One final reminder...

Have you made it over to the new blog yet?Here's my latest post, where I get ridiculously sappy while talking about my Dad.More than Genetics ...more

Mommy Snark has Moved!

I hope you won't stop visiting. Here's the new blog:www.jennyproctor.wordpress.comSee you there! ...more

In which I discuss the future of Mommy Snark

Guess what?!Mommy Snark is going to move! Or maybe just evolve?As I prepare for the release of my book this summer, I've felt a need to transition my blog space into something that feels like a better fit. The new blog will still be me, still my thoughts about motherhood and life and writing, but it will be simplified a bit, and will also be designed to mesh with my new website ....more

Starry Starry Night

A few nights ago, my family arrived home late after being out of town at a baptism for two of my nephews. When I pulled Ivy from the car, she looked up into the sky. It was dark. Our outside house lights were not on, and because we live in the middle of the woods, the only visible light came from the twinkling stars overhead. It made for quite an impressive sight--a sea of stars so beautiful, it took Ivy's ...more

Book Year is HERE!

I just got an email from my editor letting me know she was getting ready to start work on my manuscript and wanted to make sure she had the most updated version. The date on the most updated version? August, 2011. It made me laugh to think about how long ago that seems. It was March of 2011 when I got the most fabulous email ever that let me know my  manuscript was being picked up for publication. I'll never ...more

The Kids in Review: 2012

I didn't blog much in 2012. In retrospect, I'm sorry I didn't because I fear there are moments that I failed to capture that now might slip away from my memory forever. That happens, you know. I'm certain because I've visited my archives from 2007 and read stories I know must have happened to someone else. Except it was me, and I've only forgotten.There is much in 2012 that I don't want to forget ....more

Meat and Gravy

Yesterday afternoon, I went outside to retrieve something from the car. When I came back to the front door, I paused, realizing that the children were having a conversation about me. The door was slightly open. If I leaned forward, I could hear, without them knowing I was there. It went a little something like this.Lucy: "Guys, do you ever think about the fact that our Mom is an author? I mean, a real author!"Sam: "I do. When I told ...more

Use your Imagination

So, yesterday my two year old told her Dad that he needs to use his "imagination." It came out more as "i-ma-hi-na-hon," but still. That's a pretty big word for her little tiny mouth. She's so funny. She's been using lots of big words lately, mostly completely out of context, but it's hilarious seeing her try. She said to me today, "Hey Mom, we get some chicken and go to a park. That be a good idea?" She cracks me ...more

A Little Bird Told Me...

It's hard to believe the holiday season is upon us. Or, mostly upon us. Every time I write the date on anything, I think to myself, "Really? November?" And also there's the fact that Thanksgiving is next week and  then Christmas is just a breath after that, and I haven't given a single thought to what my plans are for Christmas this year.  ...more

A Little Bird Told Me...

It's hard to believe the holiday season is upon us. Or, mostly upon us. Every time I write the date on anything, I think to myself, "Really? November?" And also there's the fact that Thanksgiving is next week and  then Christmas is just a breath after that, and I haven't given a single thought to what my plans are for Christmas this year.  ...more
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