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Coping and Combat

We looked at a house a couple of weeks ago. One of at least a few dozen that my husband and I have looked at in the [almost] three years my husband and I have been married. This one…

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It’s A Process

It’s been interesting how different this journey of writing Book Two has been in comparison to the process it took to write and publish my first book, More To Me. During the writing phase of More To Me, I…

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Small Talk

Ever since I started writing, I’ve had people tell me that I tend to rush through pieces of the story. Usually it’s the little (not-as-important) stuff, and I don’t even realize I’m doing it. As I’ve grown in my…

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What Is Trust?

What is trust? Can you answer that? Is it about forcing yourself to not worry over every little thing? Is it about being less emotional and anxious? Or is it about finding your groove and letting life happen however…

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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…