Holiday Gifts for Children with Special Needs

It’s that time of year again, and so I’ll share what I believe to be one of my most helpful posts. Happy¬†Holidays! This is a toughie. It can be downright hard, because there are so many emotions tied up with the holidays. We have expectations. Holidas are supposed to be a time where we express our love and gifts are … Read More

October Reads

I told you about my super special awesome bookclub (The Book Democracy Book Club) where we are given a bingo card and random reading prompts. You read the book and a mod gives it a look over before checking off your box. It gives me something to look forward to every month, and helps me prioritize my massive TBR (To … Read More

Miss Murder’s Easy Toasted Coconut

Did you know toasting coconut was so easy? It is SO EASY. I’d never done it because I assumed there it was difficult in some way. Not true! It also makes the kitchen smell divine. Let’s do this thing. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spread a thin layer of coconut flakes or shredded coconut on a baking pan. Toast … Read More

September 2020’s Reads

I told you about my super special awesome bookclub (The Book Democracy Book Club)where we are given a bingo card and random reading prompts. You read the book and a mod gives it a look over before checking off your box. It gives me something to look forward to every month, and helps me prioritize my massive TBR (To Be … Read More

Speaking of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein…

Rereading Mary Shelley’s¬†Frankenstein reminded me of this picture I painted a few years ago. It really was a lot of fun. Then I stuck Frank on top of a building, because why not? He was swinging from the spire all “Singing in the Rain” style. Only he looks a bit like Joaquin Phoenix here. I’m obviously a writer, not an … Read More

August 2020’s Reads

I told you about my super special awesome bookclub where we are given a bingo card and random reading prompts. You read the book and a mod gives it a look over before checking off your box. It gives me something to look forward to every month, and helps me prioritize my massive TBR (To Be Read) pile. My TBR … Read More

July’s Reads

Reading has saved my sanity this quarantine. I read so much for work that I seldom have time to read for pleasure. Or, rather, I seldom make time because I feel like I can’t justify it. It’s a luxury and a joy and isn’t life supposed to be about work, work, work, and pushing yourself beyond your limit? Don’t we … Read More

Christmas in July 2020

One of my favorite family traditions is Christmas in July. My parents did it for us when we were children, and now I do it for my kids. This year was extra sweet because my family had been in strict isolation for four months, and we drove up to see my parents, who had also been extremely isolated. Hugging my … Read More