Category Archives: Raisin’ Kids

Why “Child” is gender fluid (in Tooth Fairy, You Have Some Explaining To Do)

Why did I make the character in my new children’s book gender fluid? I can probably answer this in five words; it’s what my heart wanted. But I’ll give you the longer version instead, for fun. When I began writing Tooth Fairy, You have Some Explaining To Do, I gave a lot of thought to… Read More…

Twas the Night Before the Tooth Fairy

 Twas the night before the Tooth Fairy And all through the house All the creatures were stirring Yes, even the mouse. The children were jumping up and down on their beds, While visions of fairy dust danced in their heads. “Please settle down,” Mommy said with a yawn. “The tooth fairy will come, but not… Read More…

How To Prevent A No-Show Tooth Fairy

I have a confession to make; the Tooth Fairy did not always come to our house when she was supposed to. And since I’m coming clean on this, I must admit there were times when she didn’t come for two nights in a row! Ugh. Blame it on exhaustion, forgetfulness or the economy, when the… Read More…

The Empty Nest

567,648,000. This is how many seconds of your life you spent taking care of your kids before they were legally considered adults. In every one of these seconds they were either in your arms, in your view or in your thoughts. Sometimes you wished you had more time for yourself, but you never really wished… Read More…

Face It and Fear Less

Who likes scary movies? I haven’t watched one in years. I absolutely hate to be afraid. The other day a preview came on TV for an upcoming horror flick. You know the kind—the one that includes a face mask and some ominously silent guy wielding a knife over some girl’s head. Normally I’d turn that… Read More…