June 19th, 2012
Happy 5th Birthday to my precious Super Spawn!
Me and Super Spawn on his first 4th of July.
Five years goes so fast.
You know how in high school and job interviews people always seem to ask where you see yourself in five years? Well, I can honestly say that five years ago, I’d have never seen today coming.
I knew having a baby would change my life forever, but I had no idea how much. In my wildest guess I’d never have pictured us where we are today, and maybe that’s for the better. In the last five years I’ve had to make some very tough decisions, and have gone through some serious rough patches, but all of that has led us to a far greater future than I’d have thought possible.
And it’s all because of my sweet little boy who inspired me beyond measure.
So, I want to wish a very happy birthday to my bubby! Mommy loves you more than anything.
Nut-free cupcakes for all!
February 21st, 2011
You get random posts like this.
Super Spawn and I had a great time with you. We really enjoyed the movie and playing at the book store, but why did you have to go so quickly? Please come back. I’ll buy you ice cream.
I don’t know what you did to Super Spawn, but it wasn’t very nice. All I wanted was a quiet day at home. When your mother points out the pulsing vein in your forehead, I think the opposite has come to fruition. Go away.
Hurry up, I need a break.
**Disclaimer: I am in no way complaining. I love Super Spawn through and through, he was just a little more challenging than usual on Sunday. That’s all. I didn’t have any coffee on Sunday, and I’m sure that didn’t help anything. lol**
Did you all have lovely weekends? I hope so. It’s back to work today, my friends. I’ve got two betas to get to as well as the work I’m doing on my own MS. Great fun! Here’s to hoping for a nice, smooth week. The day job should calm down for me some this week. Hopefully.
July 12th, 2010
Life is all a balancing act. We all have our obligations and desires. This week I thought we’d talk about keeping a balance between writing and family and work.
I know there are probably no two of us in the same situation, but knowing how others handle that precarious balance may help someone even out their life. A friend and I were talking the other day about the workaholic type people we know who don’t seem to know how to “turn it off” even if they go on vacation. Everything is about work to them.
The conversation got me thinking (I know, it’s dangerous when I think) about all the things I balance in life without letting one run over the other.
- Other family
- Social Life
You get the picture. The point is, what can we do to make sure we aren’t cheating ourselves, or the ones we love, out of a fair share of US? Which we know is what they all most want.My life is divided into sections:
The work week- Days, work. (Lunch, writing, and a weekly lunch with my cousin) Evenings, Super Spawn. Nights, writing related things.
Saturdays- If it’s my weekend with SS, I take him somewhere fun (the movies, a museum, a play place in town, etc) and invite our friends. If it’s not- I get some quality me-time where I do whatever I want. May be that I write, go out with friends, whatever.
Sundays- Almost always devoted to housework.
And you better believe we live on a schedule within that schedule. Otherwise I’d never keep it all up. I manage to work, be a mom, write, have a social life (if a limited one), and get the house clean every single week.
Tell me, how do you keep the balance?
May 12th, 2010
Got YA goes natural for a cause. A blog post that I simply must share.
Please, please go to their BLOG and read this awesomely inspiring post on body image and the media’s negative influence.
Everyone is affected by what the media portrays as “perfection” whether you’re woman, man, teenager or child.
It needs to stop.
May 10th, 2010
It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week!
Go to FAAN’s
website for more info.
Spreading awareness, spreading safety for our food allergic children.
Even one bite
could kill a child with food allergies.
The number of children with food allergies rose 18% between 1997 and 2007, according to the CDC. EIGHTEEN PERCENT. That is HUGE. Over 12 million Americans have food allergies. Over 3 million of those are children.
We need to fight for our cause, stand up and stand out. Find the cause, find the CURE!
May 7th, 2010
How cool is this? I made it at wordle.com for my novel, Emerald’s Keeper. If you click on it you can see a bigger image.
We also had family pictures made this weekend. Isn’t my Super-Spawn so stinking cute?! The photos were taken by the fabulous Brett Butler. He also did some head-shots for my website, so those will be up soon!
In other (not so) fun news- I’ve fractured a couple bones in my foot. I’m such a klutz! I should really just stay stationed at my computer all the time so as to not injure myself. Super-Spawn also has an infection in a cut on his leg. Greeeat. Ever had to give a toddler 2 different oral antibiotics and rub him in cream three times a day? Is. Not. Fun. He’s a pretty good sport as long as I promise him coke. Hey, whatever it takes right? He doesn’t need to know his coke is all natural and made from organic ingredients. Just like his cookies. Sneaky mom strikes again!
Do any of my other lovely blog friends live in Florida? I am so looking forward to the 9th Annual Florida Writers Conference! It is being held in Orlando, FL October 22-24 this year. I’m already saving to make the trip. I’m also planning to enter the 2010 Royal Palm Literary Competition with Emerald this year. If you’re local and interested you can go to the Florida Writers Association website for more details.
Also be sure to check out Gatekeeper’s guest blog post about taking writer’s jealousy and turning it into something positive.
Do the Write Thing is going on this week as well as a fundraiser for the people impacted by the Nashville flood. Go over to the blog and bid on signed copies of books, query critiques, manuscript critiques and much more for a good cause.
Have a great weekend all!
April 13th, 2010
This post is dedicated to my brother who would have turned 20 today.
Nothing says it better than his own words:
The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still. ~Robby
In Loving Memory of