Category Archives: Personal

A Work from Home Mom, 2016

Things have changed a lot from when I started yesterday’s post. For starters, my kids are now in Kindergarten and capable of making their own peanut butter sandwiches instead of being toddler sippy cup junkies. In case you can’t gather from this post, we homeschool. Another difference between now and then is I have a […]

Posted in Editing, Personal, Writing

A Work from Home Mom, 2014

Below is a blog post I started over two years ago. I never finished it because…well, because I was busy taking care of my toddlers. I saved it as a draft and was never able to come back to it. But today seemed a good time to brush it off and post it because it notes an […]

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When I Grow Up

I knew I wanted to be an author when I was six years old and my aunt told me that “The White-Pawed Kitten” was one of the best stories she’d ever read. And then my mom, a much less effervescent person, told me that it was pretty good work for a six-year-old. So I knew I […]

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In Case of Tornado…

What would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island? This common question is a game, of course. What about if your house were on fire, what is the one thing you would grab? This scenario is more plausible, but it’s still really a game, isn’t it? Well here in Oklahoma, […]

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End of Summer Review

Gentle readers, it feels like this summer has fairly flown by. I kept waiting for the Oklahoma summer heat to hit us, and now that it has, everybody is going back to school. The days have been filled with kiddie pools, treks to the park, dragging the toddlers to the library, and an [un]healthy dose […]

Posted in Personal, Pocatello

20 Things I’ve Learned in My 20’s (so far)

I might be on the tail end of this fad, but here I am. Here’s a list of twenty things I’ve learned in my twenties. And since I’m only twenty-six, I probably have a lot left to learn. I’ll let you know when I do. Apparently, once you graduate, nobody really cares what your GPA […]

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13 Things You Should Ask Yourself before the End of 2013

Usually at the last minute, or even after the new year has started, I end up doing some new year’s resolutions. Most of the time I end up not meeting them. So instead, this year, I’m going to “steal” this list of questions from my friend Amanda’s blog and answer them. She in turn took […]

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Tinkering with Stories

For the past three months I’ve been working on To See Clearly, the third installment in my Grover Cleveland Academy series. Unfortunately, I haven’t made as much progress as I’d hoped I would by now, and I’m getting discouraged. It almost makes me not want to write at all. But not writing makes me feel […]

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Parenting: The NeverEnding Story

I try not to post about my kids on here because this is a writing/editing blog and there’s a lot of parenting blogs that talk about the same type of things I deal with every day. And they say it in a lot more witty and humorous ways than I possibly could. Today, however, I […]

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Fairytales, or, I love Aladdin

So last week was my birthday, and my husband, the wonderful and thoughtful planning person that he is, bought me a gift off my Amazon wish list the day before my birthday. Unwittingly he purchased the thing I wanted the most, a blue-ray version of Aladdin. Aladdin is my favorite Disney princess movie because Aladdin is […]

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