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2013

glue stick

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A few months after my 20th birthday, I stood at the altar with my teenage groom and said “I do” to the man that I first met in Kindergarten. Though we had moved well beyond the cut and paste lessons of elementary school, we had no idea exactly how much those lessons would find their way back into our relationship.

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The leash law of romance

October 25, 2013

As a teenager I was taught that boys are like dogs. They know what they want, but the girl holds the leash. The girl sets the limits. While I wouldn’t refer to my husband as a dog, the analogy stuck with me. Unfortunately it appears that today’s single women have lost their leashes. The idea […]

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The power of no

September 13, 2013

One of the first words kids learn is “no” because they hear it all the time. No… Don’t touch the hot stove. No… Don’t lick the toilet. No… Don’t each that much candy. No… Don’t scream inside the house. No… Don’t slide down the carpeted stairs naked on your stomach while carrying  a pair of […]

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(re)defining me

August 30, 2013

When the youngest of my three kids started school this week, I realized just how much free time I had on my hands. As a stay-at-home mom, I finally have time to pursue my writing passion! Halfway through a romance novel, I was excited to knock it out and see where I wanted to go […]

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Six months, twenty titles: The couple that became a legend

August 20, 2013

I have had so many people ask me if I saw the news story about the couple that knocked out 20 romance novels in 6 months to save their home from foreclosure that I wanted to share it with my readers. After watching it, I must admit, I downloaded a free sample. First, check out […]

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Chores: How young it too young?

July 19, 2013

Parents establish cleanliness habits from a young age. We teach our kids to take a bath, wash their hair, brush their teeth, and how to take care of their toileting needs because we know that establishing these habits young will make them routine as they grow older. Chores, however, are not as cut-and-dry. At what […]

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Extended Life Anniversary

July 15, 2013

About this time 10 years ago, I was sitting in the waiting room at the hospital waiting for another update on my father-in-law. I was pregnant with my first full-term child, and there was a very real possibility that she would never meet her grandfather. Tweet

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