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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Pet Sounds

If anyone besides my mom gets the Beach Boys reference in the title of this post, could you please leave a note in the comments, so I know I’m not crazy?   And if you didn’t get the reference, then you need to get to iTunes/a record store (do they still have those?)/YouTube pretty immediately. […]

July 13, 2012

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Real Cows Don’t Moo

Ask an adult what a cow says, and he will answer, “moo,” but he won’t really mean it. This is because adults have the life experience to know that the sound cows make isn’t “moo” per se; it’s more like “mmmmmmmmmhhhaaaa.” Where am I going with this, right? This weekend John taught Jacob what a […]

December 7, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Biodome! Biodome! What in the World Is a Biodome?

When John was reading through a Montreal guidebook and told me there was a biodome we could visit, my first thought went to a Pauly Shore movie, circa 1995, that I never even saw. Once he told me it was a kind of zoo situation—and there were penguins—I got much more excited.   For most […]

November 4, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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