I Had The Time of My Life — #MFRWauthor

It's week 21 of the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge, and this week's prompt is: A childhood memory--which is good because I've got a million of 'em. The hardest thing this week will be picking which childhood memory to talk about. Memories have been flooding my head all week as I've thought about this week's prompt. … Continue reading I Had The Time of My Life — #MFRWauthor

5 Things You Might Not Know about Yellowstone National Park

Disney claims that its theme parks are the "happiest place on earth." Much as I love Disney, I would have to argue with them about that claim--at least as far as I'm concerned. As a kid growing up in Montana, I looked forward every year to my family's annual visit to Yellowstone National Park, always … Continue reading 5 Things You Might Not Know about Yellowstone National Park

The Problem with #BeautyAndTheBeast Nobody’s Talking About

As I write this blog post, I am gearing up to see Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast for the third time. That should tell you something right off the bat. I love the movie. I think the casting is brilliant and the movie is beautifully made. This is not one of those posts complaining … Continue reading The Problem with #BeautyAndTheBeast Nobody’s Talking About

It’s Not Easy Being a Writer’s Kid #MFRWauthor

I started writing seriously when my youngest daughter was five years old. There's a 12-year age difference between my oldest and my youngest, but even with that many years between them, my oldest was just 17. I've been a single mom for most of my kids' lives, so when I decided to start writing seriously, … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being a Writer’s Kid #MFRWauthor

13 Things that Begin with “P”

Posting this early since Thursday is a holiday here in the US... 13 things in my world that begin with "P" in no particular order: 1)  Piano -- Years ago, before my dad died, my parents wanted to give me a gift so I could remember them -- because, you know, without a gift one … Continue reading 13 Things that Begin with “P”

The Trouble With Being Your Own Boss

I'm going to be upfront from the beginning. I'm whining today. I woke up in a mood, and nothing has happened to make that mood better. What's got me torn up today? The fact that I'm my own boss--which is usually a great thing. I love being my own boss...until something out-of-the-ordinary needs to be done. Like … Continue reading The Trouble With Being Your Own Boss

Happy Birthday to Matt

Today is my favorite nephew's birthday. Now before anybody starts thinking I'm an awful aunt for saying that, let me clear the air by admitting that Matt is my only nephew.  I also have two nieces, but we're talking nephews today. Matt's 20 today, which means that he has officially left behind the life of … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Matt

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

It's St. Patrick's Day today, and spring is coming.  At least, that's what I'm told.  You'd never know it to look at my yard, though. It's snowed twice in the past week, and we're expecting another big snow storm to hit tonight.  I'm not complaining.  After six long years of drought, we need the moisture.  … Continue reading May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

Family Day

I have just 10 minutes to write this blog before I have to run out the door.  Think I can make it? Today is a family day at my house.  It's the anniversary of the day my ex-husband passed away.  The first year was really tough on my daughters.  Not just my daughters.  That first … Continue reading Family Day

Happy? Valentine’s Day

This may be a bad thing for a romance author to admit, but we really don't celebrate Valentine's Day at my house--at least not for the reasons most people celebrate it. I don't have a husband. Don't have a significant other, and even if one of my daughters or I happen to be dating someone … Continue reading Happy? Valentine’s Day