It’s Break Time

The past few weeks have been rough between raising two toddlers, packing, moving, and unpacking. Three weeks to pack up four people and all the junk that comes with them (cough, toys) simply isn't enough time. At least, not when the older toddler is demanding playtime and the younger toddler screams to be held almost … Continue reading It’s Break Time


The Haunted Wordsmith Questions

I've been following The Haunted Wordsmith for awhile, but have always been too busy to take part in her prompts and challenges. But now that I'm on the verge of going on a brief hiatus and am exhausted from a month of packing and unpacking, I decided to do today's batch of questions. I also … Continue reading The Haunted Wordsmith Questions

Apologies and a Big Thank You

First of all, thank you so much to all the bloggers who have left lovely comments over the past couple of weeks! I really do appreciate them and can't thank you enough. Secondly, I most sincerely apologize for not responding. Your comments mean a great deal to me and I feel terrible about taking so … Continue reading Apologies and a Big Thank You

The Intersection of Toddler Mom, NaNoWriMo, and Moving is Exhaustion

I'm exhausted. I don't think I can hang on for 10 more days. Actually, I'm surprised I made it this far. Going into November, I knew it was going to be tough. We're moving at the end of the month and I had decided to do NaNo all while raising 2 toddlers. Even though I … Continue reading The Intersection of Toddler Mom, NaNoWriMo, and Moving is Exhaustion

Blog and Life Updates

Blog updates A month ago my plan was to spend November almost exclusively posting my NaNo story and then return to my regular 3 times a week schedule of mom, books, and writing posts in December until the holidays. Well, I'm going to do Allison proud and burn that plan. Why? Because she's a loud … Continue reading Blog and Life Updates

Gates to Asphodel Wrap-Up and NaNoWriMo 2018

I've spent months posting each chapter of Gates to Asphodel. Now that the last chapter has been posted, it feels strange to not have that one ready-made post, the one post each week I didn't have to put too much thought into. I have another story I don't intend on publishing that I do intend … Continue reading Gates to Asphodel Wrap-Up and NaNoWriMo 2018

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