In case you missed it (okay, I know, not possible, I keep talking about it), my debut novel, We Go On, is releasing on June 12, 2020. I am so excited and I am nail-biting nervous about the whole thing. Did you know you can read We Go On before the release date? If you… Continue reading Read My Debut Novel
Someone I love dearly was trying to compliment me some days ago. It started out so well, "Your hair looks really nice today, but..." Now, I've learned to really hear the first part of what he says, because that's where the gold is. The second part is where he sometimes loses sight of his original… Continue reading Then Comes the But
I'm always trying to make things with the kids. Today, we made homemade pretzels - inspired by a friend's post a few days ago. They turned out yummy and we got to have a little science lesson about how the crust on a pretzel turns brown. (We didn't quite get ours as brown as "normal"… Continue reading What She Shouldn’t Have to Know
As so often happens, a semi-long ride in the car prompted lots of talk amongst my little people and I. I'm learning these windows of opportunity to really talk to them and more importantly, to listen, are fleeting and few. I try to be present for the moments and conversations as they happen. (Keyword is… Continue reading Is it Hard for You?
It's over so much the same as it began - a few weeks of anticipation, leading up to the final moment. It feels just as surreal to close this chapter as it did to open it. I'll never forget the day I first turned the key in the lock and opened the feed store. I… Continue reading Just Like That
2017 wasn't all bad. There are things from this year that I don't regret.
Dear Regina, What should I do? My husband and I were planning a visit to distant family over Thanksgiving but have recently learned that this family is going through a large transition in their lives which is not a pleasant one. Should we postpone the trip and not invade their home and lives while they… Continue reading Family in Transition