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Burnt Up Dreams

Life is full of dreams, isn’t it? Dreams to start a family, dreams to land the perfect job, or to meet prince charming. One of my dreams is to buy a fixer upper house of our own, and transform…

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Autumn Blues

Sometimes I get into a funk. I hold in all my worries, stresses, and thoughts until I can’t take it anymore and then my husband is usually the one who is left to deal with my breakdowns or attitudes.…

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What’s Next?

Foster Care Awareness Month is over, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about it until next May rolls around. There are kids living this reality every single day, so let’s remember their stories every single day. Whether that…

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My Own Kind Of Pain

More To Me is based on the dozens of true stories of kids who I’ve met over the years; some who lived under the same roof as me for a season, and others that I’ve met more recently through other…

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Foster Care Is…

Did you know that May is National Foster Care Awareness Month? I didn’t plan that with the launch of my book, it just happened. But since it fell that way, AND my book tells the story of a teen…

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Behind The Cover

May 1st is a special day, but not only because my debut novel launches then. I actually chose to launch More To Me on May 1st because it’s the birth date of my youngest sister, who happens to be one of…

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The Difference Between Us

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were chatting over dinner about my skill of being able to spot spelling errors in things like magazines, online news articles, and sometimes even books. If you’re anything like me, you…

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Trust Me, It’s Worth It

There are a billion and one quotes about trust out there, but after scrolling through Pinterest for twenty minutes and not finding even one that gives the message I’m looking for, I decided to take things into my own…

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What To Change When Life Gets The Best Of You

Don’t you hate when people put on their happy faces and pretend that life is rainbows and sunshine, all of the time? They get asked how they are, and their response is always, “Great!” After hearing about their achievements…