In This House We Love

In this house we do not criticize each other. We do not mock each other. We do not point fingers. We do not rehash the past. We do not hold a grudge. We do not ignore each other. We do not lie. We do not expect more of each other than we’re willing to give.… Read More…

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 (with video)

 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…