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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Maybe I Should Have Told You

Last week, I not-so-gracefully sprang the news that we are moving to New Jersey this summer, into John’s parents’ house. Moving is a tough business to talk about, not because we’re not ready for it, but because we almost moved to London three times last year. This time, we’re much more certain of it. It […]

April 22, 2013

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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YMM Grows Up

As of Sunday, I’ve been blogging for three years. Three years!   The past couple weeks I’ve started to really feel like an adult, and the passage of time that’s elapsed on this site speaks to that. Part of it is that we’re preparing for our ever-impending big move this summer (back to New Jersey […]

April 16, 2013

Blogging, Marriage, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Losing Control . . . As If I Ever Had It

This week I thought my life as a mother was spiraling out of control—out of my control, that is. With a mild stomach bug-ish thing and a twenty-poundish baby who’d decided to push back bedtime, get picky about naps, and be held, standing up, for the time it took him to fall asleep, I was […]

April 11, 2013

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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