The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of GoFundMe

The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of GoFundMe

My husband needs to have two discs replaced, so of course he needs the one operation our health insurance doesn’t cover. Oh well. That means we’ll end up with a huge medical bill, and have to use vacation money for the next few years to pay it off. It turns out that...
Addiction to Drama

Addiction to Drama

Teenage girl. Does that make you think of drama? Angst? Moodiness? Emotional Rollercoaster? Wouldn’t it be great if our girls could just be happy all the time? It turns out that one of the biggest blocks to your daughter’s happy state is her Addiction to Drama....
Stuff In A Pot

Stuff In A Pot

Daughter: “What’s for supper, Mom?” Me: “Stuff In A Pot!” Daughter: “Oooh, that’s my favorite! You’re the best, Mom!” Yes, you, too, can generate that kind of enthusiasm over your culinary disinterest. Stuff In A Pot is my favorite go-to, clean-out-the-fridge, weekend...
5 Tips for Newbie Writers

5 Tips for Newbie Writers

5 Tips for Newbie Writers I love it when people reach out to connect personally. Sometimes they ask me about a specific issue with their daughter, and sometimes they ask about aspects of my writing career. I thought I share one of the latter with you. You may find...

8 Hours For Everything Else

To paraphrase Jamie K. Schmidt from her fabulous workshop on Writing Novellas, there are 24 hours in a day. That breaks down into: 8 hours of sleep 8 hours of work 8 hours for everything else 8 hours for everything else? That’s huge! That’s 56 hours a...

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Mom, as a child did you sneak into your mother’s room to explore the wonders it held? Did you try on her jewelry? Play with her mascara? Totter around on her heels? If you did, you know from personal experience teenage girls are eager to emulate their mothers, the...

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