This Mom Gig is Hard

Ok. I’m about to be very real with you all. My first baby, the one who broke me (haha), who challenges me every day of her life (in a good way), who amazes me on a continual basis… She’s 19 today! I’d like to repeat that. She is 19 years old...
The Importance of Daily Gratitudes

The Importance of Daily Gratitudes

Have you ever noticed that the more you start focusing on the good things that happen in your life, the less you notice the bad? Or the more you start complaining about things, the less you’re able to see the positive things? I have. It’s so easy to become...
Making a Change

Making a Change

It’s the last day of the year and I’m doing my annual soul searching and journal writing – and I thought I’d share my thoughts with you. I’m not one for making New Years Resolutions. I find I break them too quickly because they...

I’m Sorry

Have you ever thought about how often you say these two words in a single day? If you’re Canadian, like me, you probably don’t realize just how often you end up apologizing – for the littlest of things. This morning, my daughter needed some extra...
Can A Writer Take A Vacation?

Can A Writer Take A Vacation?

I did something I haven’t done since I started writing. I went on a week vacation without my laptop. (insert gasp) My husband and I took a week along the California coast to celebrate our 20th anniversary, starting in San Francisco and ending for some fun time...

Writing Real Emotional Stories

As a writer, one of my goals is to write with real emotion. It’s not always easy. It is always scary. I can guarantee it’s going to hurt. But it will always be worth it. Last night I submitted a revised copy of The Forgotten Ones to my editor. This...