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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And we’re back! These couple weeks away from the blog were important to our family, but lately I’ve found myself itching to post here again. It’s been about six weeks since I posted, and “busy” is an understatement of what life has been like between then and now.   I finished my revision and sent […]

October 21, 2013

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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A Race to the Finish

Jacob doesn’t know it, but he and I are about to embark on a life-changing competition: potty training vs. novel-edit finishing.   We’re just starting to find a “normal” in our new home, now that the wedding happened, school started again, and Henry decided nursing wasn’t such a bad thing after all. After taking next […]

September 5, 2013

Blogging, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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We Interrupt This Motherhood Blog . . .

For some fun off-topic news!   Love, Amalia, which I acquired while I was with Simon & Schuster was published today. Happy publication day to Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta! (Beautiful cover, right?)     A young girl’s discovery of her cultural heritage helps her lovingly cope with loss in this tender tale from […]

July 10, 2012

Editing, Publishing, Work, Young Married Mom

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