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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A Mother’s Hallelujah

One of my favorite things in the world to do is to drive around my hometown in New Jersey in the summertime with the windows down and the radio up.  I’m not ashamed to sing and (carefully) dance along with the music, even when stopped at a light.  The warm breeze, good music, and no […]

May 16, 2011

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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Baby’s Playlist

Life with a newborn is like life in a musical.   In an effort to entertain both Jacob and myself, I probably sing about eighty percent of every day—slightly less if there are other adults present, but even that isn’t a guarantee of the semblance of sanity.   Most of what I sing is what […]

February 2, 2011

Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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A Blast from the Past

I’ve always loved all things retro—clothes, music, stronger family values permeating culture, the much romanticized view of a simpler time.  Recently I’ve found myself rediscovering something that feels retro, although it was an integral part of my own childhood experience: music on CDs.   Every now and then, as John and I clean up the […]

January 18, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Young Married Mom

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