Let God Close Doors

As much as I love chasing dreams and being a go-getter when it comes to finding opportunity, there is one important lesson I have learned in a big way and that is to let God close doors. This can be applied to so many things in life. The writing world is ripe with rejection and failed … Read more

Where Did September Go?

It’s October. Seriously, weren’t we just at the pool? Wasn’t I just doing back-to-school shopping? It’s pumpkin time. And you know what that means. Turkey day and then Christmas. For me, September was gone in a flash. Freelance work-wise I like to think of it as The Great Recovery after a summer drought. Things picked … Read more

The End Game

Do you have any idea how stressful it is to date someone that sucks at karaoke when they don’t know they suck at karaoke? I mean, what do you say? Especially when the relationship is fairly new and they really get into the song in a rocker pose and a foot stomp that Journey’s someday-love-will-find-you video could … Read more

Why I Invite My Kids Into My Dream

I have been a stay-at-home-mom, I have worked outside the home, and now I work from home. There are pros and cons to every scenario, but regardless of where you are in life, it is so important to share your dreams and hearts desires with your kids, right where you are. Especially if you’re just … Read more

Small-Town Girl at the White House

“I can’t wait to get to school on Monday and tell my friends that my mom gets to go to the White House!” my son exclaimed. Mercy sakes, I hope they believe him. Because I can’t quite believe it myself just yet. I’ve been writing regularly for Babble, a Disney-owned parenting site, and an opportunity came … Read more

The Thing About Fear

By the time you read this, it will be 2016. A brand new, sparkling shiny year. A time for beautiful new beginnings and quite frankly, a time of fear for many. I’m at home with my family right now, and it’s New Year’s Eve. My sons are gathered around my husband’s laptop and they are … Read more

Whether You Work or Stay Home: You’re Right

Can we all just put our torches and pitchforks down for a second? There is entirely too much judgment going on when it comes to whether or not a parent should work or stay home with the kids. There are so many variables to family life now, and there is no one-size solution for everyone. … Read more

So God Made A Farmer

  From the window, we saw farmers out back plowing and planting a big garden. They were older men. 2 of the 3 used walkers outside the plot, and there was a wheelchair on the sidelines for when it got to be too much for somebody. They had a few helpers, but they did the hardest work themselves. … Read more

Leaving News

I sat down with my calendar to work out bills and upcoming events, and I looked down and realized that it has been over a year since I left the news business. My 10-year fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants life of nonstop deadlines was over, but not too far behind. I was a photojournalist.  I traveled around with reporters and shot news stories.  Sometimes … Read more

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