Wuthering Heights Thaws My Ice Heart

True Detective Season 2 ...June Can't Get Here Soon Enough

  Vince Vaughn, among others, will be returning to HBO in True Detective this June. I am beyond excited....more

Caribbean Jerk Alfredo Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

 Ever since I found zucchini noodles, I have to eat them at least once a week. I can eat an entire plate full and not feel bloated like regular pasta would leave me feeling. The problem with slowly eating more and more "raw" food is that right now I am the ONLY one in the family that does. So when I fix "zoodles", I make a dish similar to it for the family (or at least for my husband)....more

The Rules of Writing

 The rules of writing are quite simple... There are two rules of writing as far as I am concerned....more

My Naive Self

Do you ever look back at your past self and have to laugh? I do. ...more

A Natural Teacher

A coworker recently found out that I am not a "natural" teacher and, instead, I was a Criminal Justice major dreaming of a job like Dexter's. He was shocked. Most female teachers I know always dreamt of teaching and, if you judge a book by its cover, you wouldn't know that I love all things dark and creepy. Hell, a perfect date night for me is dinner and a horror movie. ...more

Easter Fruit Pizza

 For the past two years, I have made a fruit pizza for Easter. They are so much fun to make and so much fun to eat as well! It is a great way to be creative yet it is so simple that even I can make it look interesting.Ingredients:...more

5 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Growing

 Today is our six year anniversary. It is hard to believe that we have been married for six years and even harder to believe that we have been together for over eleven! ...more

Raw Food Diaries #2

I have been loving eating "raw food" lately. I still eat the same food I have in the past except for a meal or two a day, I eat very healthy. This usually means using my juicer in the mornings, soup or salad or leftovers for lunch, and a "raw" meal for dinner or just a regular healthy dinner (chicken and veggies for example)....more

Parent Teacher Conferences Gone Bad

f you follow me on Instagram (jwarrenauthor), then you might have seen my post this week about mom guilt. That was due to a parent teacher conference that I had via phone with my son’s preschool teacher. The conversation turned into a “Is he ready for Kindergarten?” bit with the teacher saying all sorts of comments such as:  ...more