How to pack for Camp

Camp NaNoWriMo starts Monday which, incidentally, is also the day I become a parent of a teenager. I can't decide if I should be stocking up on coffee or vodka. This April marks my fourth time doing Camp NaNoWriMo, which is a relaxed version of the National Novel Writing Month that takes place every November.... Continue Reading →

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Second in Command’s BOOK BIRTHDAY!

Today is the day. Second in Command is officially in the world! I am excited -- and slightly terrified -- but mostly excited for friends and family to be able to read something I wrote, to be able to hold a book in their hands and say, hey, I know the chic who wrote this!... Continue Reading →

The art of letting go

One of the great contradictions of my personality: I want to be a minimalist, but I have difficulty letting things go. I also struggle to follow through on the ever popular resolution of being more organized. Nevertheless, it's a new year and once again I've committed to paring down and organizing the house. Inspired (as... Continue Reading →

Reflections

December 31, 2018. Tomorrow I will write the annual letter to my future self and set forth goals and intentions for the year to come. Today I reflect on the year behind us -- the good and the bad, accomplishments and setbacks, the things that fueled my soul and the things that made me cry.... Continue Reading →

Happy Camper

I love camping. Fresh air, campfires, afternoon naps in the sun. The blissful escape from routine. Back in the days before kids, hubs and I camped all over the state. We weren’t very adept when we started out—on our first trip we forgot pillows and other essentials and had to drive to a nearby mega... Continue Reading →

Dog days

Happy summer everyone!! Back in my teaching days, the end of June meant two months of sleeping in, but now that I work over the summer, it's more about the shifting of routines. Instead of heading off to school, the boys head off to camp. We still have to get up, make lunches, and get... Continue Reading →

Different kinds of smart

Oh, technology. I want to embrace you, but sometimes you frustrate me so. Today's mission: forward progress on the whole marketing thing. Let's start with updating the blog. Link all of my accounts together. Easy-peasy. Or not. There may have been some yelling and shaking of fists. Possibly a curse word or two. I think... Continue Reading →

Accept the Mission

Monday after my favorite annual conference: I AM EXTREMELY PUMPED TO DO ALL THE WRITERLY THINGS!! Also: SO MUCH LAUNDRY!! This year's Pennwriters Conference theme was Mission Possible. I drove down with one of my writer friends and we had an amazing weekend. We hung out with other writer friends, made new connections, and learned... Continue Reading →

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