Once I quit thinking of it as “I have to get up and lose so much sleep”, things were much more bearable.
On Being “Mom”
Being “Mom” is absolutely magical.
Writing as a Mom
I have been writing since high school, improving gradually as time went on. I have had to adapt several times as my circumstances changed. Now, I'm on the brink of an especially big change: motherhood.
Dressing Modestly During Pregnancy
When trying to find maternity clothes, I hit a strange roadblock in the form of modesty. Nearly everything was skin-tight and usually short or extremely low-cut, if not all three.
Pregnancy After Miscarriage
Pregnancy after miscarriage is a strange thing. It's bittersweet, but you have to hold onto any sweetness you can, since sometimes there's no getting rid of the bitter part.
Don’t Punish Yourself For Creating
Don't punish yourself for creating. Now that sounds a little too obvious right? But it isn't.
Be Your Spouse’s Biggest Fan
Okay, okay, I know the title sounds cliche, but I mean it. Max and I just passed the two year anniversary of first speaking to each other on CatholicMatch, so the dynamics of marriage were on my mind. One of the best pieces of relationship advice I'd heard was the above. I was already doing …
Engagement and Wedding Ring Advice
Since a lot of engagements and such often take place around Valentine's Day, I thought this would be a good time to talk about my experience with my engagement/wedding ring.
Life after 6 Months of Marriage
I heard so many people say that we were going to have a hard time in the first year. So many people said I didn't know what I was getting into, getting married so quickly. I was frequently told I didn't have a real relationship with my then-fiancé if we hadn't had a screaming fight. We were told we were too young, too hasty, even foolish.
Can You Revive Your Old, Unfinished Novels?
Have you ever had that one story that you could never seem to write properly, but you keep making attempts every few years to reboot it as your skills as a writer increase?