Three Beautiful Things Thursday

It's been three months since my last post. tumbleweed on my blog. because, you know, it be barren ....more

Kindergarten, letting go--- and preparing not protecting

My son loves James and the Giant Peach. We have read it approximately 35 times. However, in my version I make one minor edit ....more

Some exciting news!

Things have been busy busy busy on my end and now finally I can share one of those reasons. If you're on social media than you probably already know about it, but just in case, I wanted to share the news here..... which is.... ....more

Traveling, Ramadan, and Family

It's been a busy few months since my book made it's way into the world. Seriously, between bats [and the horrendous ER visits for the rabies series for our entire family of four], battling an AC that dies and resurrects itself every few days [it is currently 89 degrees in my bedroom], and trying not too cry too hard that my eldest is now officially five and not understanding how this is possible, to put it simply: life's been busy.Also, the travel. There's been a lot of travel ....more

This. that. and, bat.

Dusts off blog, walks past tumbleweeds. Wow. It's been almost two months since I posted here.I have so much to share ....more

On book releases, launch parties, and gratitude

It's been officially one week since my book was released! It's been a whirlwind of emotions, from stress to panic to gratitude and pure disbelief that this is really happening. Book release day I felt like a caged humming bird, the nervousness just beating against my chest ....more

On the eve of book pub: six ways to support authors

It's happening. Tomorrow my book officially goes into the great big world. I feel eased into it in some ways, first with bound manuscripts, then advance review copies but now feels different because now it's real and it's just you know, giving me goosebumps to know that it's really almost here ....more

It's March! My Book! Sleep! GIFS!

I'm really tired lately. The reason for that is the sleep issues with my toddler that I wrote about last time are still ever-present so I'm sort of in a strange dream-like haze most of the time. If you hung out with me or otherwise engaged me in any sort of conversation these past four weeks and smiled politely but really wanted to do this: I'm sorry ....more

Ode to sleep

We can blame it on a number of things from incoming molars to learning how to climb out of his crib but at the end of the day the fact remains that the two year old has decided sleeping is so very 2014. The problem however is I actually like sleep. It's kind of cool ....more

Book Launch Party!

My book is coming out next month.This is such a rush of emotions. To realize a book I have put my entire heart into is going to be published in just a few short weeks is enough to make me..... I don't even know how to explain how that feels ....more