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My Writers Block is a Toddler

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There’s a very good reason I haven’t been getting into my hobbies lately and he’s about 15 months old, over two feet tall, and weighs over 18 pounds.

I’m enjoying every moment. They fly by so fast.

Pumpkin Sips – Great Pumpkin Search 2015

November is almost over.

Fall fun will be wrapped up for winter wonder.


I enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving with family and loved ones. The turkey and all the fixings were amazing, but I’m still in fall celebration mood with pumpkin sips for all those leftovers.

I have a great Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte Recipe for you.


But first:

If you didn’t get enough pumpkin pie at the dinner table, or you can’t wait four weeks until Christmas, this is the Soda for you.


Lester’s Fixings, Pumpkin Pie Soda


Lester's Fixings Pumpkin Pie Soda | Great Pumpkin Search 2015 |

Lester’s Fixings Pumpkin Pie Soda


Lester’s Fixings, Pumpkin Pie Soda is carbonated pumpkin pie. I found this crazy beverage at Stella’s Modern Pantry in Ocala, Florida. A little too sweet for me, this soda tastes exactly like a sweet, carbonated version of its namesake.

You can purchase this beverage along with some other crazy flavors over at:


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Quick Update

Just popping by for a quick update.

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BabyBoy has been home for longer than he was in the NICU, about four months now. Every free moment I have, that is not dedicated to my little one, has been devoted to writing and taking care of other responsibilities.

Having a child really puts things into prospective and makes you rethink your priorities. It’s been a challenge and a joy. I hope that every day I am able to be a better person for him.


Thanks for all the well wishes and positive thoughts. It was a long journey, but it’s only just begun. I’m looking forward to where this life takes us.

Will update when I get this whole full-time-mom thing figured out.


~Till Next Time

Suddenly, I’m a Mom: Dealing With Expectations

Life never goes as we plan.

In fact, I’ve learned over the years to limit my expectations on certain things.

Marriage wasn’t what I was expecting, and once I tossed my expectations aside and learned to understand my husband as he was (not what everyone told me men were or husbands were supposed to be) we’ve had an extraordinary marriage. I’ve learned to grow with him, and learn from him, not statistics or generalizations. I married one person, not the average man.

When I became pregnant I knew I needed to toss any expectations about pregnancy and my child out the window right away. I lived each moment for what it was, a single moment on the chain of life, strung together like a beautiful necklace. I accepted what came as it happened and tried not of listen to the words of other moms who kept trying to compare my experience to theirs. I listened to my doctors and my body.

Then, at 31 weeks my doctors were concerned about the size of my baby. I went to get tested, which sent me to the hospital. While getting tested, it turned out I had HELLP Syndrome, which is a form of Preeclampsia. To protect my child and me the doctors had to take the baby early and do an emergency C-section. On my release papers it actually said “Cesarean Section (Complicated).”


Both Babyboy and I made it through the procedure just fine. My son is in the NICU as I write this, growing and getting stronger every day. I’m at home, healing and resting from the first major surgery I’ve ever had.


It’s only been two weeks since the procedure. The whole experience was very surreal. I was calm and peaceful during the procedure and the days following in the hospital. It was over 24 hours after my son was born that I was even well enough to go see him in the NICU.


Tiny Toes Suddenly, I'm a Mom:| Dealing With Expectations|

Tiny Toes

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2014 – Reflections

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2014 Has been a wonderful year.

The last few months were a whirlwind of amazing opportunity and insight. I’ve learned so much that I hope to apply in 2015.


I went a writers conference in October (Atlanta Writers Conference) where I met so many wonderful writers as well as agents and editors. The feedback I received on my projects was spot on and sent me into a frenzy of revisions throughout November.


December brought holidays, family, and friends. Much of the my work was on pause while I enjoyed time with loved ones.


I plan to attack 2015 with fervor and use what I’ve learned to enhance my writing.


On the hobby front, I purchased two new dolls in 2014.

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