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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Introducing Henry

We are thrilled to introduce Henry Ethan Schlegel 12:22pm 12/22/12 8 lb, 14 oz. Everyone is home and doing well. Jacob is an excellent big brother, especially when it comes to hugging Henry and giving him kisses. With love and warmest Christmas wishes, Lindsay, John, and Jacob

December 26, 2012

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Mama Elf: Slacking Off? Or Being Realistic?

Some of my mommy friends have recently asked what we’re giving Jacob for Christmas, and I think they’ve been pleasantly confused by my answer.   Jacob’s Christmas morning will look like this:   – Two books (Blueberries for Sal and a children’s book of saints) – A big boy toothbrush – A pack of those […]

December 13, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Books for Babies: All the World

Some of you kind reader folks know that before Jacob was born, I worked in children’s publishing. Actually, I still work in children’s publishing, but now I am a freelance editor and writer rather than an assistant at a publishing house or a literary agency.  (Shameless plug: check me out.) Children’s publishing is a happy, […]

August 12, 2011

Freelance, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Publishing, Young Married Mom

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