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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Thirty Dollars

John and I are all about making sure Jacob has what he needs to get the most out of each stage of development.  However, we are not all about spending lots of money on toys that he—and even future siblings—will only use for a few months.   Thanks to grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, […]

October 25, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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A Few of His Favorite Things

As more and more of Jacob’s personality comes to the fore, he’s starting to show preferences for certain toys and activities.  I’m very reluctant to say he likes something; his picking something up once or twice isn’t enough to convince me it’s his favorite.  But now even I have to admit that there are some […]

August 31, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Books and Destruction: Or the Life of a Young Boy

One of the bonuses of working in children’s publishing is the unlimited access to free books.  Needless to say, once I found out I was pregnant with Jacob, I started gathering books for him to grow into.  I have a collection of board books, picture books, middle-grade and YA novels that have made a great […]

July 13, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Publishing, Young Married Mom

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