Category: What I’ve Read

Resource and Referral: Books that Motivate

I’m incredibly lucky to be surrounded by interesting, engaged, vibrant people. Every month I look forward to one particular meeting: the Resource and Referral Breakfast at Central Exchange. It’s hosted by one of my favorite people, Mona Raglow, and while the attendees sometimes change month to month and the spin is always a little different, […]

What I’ve Read Wednesday: Open Boxes: the gifts of living a full and connected life

When I write articles for local magazines, I intentionally wait to research until after I’ve talked with the subject or source I’ve been asked to interview. I’ve had a couple of interviewees question my approach; the assumption is that I’m not doing it right by not digging up details or at least familiarizing myself with […]

What I’ve Read Wednesday: Lose the Cape

Sigh. I’m the Veteran Mom now. I just finished reading “Lose the Cape: Realities from Busy Modern Moms and Strategies to Survive” by Alexa Bigwarfe and Kerry Rivera. It’s a quick, easy read, and it’s filled with anecdotes on motherhood and one common theme: no one can do it all, but if we figure out […]

Of Words and Reverence

Today I spent time with a friend who understands what I mean when I say I want to be a writer. She’s a writer. Not just a wordsmith or a grammarian. A writer. She’s all three, actually, this friend of mine. There’s soul in the arrangement of letters she puts on a page, grammatically correct […]

What I Read: My Other Ex

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure page for more details. I am a new fan of anthologies. I’ve not read many in the past, but since I’ll soon be published in one and since I know so many people who have published an anthology or have been published in an anthology, they’ve started to take up […]

What I’ve Read: Out of Office

One of my goals this year was to read more, and specifically to alternate fiction with non-fiction. In that spirit, I just finished Simon Salt’s Out of Office: How to Work from Home, Telecommute or Workshift Successfully.  Seems like it would all be ‘been there, done that’ info for me, since I’ve worked from my […]

What I’ve Read: Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone

I hesitate to start a ‘What I’ve Read’ category because I’m worried about setting expectations I can’t keep. If you could see my bookshelf, you’d know that it’s heavy on the ‘to-read’ books and embarrassingly light in the ‘have read’ category. Then again, the optimist in me wonders if starting this category will nudge me […]


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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