Masked Up

Polka dots, very popular We are six months into the pandemic. Covid and Coronavirus, social distancing, "masking up" and so many other words and phrases have become part of our vernacular. A lil pile o’ masks In March, just a few days into thing shutting down, I posted about sewing a few masks for my... Continue Reading →

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 →

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