• 2013 Taught Me Much

    Dear Readers, What is the best part of life? The ability to learn, day by day, about people, places and things. Our minds are incredible, and allow us to be lifelong learners. That is what we strive to teach our students at Stevenson University — that the element of curiosity should always stay with you, and that you should remain intrigued and interested in the world around you. We all learn things every day, from the smallest of things to grand-scheme lessons on life. As such, here are five things I took away from 2013. Some are good, some not so good, but in each case, they helped me grow…

  • Happy Wife, Happy Life

    In roughly three weeks, my husband and I will own a new home. I will miss the home we’ve made together. Our kids came home from the hospital in this abode, and we have lovingly made this property reflect who we are. We have carefully selected the décor that makes our house feel like our home. I’ll miss my upstairs office that’s very feminine and where I spent countless hours earning my MFA degree and writing “Beneath the Mimosa Tree.” Our new home has a very nice office on the main level, so, fingers crossed, that’s where “Baseball Girl” will find its way to completion. But it will need one…

  • Armed With Ideas: Thoughts on Moving

    We’re moving. Some of you who know me and live near me know this already. Some blog readers may not. After four years of looking and debating, we’ve decided to take the plunge and head back to my roots in Severna Park. I couldn’t be more delighted. We tend to want to recreate for our own children the fond memories we have of our own upbringing—days spent on the Magothy River, hanging at the Ulmstead pool and beach, playing in the back yard, and smacking balls around for hours on the tennis courts. I had it good, as did my husband, and we can only do what we think is…

  • I’ve Had A Lot On My Mind

    Lately, writing has been way, way down on the TO DO LIST. I’ve been far too busy and absorbed in other things to make time to write a blog post. While it may seem to many that writing a blog post takes as much effort as flushing a toilet, on the contrary, it takes thought, patience, and the ability to carve out the time for it. The truth is, I’ve had a lot on my mind, and it hasn’t been “when will I write my next blog post?” My family and I are moving, and our house has been on the market since Friday morning. There’s been a lot of…