On a Personal Note

My Writing Space

A listserv question prompted me to talk about my writing space today. I have plenty of possible “offices” in my house, but I’ve always been a kitchen table kind of girl. I remember doing high school geometry across my family’s kitchen table from my “Nonna” who lived with us. She would ask me, in Italian…. Read more »

TOO PICKLEY! Release and a Favor to Ask

Next week on 7/6/2010 TOO PICKLEY! hits bookstore shelves. If you’ve been following my blog, you already know that on release day I’ll be at Musana Children’s Home in Iganga, Uganda, mending mosquito nets, tutoring, playing, singing, dancing, reading and helping the kids there tell stories. While I plan to hold a TOO PICKLEY! ONLINE… Read more »

Sorry the Romp’s Been Resting

Well, actually not resting, just blog darn quiet. Had a college grad and now I have a couple of kids home that I don’t get to see so much. When they leave, in a few days, I’ll be revving up the Romp again. You can’t count on it.

Happy Birthday, Molly!!

I can’t believe my baby is 17 today. This one’s for you Miss Molly. Life With a Party Girl By Jean Reidy (originally published in FamilyFun August 2003) “Mom, if I have the ‘Winter Beach Bash’ birthday party, can my friends still sleep over?” Molly, my nine-year-old, asks. “Huh?” I’m studying the pantry shelves hoping… Read more »