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My Perfect Birthday Present - The Dusty Parachute

My PERFECT Birthday Present is for YOU

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I really think it’s my mom who deserves to be celebrated on my birthday since she’s the one that did all the work.  That being said, I’ve been know to try to talk my family, (my husband in particular,) into letting me extend the celebration of my birthday, (primarily in the form of donuts and restaurant breakfasts,) into the week before, and after November 6th.

My First NaNoWriMo Novel - The Dusty Parachute

A Peek at My First NaNoWriMo Doggy Style Love Story

It’s November 1st, which for many of us writers means one thing: NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month.)  Last year I made it to about Day #5 of NaNoWriMo before giving up and proclaiming it “Nah, I No Wri No Mo” month instead.

Cooincidentally, November is also NaBloPoMo, when bloggers are supposed to update their blog with a new post every day.

You may be asking yourself, why do writers who supposedly love to write need to dedicate an entire month to forcing themselves to write?

It's Really 10 Months - Special Delivery

The Pluses and Minuses of Pregnancy

Not many people know about the challenges that we had getting pregnant with my son, (who I typically refer to as “The 5 Year Old” in my posts.) In fact, before reading my story, “The Pluses & Minuses of Pregnancy” in the new It’s Really 10 Months – Special Delivery anthology, even many of our friends and family had no idea that we had dealt with secondary infertility and suffered through a series of what our doctor called ‘chemical pregnancies’ before finally getting pregnant with the 5yo.


10 Types of Book Fair Parents - The Dusty Parachute

The 10 Types of Book Fair Parents

It’s Book Fair time again!

Even kids who haven’t willingly opened a book the entire school year completely lose their minds over Book Fair.

And who wouldn’t when the decorating committee transforms their simple library into some magical land, like a medieval castle or an undersea experience, complete with a bubble machine at the entrance.

Even if you’ve missed the Book Fair reminder notes in your kid’s folder or all the giant red banners around campus, it’s hard to miss the kids wandering around after school dressed as human billboards ringing bells and spreading the news about the Book Fair.


I’m Going to Be in a Book! Martinis & Motherhood – Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?!

A couple of weeks ago I received the exciting news that one of my stories was selected to be included in the upcoming anthology, Martinis & Motherhood – Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! which is being published in June by Shannon Day (Martinis & Motherhood) and Tara Wilson (Don’t Lick the Deck) of Tipsy Squirrel Press.
martinis motherhood cover

I’m so excited and honored to have my story included along with 35 other talented authors sharing their stories of the Wonder, Woe & WTF moments of motherhood (and of course, martini recipes.) Read more about the book here.