Here you'll find current musings, as well as the archives from two blogs of yesteryear: YoungMarriedMom and What I Learned While Writing a Novel. Please comment and share. We love well when we are in conversation with one another. 


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The Library Book Bag

When I was pregnant with Jacob, one of my friends asked me, jokingly, “What will you do if this kid hates to read?” My response was that he was going to learn to read, whether he liked it or not. Thank goodness that has not been an issue in these parts. We make a trip […]

June 5, 2013

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Publishing, Young Married Mom

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We Interrupt This Motherhood Blog . . .

For some fun off-topic news!   Love, Amalia, which I acquired while I was with Simon & Schuster was published today. Happy publication day to Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta! (Beautiful cover, right?)     A young girl’s discovery of her cultural heritage helps her lovingly cope with loss in this tender tale from […]

July 10, 2012

Editing, Publishing, Work, Young Married Mom

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Free Books! Seriously.

Today I’m donning my editor hat because I have something really fun to share with you, reader friends—especially you mommies and anyone else who loves picture books. A few weeks ago, I met with the founder of a pretty cool new digital picture book platform called uTales. It’s a subscription-based picture book service, kind of […]

November 14, 2011

Editing, Modern Perspectives, Parenthood, Publishing, Young Married Mom

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