Embrace the Sparkle

Where is the sparkle in being a grown-up? Is it among the daily grind? The commute in the car or the train? Is it found in diaper changes, middle of the night soothing, all the no's and the you'll-understand-someday's? The walking the dog in the driving rain? No. None of these. The sparkle is in... Continue Reading →

Fun: It’s Not Just for Little Kids

My latest #blog, in which I encourage my kids to #play. #amwriting #jumpforjoy #letkidsbekids

Way Back in 1999

Since when did 1999 become "way back when?" #WayBackWhen #1999 #GettingOld #StillFeelYoung

Book Nerd at a Book Festival

“Grab all the books!” I shouted to my daughter as we jumped out of the car. We had arrived at NoVa Teen Book Festival, and we had books, many heavy books, to be signed. It was time to fangirl it up. My top list from this event: Conversation with Tomi Adeyemi and Dhonielle Clayton. Smart,... Continue Reading →

Finally 2018

The reason behind it lurks mysteriously; I have caught myself writing “2018” for at least a year on various letters, checks, deposit slips and other documents where one writes a date. (You may already know that sometimes I have to--and like to--employ old-timey paper and pen.) Maybe I’m planning really far ahead. Looking to the... Continue Reading →

Total Eclipse of the Park

We drove just over 1000 miles round-trip down the eastern seaboard to see the solar eclipse--yes, the total solar eclipse. The total eclipse of the sun. Not the Total Eclipse of the Heart. In our case, it was actually the Total Eclipse of the Park. In casual conversation about a month ago, someone mentioned their... Continue Reading →

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