Why I decided to leave some of my subpar old posts on my freshly redesigned blog. … Read More A Peek At My Former Self
In the very near future, I’d say the next month, this site is going to be completely redesigned. I’ve decided to focus and actually make it a little more lifestyle-ish. For years both my twitter and instagram descriptions have read: Mom,Wife,Writer,Reader,Cooker,Knitter. And so, that’s what this site is going to be focused on. It will… Read More Big Changes for MommyK8
My daughter, 13, recently discovered this blog. I’ve been afraid of this moment for a long time. No need to, though. She loves it. She talked to me about how she went back and started reading from the beginning, which started in 2008, when she was 3. She loves the stories and thinks they are… Read More That Time Fear Ruined My Writing and Probably Derailed My Career
Today I took a big, scary leap of faith. It was the last day at a job I love, which I decided to leave in order to go back to writing full-time. I’ve been a full-time writer before, and I know how hard it can be to make money at it, and yet, here I… Read More Come See The Girl On The Flying Trapeze
If you have children, you know about the pigeon. He wants to drive the bus. He wants a puppy. He does not want to take a bath. I’ve read the books by Mo Willems to my children for so long I can recite them. I imagine if Willems wrote a book about my career it… Read More If Mo Willems Wrote My CV
I should be preparing for my 2nd MFA residency right now. You might envision me poring over books, furiously typing away on my computer, and you’d be correct. Those are things I need to do. But I am a 39-year-old married mother of 2 that is preparing for 10 days of no at home time… Read More The Weight
Remember when I turned 30 and freaked out and started a blog, the 30 list? No? Well read that link, it’s all explained there. When I look at the list, I cringe. It was a terrible list. However, it started a new tradition and every year I make a new list of goals, although now… Read More I Will Achieve Some of My Goals!
I’ve never been so scared in my life. I’ve started an MFA program in creative writing, which has been my dream for about 10 years. I couldn’t believe I got in, and now I’m scared to death about what that means. I am occasionally gripped with the same kind of terror I experience at the… Read More Fear of Falling
I knooow that’s what you guys are asking yourselves. Well, those of you that ‘follow’ me social media-wise. I’ve had Instagram for awhile, but I didn’t really start using it until a few weeks ago. Now I’m trying to add one post per day. Is it as simple as me just wanting to participate in… Read More What’s Up With All the Instagramming?
Music is good for you. Don’t believe me? Here are a bunch of recent studies that explain how music has a positive effect on people and is good for mental health: 5 Science-Based Reasons Music is Good For you (ABC.COM) Why Listening To Music is Key To Good Health (Daily Mail) Sad Music Is… Read More Let’s Stop Being Jerks About Music