When You’re a Writer Who Can’t Write


I haven’t written here since before Christmas. This is the longest amount of time I’ve gone without blogging.

I don’t really want to quit. Not at all.

But the words won’t come.

I have writer’s block. It has happened to me before but never this pronounced.

I sit at my computer at night, a hot cup of tea steaming by my side and . . . nothing. Just a cursor blinking at me.

I’ve got contracts and campaigns and deadlines and the ideas still come to me at 2:00 a.m. when the wind blows and wakes me up. So it has always been. But I just can’t get it out.


Hey, you.

I know marriage is not all roses and fireworks. In this rat race we call life it is really, really difficult to remember to stop and say – Hey, you. Yes, you <– I love you!

But sometimes, just maybe, the one you love will show up when you really, really need them to.

This simple text from my husband came out of nowhere. But, oh man, did it remind me how much I am adored and loved.

And we all need that – to know that we’re loved for all the little things that make us – us.


What Children’s Mercy Means to Us


By the time Brigham was six-months-old, we had already been to Children’s Mercy urgent care/emergency room so many times we’d lost count. We didn’t understand why our baby was so sick all the time. We were frustrated, exhausted and didn’t know what to do.

Severe double ear infections from the time he was one-month-old. Scary vomiting episodes, respiratory illnesses that included bronchitis and pneumonia, which required nightly breathing treatments. We were told he probably had reactive airway disease. This, because they don’t diagnosis it as asthma until children are older.


Happy List


This week on the happy list . . .

  1. 16 Things You Need to Say Goodbye to in 2016: If you read anything this week – let it be this! So good and I relate to so many of them!
  2. Peanut Butter Pie: I mean, does it need an explanation? I am sooo making this!
  3. Why is My Daughter Aggressive at Home and an Angel Everywhere Else?: Another great article that I relate to very much.
  4. The Compassionate Replacement of Painful Thoughts: If you have negative thoughts about your past you need to read this!
  5. Crossmill Bookshelves: I could not be more excited about this! Four of these beautiful bookshelves are on their way to me! It’s my Christmas present to myself from all the blog work I’ve done :) We are turning our formal dining into our study/office and this will help so much with storage and to “beautify” the space!


Family Game Night Tradition


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spin Master Games. All opinions are 100% mine.

We love spending time together as a family. But sometimes the week goes by so quickly that you forget to really BE with each other. Look each other in the eye. Laugh together!

I don’t mean just a few minutes over dinner. I mean real, quality time that helps create memories for our children.

Family game night is the perfect solution for that! It’s a time for just our boys and Naaman and I to sit down together and spend an hour playing and laughing!