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June 2018

June Naptime Reads

So, I read (and nap and work and clean and cook) while my kids are sleeping. It’s really the only time I have, and I devour books any chance I get, so those are the moments I claim. Some prioritize showering or seeing the sun everyday — I stay in my cave of an apartment in a ratty Hogwarts t-shirt and read. To each her own. At the end of

Thursday Things

Hello to my adoring fans! I knew you’d come! Okay, or just anyone who stumbles on my site. That’s probably the more likely scenario. Either way, you’re all welcome! I’m just here, munching on another huge chunk of butter-heavy banana bread — it does not last long in our house — and contemplating the mysteries of life. Not really. More like compiling my list of awesome things from this past

Talking Shop: Jill Hammer

New series alert! Today, I begin a recurring interview series featuring kick-butt creatives and otherwise awe-inspiring people. This week: one of my BFFs, Jill Hammer. Not only does she have an awesome job, but she’s been my go-to for cooking, game, and Park-ands-Rec-binge nights since I met her a few years ago. I love her! You will, too. Heeeeeeeere’s Jill: Describe your job in one sentence. I am and administrator

Thursday Things

Hey, y’all! Happy first (official) day of summer. I mean, it’s felt like summer in Austin since OH, MARCH (!!!) but whatever. I guess the furnace-of-Hades-level temperatures are justified now that it’s actually summer. (I promise I wasn’t a theater major. Just naturally dramatic.) Anyway, this week has been both eventful and awesome. (I mean, not in terms of current events…but I’ll leave that conversation for the comment section of

My Top Ten Tips for Writers

I’ve been writing since…well, since I could write. Since I was a filling composition books (plastered with stickers and magazines collages, no less) with entries on my elementary school crushes, best friends, and love for Harry Potter. I cringe reading them now, but truly, they were the foundation of my love for storytelling and the written word. I’ve never stopped writing. Now, while my writing consists of e-published tech articles

Thursday Things

Well, if this hasn’t been the longest week of my life. And today, one of my twins bit the other twin — HARD — and it was a toliet-cleaning day, so you could say things are going swimmingly today. Currently, T has his hand lodged in a box of PB Crunch and N is drinking water and gargling it loudly. Ahhh, the beauty of twin life. Always noises. Always messes.

One of Those Get-to-Know-You Things

Thought I’d share: me and the family in our great state of Texas. (And standing in the sight of our future home!) I’ve decided to give myself a little Q&A. Partly, so you can learn a little more about me. Two, so we can be BFFs, obvi. These questions are a haphazard mix I found from scouring the interwebs. Brace yourself. (And if you don’t mind, share a fun fact

Thursday Things.

Hey, y’all. It’s that final, sometimes-agonizing last stretch to the weekend. Let’s cheer each other to the finish line, mmkay? Right now, I’m watching my twins tear up the living room, ripping up Uno cards, repeatedly pressing the countdown timer on the Catchphrase, and sticking plastic spoons into Dad’s stationary bike spokes. I’m ignoring the chaos — for my sanity. As long as they’re alive, right? I’m kidding. They’re fine.


“You make me want to Garfunkel.” Boy, oh boy. This month’s JAMZ (yep, with a ‘z’) are gooooood. My heart-eyed musician crush Ben Rector is releasing an album this month, so I’m featuring a few of his new singles, complete with my ultimate monthly jam, “Duo,” which, like all good songs do, features Friends and Full House┬áreferences, a Queen B shoutout, and perfect summer gotta-sing-along-ness. Throw in a little M


Hi there! This is my little piece of internet property where we’ll talk writing, life, and of course, what we’re bingeing on Netflix. You know, the essential stuff. I check the mid-to-late twenties box, but still feel seventeen inside. Wasn’t I in high school yesterday? My day job(s) include writing articles for kick-butt companies and organizations, drafting dream novels, and wrangling toddler twins. My hobbies (for the free time I