Another Grand Sentence

One of my favorite things about being a mom is sharing good books with my kids. Right now, we’re re-reading A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner. Milne is a delightful writer, funny and lovely at the same time. He also writes some insanely long sentences,...

Dang Good Writing

Jack is reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe right now. He reads it to himself every night before lights-out, and he reads a couple pages to me each day so I know he’s reading the words correctly and understands what he’s reading. He is. He does....

Postpartum Fantasy #5

Our house is a little small. We have two babies, two kids, two adults, and two cats sharing an 800-square-foot house. Two bedrooms, one bathroom. I would dearly like to be able to move someplace a tad larger. Unfortunately, we bought that sofa-mobile, which we have to...

Postpartum Fantasy #4

Rachelle Gardner, my favorite agent blogger, somehow discovered my blog. She’s been secretly reading it since April and thinks it’s funny, witty, well-written, and all around brilliant. Even the posts I write in a sleep-deprived stupor she finds...

The Gift of Good Words

On Maundy Thursday—the day before we learned we were pregnant with twins—Doug and I went to the evening service at our church. Our pastor began his meditation by mentioning that the word Maundy comes from the Latin mandate. Though you pronounce it like it’s...

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