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…

My son wore Spiderman pajamas to school. They had wings. They were way too small on him and hit about mid-calf. They were similar to footie pajamas since they were one piece, but without the actual feet. He’s in middle school. Not elementary. Yeah. See, when he informed me of his plan to wear them […]

October 4, 2018

All About Character…

I wanted to do one of those professional writing blog posts again, but since it’s my space, I’m going to discuss some other things that have been percolating in my mind lately. Like, the Easter Bunny. Yep, we’re past Easter and the coma of chocolate bunnies we’ve all climbed out of. But this Easter was […]

April 19, 2018

The Loss of Innocence–In Life and the Book World…by Jennifer Probst

I find in this lifetime there are lessons lurking around every corner—and I learn most of them by being a parent and a writer. A while ago, I picked my son up from an after school event and asked my usual question of how did things go, and waited while he said his normal standard, […]

April 30, 2012

The Good, The Bad, and The Very Ugly…Let’s Talk Reviews