Is the Foster Care System Perfect?

Sarabeth and I were extremely lucky with our daughter when she was our foster daughter. (The picture is her at the zoo a few months ago.) Other than the tedious waiting, everything went smoothly from the day we brought her home from the hospital to the day we brought her to the courthouse to signContinue reading “Is the Foster Care System Perfect?”

Review A YA Novel: “These Great Affects”

“You know when you’re fifteen, you’re at that awkward stage where your parents still think you’re a kid and it seems like they’re prohibiting you from crossing over into adulthood? That was a terrible age. And it was an even worse age for me than others because that was the year I killed my first love.Continue reading “Review A YA Novel: “These Great Affects””


Do you want your name (and/or blog) published in a book? A chance for a video of you to be posted for thousands to see? Bragging rights to be the first to read possibly the next big teen book to hit Kindles all over campus? Here’s the rub. In several weeks I’ll be completing my newContinue reading “ATTENTION ALL TEENS AND TEACHERS!”

The Best Remedy For Stress In a Marriage

With Sarabeth being a stay-at-home mom with two incommunicative toddlers and two dogs, and me working on several books and trying to survive a job that isn’t considered my favorite place to work, it was time for a vacation. The heat was getting high in our house (and not in a good way). I madeContinue reading “The Best Remedy For Stress In a Marriage”

Adoption Update

Good news. Extraordinary news. Incredible, exciting, jubilant, fantastic, exquisite news! We had out first adoption social worker visit last week. Not a foster care social worker, but an ADOPTION worker. We have now officially begun the process of adopting Baby A.!! (The real name of which we’ll reveal at the time of adoption.) At seventeenContinue reading “Adoption Update”