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Yeah Write #75: Pretty Boys and Handsome Girls ( #amwriting #nonfiction )

“I hope he doesn’t get called a girl too often…I can see why it would bother him.” The text hit my gut. On my baby’s first day of Kindergarten, the … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 13 Comments

Spotlight: That Little Bit Harder

WordPress has recognized a friend!  Read Newshound to Novelist’s piece on what it takes to keep a family going: * I walk into our house, filled with excitement because it … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Picture This Picture That #43: Red — New England Autumn 2016

December 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s Up Doc #19: Hello. Is It Me You’re Looking For?

Hello, people! I know that the blog has been hibernating for the most part, but I thought I would give you an update. What the hell have you been doing? … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Yeah Write #42: Puppy Love (Super Challenge Non-Fiction Essay Round 1) #amwriting

At only two years old, my daughter told us with a confident nod, “I want a doggie.” How adorable!   How sweet! Five years later, the statement has turned from cute … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

Picture This Picture That #42: Little Hands for a Dad’s Heart

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Picture This Picture That #40: Cotton Candy Face

June 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Musings #33: Where is the Whimsy in Our Boys?

My daughter’s school is celebrating the last week  with a different dress theme every day.   This morning my silly girl happily put on a Hawaiian shirt,  big clip-on flowers in … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Picture This Picture That #40: Because She Plays #likeagirl

May 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Article #14: How To Teach Children To Ride A Bike in Five Steps Without Tears and Concussions

In honor of my four year old son learning to ride his two wheeled bike today, I would like to share with you how you can teach children to ride … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 5 Comments

Yeah Write #37: Missing the Bus (#nonfiction)

When I was in sixth grade, I had an opportunity to attend a special fall program at another school.  It would have required me to take the bus once a … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 7 Comments

Feature #6: It Is Never Too Late To Feel Beautiful, or To Be Courageous (Perseverance)

I have posted a few times about my cousin Tracey who is 52 and has boldly put herself out there in various contests against much younger women.   You can catch … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

What’s Up Doc #9: Reigning In The New Year

I am not the sort of person who makes New Year’s resolutions.   I have affinity for the lazy and for procrastination and spontaneous bursts of interests.    I’m terrible at making … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 5 Comments

Musings #32: In the Land of No, Remember to Say Yes

My favorite line in one of my favorite books is:  There was no one there to tell her she couldn’t. It’s a line from Clan of the Cave Bear by … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 36 Comments

Musings #31: The Hurts We Hold On To (Yeah Write Non-Fiction)

The other day late in the night my six-year-old smacked her three-year old brother across the face so hard the imprint of her hand lingered for an hour even after … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 15 Comments

Picture This Picture That #39: An Unseasonably Warm Northeast Christmas Eve

December 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

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