Finding my Groove on Instagram

The Lily Cafe has been on Instagram since June. It's now October and I've finally figured out what to do with it. Before July, my husband and I were working on branding this blog with the eventual goal to try to monetize. That meant getting the blog on all major social media sites: Instagram, Twitter, … Continue reading Finding my Groove on Instagram

Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 26

Recap: Corey’s parents had an argument about her and were found dead the next morning. Corey then meets Detective Skylar Adams. She is later adopted by Helen and Andy. Two years later, Corey is in school and meets a friend, Terese, and the class bully, Sandra. One day, two students are found dead and Corey meets … Continue reading Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 26

Smile: My Miscarriage Story (Repost)

As October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, I am reposting my miscarriage story, which was originally posted on March 26, 2018. My son was born 4 years ago, before “rainbow baby” was a commonly used term. I certainly hadn’t heard of it until he was 1. Even though he is a rainbow … Continue reading Smile: My Miscarriage Story (Repost)

To My Kids, As You Grow Up in the Wake of the Metoo Movement

I'm not a boy mom or a girl mom. I'm just a mom. I have a boy and a girl and just see children. I see children who are growing up in a rapidly changing world, a world where it's not always safe to be male or female. I spend a lot of time worrying … Continue reading To My Kids, As You Grow Up in the Wake of the Metoo Movement

Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 25

Recap: Corey’s parents had an argument about her and were found dead the next morning. Corey then meets Detective Skylar Adams. She is later adopted by Helen and Andy. Two years later, Corey is in school and meets a friend, Terese, and the class bully, Sandra. One day, two students are found dead and Corey meets … Continue reading Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 25

Happy Birthday, Furbaby!

It's Monday, which means it's time for another motherhood related post. But it's also October, which means my furbaby is a year older. I don't post about her often, but this furbaby is a sometimes affectionate, sometimes feisty, mostly skittish cat named Xena (yes, after the warrior princess, except we call her warrior kitty). When … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Furbaby!

Book Review: Ten Thousand Thunders by Brian Trent

Genre: Science Fiction Gethin Bryce was killed in a mysterious space shuttle explosion en route from Mars to the moon. Thanks to scientific advancements in the far future, he is brought back to life and returns to his position as an investigator of anomalies with the InterPlanetary Council. During his investigation, he links up with … Continue reading Book Review: Ten Thousand Thunders by Brian Trent