I Hate Cloth Diapers

There, I said it. I. Hate. Cloth. Diapers. Once upon a time, I loved cloth diapers. I adored them. I thought they were the best things ever. I…was kind of lame. Lamer than I am now, at any rate. The long and the short of it was this: When Oldest Boy was born in...

What I’m Reading, January 2015 edition

One of my goals for 2015 is to read more, so I thought I would share what I’ve been reading this year thus far. It’s been an eclectic mix but a fun one nonetheless:)   1. Slaying the Debt Dragon: How One Family Conquered Their Money Monster and Found an...

Happy New Year!

I do not understand how it is 2015. I’m just going to get that out of the way right now. And this is going to be a HUGE year for me–my husband and I will be celebrating our ten year anniversary, our oldest child is turning five, and if all goes to plan,...

Childhood Influences

When I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to write, and so by the time I was five I was writing sentences. By the time I was seven, I was writing very bad plays, the plots of which were based on Ducktales episodes. At ten I tried my hand at musicals (as it turned out,...

Writing a Book with Character

So, you’ve written a book. It has a brilliant, moving plot, full of twists and turns, and a spectacular cliffhanger ending that nobody saw coming. But in spite of your amazing storyline, you get rejected by literary agents and publishers over and over again, with no...