Tagged with " Family fun"
The True Story of Maggie Mae: My New Picture Book
By     |    Sep 9, 2014
Posted in: Books, Family, Grandparents, Humor, News & Events, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    3 Comments

The True Story of Maggie Mae: My New Picture Book

I’m thrilled with my debut picture book, Maggie Mae, Detective Extraordinaire: The Case of the Missing Cookies, out at the end of August; and it’s just, well, as cute as a bug in a rug! Really!  (Although a bug in  a rug is not that cute, is it?) Jack Foster did an amazing job with the illustrations, and the cover design by my publisher Guardian Angel Publishing just pops out […]

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Speaking Up is Hard To Do?
By     |    Jun 17, 2014
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    5 Comments

Speaking Up is Hard To Do?

I know that speaking up is hard to do. I think it’s only in recent years when I have actually found my voice and started speaking up more–especially when anything happens around my three-year-old daughter. Take this for instant. The other day, I took her and my stepson (13) to this cool park in the picture. We were having a pretty good time, which can sometimes be hard with a […]

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My Experience with World Religion: Christianity
By     |    Jan 1, 2014
Posted in: Paranormal, Spirit Lady     |    6 Comments

My Experience with World Religion: Christianity

SPOILER ALERT: Do NOT allow children to read this! Major Spoiler Alert! (Probably THE spoiler alert of all spoiler alerts). ———————— With the Christmas season all wrapped up and put away for the next 12 months, I decided to reflect on my experience as a mother to a six-year-old. People, I’ve never had to lie so much in my life. My little man, X, is asking questions these days. LOTS […]

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Why I Want My Mom on The Other Team
By     |    Dec 17, 2013
Posted in: Family, Humor, Sandwich Lady     |    4 Comments

Why I Want My Mom on The Other Team

The following is an essay I wrote about my mom, before I had my daughter (now 3) and before my mom’s infamous knee surgery, which I’ve written about numerous times on here (see the Sandwich Lady posts). This essay involves activities on the holidays, so I wanted to share it with you this season! Happy holidays! My mom is one of the best teachers. The lessons she taught me about […]

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Why You Should Always Check Your Hotel Room
By     |    Oct 15, 2013
Posted in: Grandparents, Humor, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Travel, Writing     |    9 Comments

Why You Should Always Check Your Hotel Room

This past weekend, my retired parents, my almost 3-year-old daughter, and I drove to Eureka Springs, AR for the 2013 Ozark Creative Writers’ conference. I was speaking there, and my husband had to work all weekend (still for no pay–government shutdown), and so I needed to bring KB with me. My parents came along as the babysitters. We had adventures, of course–if you’ve been reading these Tuesday Sandwich Generation posts […]

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My Experiences at The Myrtles Plantation
By     |    Oct 10, 2013
Posted in: Paranormal, Spirit Lady     |    10 Comments

My Experiences at The Myrtles Plantation

Now for my experiences at The Myrtles Plantation, America’s most haunted house. 2:00 PM–We checked into The William Winters Room and after, literally, dropping off our bags, we left our room to walk around the grounds. About twenty minutes later we came back and as we opened the door to our room, Mom and I were overwhelmed with the smell of gardenias. The smell had not been there before and […]

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The Most Haunted Home in the US: The Myrtles Plantation
By     |    Oct 3, 2013
Posted in: Paranormal, Spirit Lady, Uncategorized     |    17 Comments

The Most Haunted Home in the US: The Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation–Trip 1 In May 2008, my mom, Linda, and my two sisters took a trip to New Orleans. On their way home they decided to stay a night at the most haunted house in the US, The Myrtles Plantation. My sister, Celeste, was so scared that they left The Myrtles in the early hours of the morning to stay at a hotel down the road. Here are mom’s […]

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