Jared's 18th Birthday Dinner On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, we celebrated our son, Jared's 18th birthday. Our fourth child to enter adulthood, Jared is by no exaggeration the polar-opposite of his brother Dawson (I wrote about him for his 18th a few years back -- see that post HERE.) While our ever-expanding family ate dinner … Continue reading Fourth Baby, Faith Baby Turned 18!
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As 2019 approached, I found myself melancholy as I reflected on all the major events and milestones in 2018. So many amazing things happened (so many I might forget one or two) -- my older daughter's second pregnancy announcement my other daughter getting engaged and getting married planning and executing a wedding in 6 months … Continue reading Will 2019 Be the Year I Finally Simplify and Enjoy Life?
Maybe it's because I'm the mom and he's my son, but I had no idea it would be so hard to watch my boy leave home. After all, his sisters have been on their own for years and they are doing amazing. So, why did the smallest thought of him being on his own bring … Continue reading When the Third One Left the Nest – The Differences Between Sons and Daughters
Because the fiction I write is based on my own past and overcoming emotional wounds, the discovery of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus was all the more important for me to learn to develop unique and layered female protagonists. Even though the conflict and themes of my current and future novels will somewhat reflect my own … Continue reading The Emotional Wound Thesaurus – Book Review
I come from a family of women. In 1999, women and girls outnumbered male cousins and spouses 2:1. During family gatherings, the females dominated with shrill excitement, disciplining the children, and more. Between my mom, her three sisters, and their one brother they had five daughters and two sons. At that moment in time, I … Continue reading I Never Thought I Would Call My Son Beautiful