Hallie Sawyer

Freelance and historical fiction writer. I write about life, family, parenting, health/fitness, books, and my love for the written word. 

Why Blog? To Find Your Own Truth

I've been blogging for almost four years, but for the past six months, it has felt more like a chore than a joy. My posts have been sporadic at best, whether it was a lull in content ideas or a busy freelance schedule, one thing was clear: I seemed to have lost my passion for blogging. ...more

God's Cruel Joke: Birth Order

Yesterday, my eight-year-old and youngest yelled up at me from the kitchen, "Mom, "K" took a drink of Coke!" ("K" is my eleven-year-old boy and middle child.)...more

A Bitterness of My Own Brewing: Is My Life Passing Me By?

I'm sitting here in my local coffee shop with my 14-year-old, and I'm on the verge of tears. Not happy, not sad. They are tears of yearning. I want to do so much in my life, yet here I sit: a mother, a chauffeur, a wife, a bill-payer, a cheerleader, a dog walker, a whip-cracker, a caretaker, just to name a few. While I wouldn't trade those things for anything, I feel a pull to run as far as I can....more
I started my blog for this very reason!  My parents both just passed away, my kids are getting ...more

Recommended Reading: Ready for Air by Kate Hopper and Giveaways!

She is the color of the moon, pale against a night sky.   - Kate Hopper, Ready for Air...more

Intervention Needed: I've Become the Rainbow Loom Fairy

Tooth fairy, move over. There's a new fairy in town. This one weaves and hooks like a boss and turns frowns upside down. She fixes flawed Rainbow Loom bracelets as little ones shuffle off to bed and slips them on their teeny wrists as they sleep. ...more
I would really like someone to make a rainbow loom action figure for me. I'd probably pay good ...more

Getting in the Right (Heart) Zone

I just interviewed the local franchise owner for Orange Theory Fitness and I'm quite taken by their philosophy. It's a group interval concept led by trainer and throughout the 60 minute workout, the goal is to be in the "orange  zone" for 12-20 minutes. So what does the "orange zone" exactly mean....more

What REALLY Haunts Me These Days

Unexplained happenings, foggy cemeteries, dark shadows...these are the stuff of hauntings. However, what really haunts me these days is much more mundane.They're things like:...more

My Past Life; A Greek Confession

The Alpha Phi house at UNL I have a confession...I'm a sorority girl. Alpha Phi to be precise. I'm not sure why I haven't talked about it here before but now you know....more

Do You Wish You Had a Different "Born-On" Date?

Have you ever felt that you were born at the wrong time? Perhaps you're obsessed with Victorian England or medieval times. Do you feel more of a kinship with Joan of Arc than Joan Jett?...more