Too Busy to Write?

Actually, as much as I do love, love, love to write, there are seasons for everything. Right now is by necessity my season to be the mom. Luckily, it’s my favorite season. Like autumn is. I just love wearing great boots and a cozy sweater. It’s the best. This past weekend I had a super […]

Book Review: One Boy No Water

It just launched Saturday, and I want to be among the first to post a review of this brand spanking new tome! Me first, me first, me me me me mememeeeeee! Heeere goes: REVIEW: ONE BOY NO WATER I’m really excited to review the newest release from Jolly Fish Press, One Boy No Water, by […]

Stop (Book) Clubbing Baby Seals

I love those meme posters that prove that grammar can save the world. One features a pic of a baby seal on a disco floor, with the caption, “Stop clubbing, baby seals.” How commas change everything. So, yeah. I had the very cool expierence last night of attending a book club where the featured read […]

My Super Secret Superhero Mission du jour

I have spent the last several days just clearing out the toy room. After five kids and about 15 years, there are a LOT of toys. The girls went to my neighbor’s yard sale the other morning and brought home more treasures, and I thought, “That’s it! It has to stop somewhere.” Not that the […]

I can't believe it was a year ago I was sharing a table with Dale Critchlow, aka "Lyle" from Napoleon Dynamite, at my first book signing.

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful

If you’re old enough to remember the ’80s you probably remember the Pantene shampoo commercials where the model flips her hair and says, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful…” and I don’t remember the follow up. It was something along the lines of, “Hate me because I have better hair than you, drive a nicer […]

Texts from my Future Self

Gary and I were watching this webTV series a few weeks ago, just a couple of episodes so I don’t know how it ends (it got a little edgy for me). Anyway, in it, the ever-darling Shiri Appleby is in a lame relationship. She is in the process of inventing a smart phone app that lets a […]


On the 4th of July I met with all the Stewarts for the annual Stewart Family Gathering. We were in Utah and my youngest uncle (just a few years my senior) and his wife (same age as my husband–that’s a big Mormon family for ya) and a cousin (just a couple of years older than […]