Books

Read My Debut Novel

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

communication, faith, family, life, marriage

Then Comes the But

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

faith, family

What She Shouldn’t Have to Know

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

family, life

Is it Hard for You?

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?

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Family in Transition

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