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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I Need This Advice More Today Than I Did Ten Years Ago

For more than ten years, I’ve been getting the same line when I’m at the grocery store with one of my kids: “Enjoy this time; they grow up so fast.” When it was my oldest in the cart, I sometimes got angry because these seasoned, and I’m sure well-intentioned parents didn’t see the tantrum I’d […]

March 27, 2021

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Parenthood

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What a Writer Needs: Patience

As important as it is for a writer to sit herself down regularly and just write, there is something to be said for a patient attitude.   On the micro level, a writer needs to give her brain the time and space it needs to work out plot logistics, character motivations, and meaningful settings—especially when […]

September 3, 2013

What I Learned While Writing a Novel, Writing

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Dear Henry VI

Dear Henry,   All of a sudden, it got cold here in Brooklyn. Our shorts have been packed away for a while, but now we have broken out our winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves.   Last time it was this cold, I was pregnant with your brother Ethan. I tried to get out every […]

November 8, 2012

Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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