Confessions of a Single Mom

Do you know how you feel about single mothers? Or are you one? Have you heard these before?: She is lazy, her kids are out of control, she's selfish and ignores her kids, she's a slut. I've heard every single one. Said right to me by family, strangers, neighbors, and some not so awesome friends. … Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mom

The Empowerment of Simon, Jon, and Dave

Photos courtesy of:,, Dave Ramsey often states that the average millionaire reads at least one non-fiction book a month. I found this an interesting tip and often try to emulate what I find worth emulating. Reading one non-fiction a month would grow me, prepare me, and educate me better than all the … Continue reading The Empowerment of Simon, Jon, and Dave

The Importance of Being Brave

Copyright “It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My … Continue reading The Importance of Being Brave

Why is Character Description So Awkward?

“She drinks pints of coffee and writes little observations and ideas for stories with her best fountain pen on the linen-white pages of expensive notebooks. Sometimes, when it's going badly, she wonders if what she believes to be a love of the written word is really just a fetish for stationery.” ― David Nicholls, One Day Often … Continue reading Why is Character Description So Awkward?