Dear Joshua, It’s hard being the second son, isn’t it? All the clichés regarding less photos, videos, and huge first-moments are true. When we watched our home videos together and suffered through over an hour of Mom and Dad getting exciting about Jake repeating the features of his face, I realized we were a […]

February 13, 2019

An Ode to My Second Son…

Life takes us many places we never intended. Some good. Some bad. All part of our path, I believe. One of the biggest surprises people don’t realize about me is how I was quite sure about one thing in my life: I never wanted children. This philosophy was met mostly with a laugh and pat […]

February 3, 2018

An Ode to My Son…

It’s odd how some days emotion lurks dangerously close to the surface, seeping through the skin and threatening to release in a flood of tears. The philosophies and circle of life is such a mix of joy and pain – that is why I write. There is no other way to sift through the mess […]

September 6, 2017

Practicing Writing Naked…

Summer’s been kicking my ass. In a good way. A really good way. Vacations and family time. Summer reading and cocktails. Delivering a new book in a series and scrambling to get the word out about my newest release. Boys demanding to be fed constantly and my house trashed on a daily basis. It’s a […]

July 20, 2017

On Joy…

I’m a summer girl all the way. Sun, sandals, shorts. But there’s something magical about Fall that entrances me. The light is golden and bathes the world with sparkles. The delicious scent of leaves, and earth, and spices fill the air. Farms throw open their doors with festivals and hayrides and pumpkin picking, and everyone […]

October 11, 2011

Fall Frolic and a Mama Llama