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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It Helps to Have Brilliant Friends

Check out any acknowledgements page and see that every writer benefits from a little encouragement now and then. There are moments when we writers doubt our work. Sometimes something needs to change in our manuscripts. Sometimes we just need to be a bit braver and press “send” on our submissions. (Eek!)   I am fortunate […]

July 29, 2014

What I Learned While Writing a Novel, Writing

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Barn-Raising Birthday

This post is a few weeks late, but I still think it’s important enough to share, so here goes!   *     *     *   Last weekend, we celebrated John’s birthday. We also painted three rooms in the house that, come August, will be our home.   I cook a kind of feast for John’s birthday […]

July 15, 2013

Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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I did it, friends. I completed my first official 5K this weekend—and in record time. I guess it being my first would make whatever I did a record, but this is big.   I normally run 3.33 miles in 40 minutes. Saturday, I ran (given, without hills and without 90 pounds of stroller, car seat, […]

July 1, 2013

Brooklyn, Modern Perspectives, Running, Young Married Mom

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