Seasons of Parenting

A common comparison for life is to look at it as seasons. Seasons change, some are harsher than others, and some are amazing. The same comparison can be made with parenting. Since my oldest has been diagnosed ADHD, I have been an open book about it. I talk about her meds, therapy, home strategies…but what …

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Sweet Success!!!

Many of you know about my writing journey. Some of you may not. It’s been a long one, but this week started with the sweet smell of success. My novel, The Widow’s Heart, is now available on Amazon! (Updated link in the comments.). The Widow’s Heart: Book 1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0997QPKSF/ The e-Book will be released tomorrow, …

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Self-doubt Struggles

This post is going to be raw and as real as I can get through words. Self-doubt can kill your dreams. Let me further explain… I haven’t written in a while for focusing on editing my manuscript. I am doing my best to read it with ‘fresh eyes’, but as the author I can only …

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It’s Really Happening!

My childhood dream of becoming a published author is really happening! I’ve poured my heart and soul into my novel. I’ve cried, I’ve laughed, I’ve scrapped some pretty hefty chapters…but the time has come. My manuscript is complete! (Granted I’m still doing my final read-through.) BUT all of the pages are printed and bound. It’s …

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I Am That Mom

As a mom, I have my struggles with my children. Power struggles, bedtime struggles, discipline struggles… Yesterday I figured out I am THAT mom. Big things happen, I remain calm. Small things, well that’s another story. As I’ve mentioned before, my oldest has a pretty tough time with her ADHD. We’ve been back and forth …

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Quick Self-Care Tips for the Busy Mom

Being a mom (to either fur or human babies) is a daunting task that takes a toll on the time you put into yourself. Here are some quick self-care tips that I’ve found helpful to me as a busy mom. 1. Find a good sugar scrub. Mine is a gentle scrub made by Scentsy. There …

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It’s Been A While…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. It doesn’t mean my writing has been stagnant, but that sometimes life takes the majority of my time. A little update on my short story contest…I didn’t place in the top five to move on to round two. I didn’t even hit the honorable mentions list (of …

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What Services Do I Offer?

As I continue to pursue and promote myself as a Freelancer and Ghostwriter, I feel the need to go a little deeper with the services I offer. I will go through each one and explain them a little better. If there’s anything I can help you with, please let me know!! Ghostwriting- This is basically …

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Milestones Make for Bittersweet Moments

Every parent knows the feeling of watching your child hit the milestones for their age group. They also know the tinge of sadness that follows due to their baby growing up. Milestones at any age make for bittersweet moments. We are currently dealing with an 18-month-old who decided to jump from her crib during a …

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Rejection: Not Always a Bad Thing

So, today it happened…I received my first rejection on my novel. Granted, I submitted with a partial manuscript and it was my first query on it. Was I upset? Yes. Did my husband hug my while I cried? Also yes. Am I giving in and giving up? No! You see, he helped me realize that …

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