What a difference a year makes

26 Oct

What a difference a year makes

One year ago, I was getting ready for a Halloween party when I decided to take a pregnancy test. The Husband and I were actively trying to conceive, and though I didn’t really think I was pregnant yet, I wanted to be certain I wasn’t drinking for two. Then the word appeared. The word I […]

Confessions of an Outlander addict

1 Oct

Confessions of an Outlander addict

I will always remember this as the summer of big, life-changing things: I graduated with my Master of Fine Arts degree. I gave birth. And “Outlander” finally came to TV.   “Outlander” is a series of books by Diana Gabaldon, about World War II nurse who falls through a magical circle of stones, lands in […]

Writing Process Blog Tour 2014

17 Sep

Writing Process Blog Tour 2014

My friend Maggie Thach was kind enough to tag me in the Writing Process Blog Tour. You can check out her answers to these very same questions on Jim Ruland’s blog. Here we go: What are you working on? Well, I gave birth just two months ago. So there’s the writing I did before Everest […]

Baby’s cries explained

30 Aug

Baby’s cries explained

Crying is baby’s way of communicating. Baby’s eardrum-piercing, patience-testing way of communicating. Experts say that parents get to know their child’s sounds, eventually distinguishing a hunger wail from a boredom cry. After a full six weeks getting to know my new baby, I can assure you this is true. I am now fluent in newborn […]

By the numbers: The first two weeks

5 Aug

By the numbers: The first two weeks

I have a baby now, and he’s like Ohio weather. Unpredictable. Mercurial. Sometimes stormy, sometimes sunshiny, sometimes both at the same time. Also — and this is the most important part — he is different every day. Every. Damn. Day. Just look at what a difference two weeks makes!   He was such a little squishy bean […]