• Oct. 1st, 2015 On Your Left

    A few weeks ago, my family and I rode the Virginia Creeper Trail. Built on an old railroad bed, the Virginia Creeper Trail offers a unique biking experience. 17 miles. Downhill. Really. It’s an amazing ride. The scenery is stunning and the trail is open to cyclists of all experience levels. As you head [ read more ]

  • Sep. 14th, 2015 Already There

    Despite the fact that he has never been left and has absolutely no reason to expect me to forget him, one of my children needs constant reassurance that I’m not going to leave him alone. This summer, I arrived early to pick him up from Vacation Bible School. I took a seat at the side [ read more ]

  • Sep. 3rd, 2015 Perfection and Vulnerability, A Tough Combination for Writers

    There are a few things I know about myself. I don’t like them, but I know they are true. I’m a perfectionist and I don’t like feeling vulnerable. But I kept hearing about this author and researcher,  Dr. Brené Brown , who has a couple of insanely popular  TED talks  where she discusses her research.  Guess what she researches? Vulnerability, [ read more ]

  • Aug. 6th, 2015 Thursday Review – The One Thing

    I’m a task-oriented person. It’s how I’m wired. You’d think with that kind of wiring, I’d be churning out books by the dozens. Not so much. In fact, I’ve been struggling to figure out how to get this whole writing thing squeezed into my day. I’m a wife, a mom of three, and a published [ read more ]

  • Jul. 30th, 2015 He loves me?

    One of my greatest frustrations as a parent is wondering if Emma knows she is loved. Does she? Is she secure, certain, confident that her parents love her?  After years of therapy, Emma can articulate most words, but that doesn’t mean we have conversations. She gets her point across, but abstract feelings and emotions? No. [ read more ]