Charlie the Magnificent

On April 12, 2013, my dear friend and companion of ten years went to heaven. His name is Charlie. He is so awesome that even though he's gone, he will always be spoken of in present tense (that's an English teacher for you!). He's so amazing that he inspired my (yet unpublished) children's book series [...]

The B Word (Not What You Think)

It seems these days as if everyone has a very vocal opinion on the B word-- breastfeeding. Social media has exploded with images of women breastfeeding and multi-tasking (one image shows a mother breastfeeding twins simultaneously while also peeling potatoes). Since I tend to blush profusely when any anatomical terms are mentioned (I even avoid [...]