books · Twins · Writing

Launch Day!

Almost three years ago, shortly after I started writing again, I received my first rejection. It was also my first submission, so I was clearly starting out with a bang. I didn’t fret too much. I was submitting for a spot in a book, after all. And I hadn’t published anything other than a couple… Continue reading Launch Day!


Guest Posts · Higher Education · Parenting

Surviving Freshman Orientation: Guest Post on Grown and Flown

After 10 years of working in higher education, I am used to the series of questions I get every summer: “Do you have the summer off?” “No.” “Oh really? Because my cousin is a professor and he doesn’t work in the summer.” “Right, well, faculty members sometimes take it off, but staff members don’t have… Continue reading Surviving Freshman Orientation: Guest Post on Grown and Flown

Current Events · News · Parenting

Dallas Strong

A popular hashtag in the wake of tragedy is “#WeAre[insert name of person/location].” Maybe it’s slacktivism, but I’ve always appreciated them. They convey unity, solidarity, and the acknowledgement that while this particular event happened there, it can just as easily happen here. I think those are important messages to send to suffering families and communities.… Continue reading Dallas Strong