• 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… Continue reading

  • 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… Continue reading

  • 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… Continue reading

  • 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… Continue reading

  • 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… Continue reading

  • 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… Continue reading

  • Put Yourself Out There!

    Just a small update from the last week or so… I haven’t done much writing on my novel in a few days, but have been writing for other projects. I have entered the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge! I’ve only just finished my first round story, but I loved every minute of it. I was… Continue reading

  • The Hardest Part of Grief

    This post hits hard on a few levels. We have had a tragedy in our family that has rocked us all to the core. In my little household, it has hit our oldest the hardest. That is where the hardest part of grief comes in. This past Wednesday my husband responded with his volunteer department… Continue reading

  • Hot Mess Mom

    That term is used in a lot of different ways. Hot Mess Moms range from a strategic messy bun and leggings to bed head and gym shorts. I fell somewhere in the middle of those two this morning. I start my weekday between 5:40-5:50 am Monday through Friday (and sometimes Saturday depending on my husband’s… Continue reading

  • Small Town Getaway

    This past winter break I vowed to not touch any work stuff for the duration of the two weeks. And you know what? I succeeded! (Shocking, I know!) The first week consisted of Christmas gatherings and family. The second was visiting elderly family in Virginia and having a small town getaway as a family. I… Continue reading

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