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Of the hundreds of stories shared at Listen To Your Mother shows across the country over the past three years, 56 were chosen for the very first Listen To Your Mother anthology, titled “LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: WHAT SHE SAID THEN, WHAT WE’RE SAYING NOW,” being published by Putnam. Book will be released April 7, 2015. You can pre-order* now.

Listen To Your Mother: What she said then, what we're saying now

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The House Where Merry Died - I live in the house where merry died. I knew it before, but it hit me hard tonight. I went grocery shopping late—my idea of fun when I have a free hour or two—and it was after dark when I got home. I pulled into my parking spot and killed my lights, and that’s when […]
#Reverb14: Best Intentions - December 11, 2014 prompt: What tiny rituals: signal that your day is starting; help you ease into a creative project; give you closure from an intensive task; or mark other significant milestones in your day? What new rituals would you like to create in the new year? If rituals were wishes and mornings were fun, […]
#Reverb14: Chapters - December 5, 2014 prompt: what is the sound of your own voice? I hear it all day, every minute. Rapid fire, comma infested run-on sentences peppered with notes to myself, as if I’ll remember them once I’m in a place to write them down. My voice is almost always talking at me; storylines and dialogue […]
#Reverb14: Stories - Today’s prompt: We are all lightning rods, conduits for that which the Universe wants born into this world. What energies did you channel this year? Prompt courtesy of Noël Rozny. Stories. For me, it always comes back to the stories. Listen To Your Mother was about the stories. The profiles I write for people hinge on […]
#Reverb14: Loving What Is - Today’s prompt: It’s all too easy to put off loving where we are until everything is perfect. What can you love about where you are now? Prompt courtesy of Kat McNally. Fuzzy slippers, homemade jam, freshly brewed coffee. Soft blankets, stacks of books. Hugs that last too long, fights that make no sense, giggles. Random calls for […]
#Reverb14: Release - Today’s prompt is this: What unfinished projects from 2014 am you willing to release now? (Regret not required.) Prompt courtesy of Max Daniels. I’ve been thinking about this prompt since I read it yesterday. I wrote something not long ago that feels like what I should share here, and I’ve turned over ideas in my head as […]
#Reverb14: Certainty - Others look forward to December for the obvious reasons: Christmas, snow, winter break. I look forward to December because gorgeous souls like Kat McNally offer what’s been come to know as #Reverb. It’s a series of daily prompts that encourage me to reflect on the past year and what matters to me. It’s a deep […]
Stuck - I didn’t write a damn thing today, until just now. I should have—I have work to do. But I’m in one of those lulls, the kind in which the mind is full but the fingers are paralyzed; I sit at the keyboard but I can’t get the words out, not on to the page, anyway, […]
The Kansas I Know - Disconnected. That’s how I felt today. I drove to Topeka to do a little research for a magazine article. It’s not a heavy-duty research piece, but it does need to correspond to Kansas History Month (January) and so I toured the Capitol. It seemed the best place to start. I got there just in time […]
Cause I’ve Gotta Have Faith - I talked about faith today with my middle guy. It was after we fought, as we sat in a church pew. He didn’t want to be there; neither did I. I struggled to find words to explain why it was important for us to be there, and even though the words came out of my […]

 I am a freelance writer, ghost author, editor and content strategist. I am a mother to three extraordinarily ordinary kids, the daughter of a genuinely good man, and an aspiring yogi, creative non-fiction and memoir addict, wanna-be world traveler, and work in progress. This is my personal blog.
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