a children’s book piece. I started writing this eons ago with big hopes and then let it sit for a while. Now, in the throes of several other WIP’s this one seems like a fun writing exercise but not something I’d send out to potential agents (for several reasons). Good news for … Continue reading

“Frozen” Advice for Moms: Let It Go
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“Frozen” Advice for Moms: Let It Go

I’m going where dozens (perhaps hundreds) have gone before: remaking the lyrics of “Let It Go” from Disney’s movie, Frozen. This doesn’t please me. I generally loathe jumping on bandwagons. Even the appearance of doing such makes me twitch, such as buying a book that has “Oprah’s Book Club” slathered across the front in a phony medallion … Continue reading