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Party of Three No Longer

The early days of the “blended family” project Sunday morning Benjamin came padding into my room — make that “our” room — around 7. “Mom,” he said....
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A love letter to my weird little town

I often describe my town as “quirky” and “artsy.” However, there can be a lot of push and pull between the people who have lived here forever and who are immediately horrified by...
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Some Thoughts on Love on Valentine’s Day

The other day I saw a gangly, awkward teenage boy walking through Giant carrying an enormous heart-shaped box of chocolates. There were a million stories in that one image — his story, her story,...
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Check Out This New Thing I’m Doing

Hi all! Just wanted to share a new project I’m launching in January at WriteWorks.co. Starting January 12, I’ll be writing a weekly series on how to get work as a freelance writer. If...
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The Power of Saying No

  I have a kitchen calendar that’s pretty much the nerve center of our home. The kids scrawl all of their activities into the proper date boxes — yes, even the 5-year old, who...
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Taking (some of) the pain out of transcription

This post for all the writers out there. If you ever have to transcribe interviews, I just found a great tool that you’ll want to get your grubby little mitts on. I have always found the...
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You won’t believe how [blank] this [blank] is!

I’m so tired of all the videos floating around social media that say something like “Cutest [blank] ever!” “You won’t believe how [blank] this [blank] is!”...
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If you have ovaries you should read this (spoiler: it’s not about cancer)

Have some ovaries? Or maybe even just one ovary? Or maybe you used to have ovaries? Whatever. My point is that female types should read the article below. (Psst … It’s nice for men, too. So...
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