Where Do I Start? (Spoiler: Start Here)

If you’re new to me and my writing, here’s a handy-dandy primer on where to start.

Read This First

While I’d love to point you at a mountain of books I’ve written and say, “Start here. This is the first step in a series of grand adventures that will keep your backside utterly glued to the chair – probably even to the point where it’s unsafe,” I don’t yet have a pile of books to give you. I’m so working on them. And that’s ok. Part of this website will chronicle my own adventures as a writer.

So start here – and see what’s available (and piques your interest) in my online library. It’s still small, but it’ll grow fast.

You see, I’ve been “just a blogger” for almost a decade. And while my first hundred thousand words took seemingly forever to write, they came faster and faster as my skill improved. And that’s exactly what will happen here, too. So stay tuned – it’s going to be a wild ride.

Choose Your Own Adventure from the Blog Archives

This website originally started as a blog – and I blogged here about all of the things. Going forward, this website is going to be for my writing – and whatever else that’s related to my writing and books.

Don’t worry – I’ll most likely keep my bloggy stuff here. It is, after all, an important part of my journey as a writer. There are some topics that will be covered in more detail (and better formatting) on one of my other sites. I’ll tell you which those are, though, so you’re all good.

Health – All things health-related for you, your family, and those you love. Health isn’t just your vital signs, though… it can mean anything that affects your physical, spiritual, emotional, or psychological well being. These health tips, tricks, hacks, stories, news updates, and more are written especially for parents and families. And they are written by a registered nurse (BSN 2007, Brigham Young University) with plenty of experience in the Emergency Department – both pediatric and general.

Home and Garden – When it comes to your Home and Garden, you’ve probably got something specific in mind. Start here for these tips, tricks, tutorials, and hacks will help inspire you to get your home and garden into tip-top shape – just the way you want it – whether you’re a DIY pro or a beginner.

Want more info about home and garden? Great. Head on over to my other site, BackyardHomesteadHQ.com.

Parenting – Parenting is equal parts amazing, exhausting, and everything in-between. It’s all the feels and emotions. These parenting tips, tricks, articles, and more will resonate with you. But more importantly, they’ll remind you that you aren’t alone, that you’ve got this, and you’ve got the support you need to succeed at raising some darn good kids.

Sleep Training and Sleep Regression – Got a kiddo who won’t sleep? I feel you. None of our kids took to sleeping like a baby. And we’ve had four, so I thought for sure at least one of them would. Nope. You can hear our sleep story here.

These two topics have been so popular that I’ve actually built whole websites about them – SleepTrainingKids.com and SleepRegression.com (now part of SleepTrainingKids.com). These websites contain a lot more information – and still have the “fun” anecdotes from when I was sleep deprived.

Preparedness – Preparedness isn’t just for scouts! It’s for anyone that wants to give themselves an extra ounce of protection against the unknown. And these preparedness ideas, tips, tricks, advice, and practical articles will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be ready. In fact, they’ll have you ready and raring to go for anything life could throw your way. Even zombies.

Writing – What is it about writing that’s so appealing? Well, it’s equal parts therapeutic, entertainment, and a great way to communicate. Especially when your mouth is full of chocolate. I write about all things blogging in addition to my own stories. Yes… I write fiction.

I also share Recipes. I don’t share them often, because I’d rather eat food than write about it. So when I do write about food, it’s because they relate to one of the themes above. For example, they’re either family recipes that I’m sharing with my cousins. Or they’re recipes that are important to our family’s preparedness. Other recipes are ones that make parenting easier (translation: my picky eaters liked it, so I knew I had to share). Or they’re healthy recipes that I love and use. That or I’m just sharing a recipe because I think y’all will like it. So if you like good food, make sure you start here!

I’ll also share humorous and inspirational stories because we all need pick-me-ups. Again, they’ll tie into the themes above. But just in case you want a quick way to make your day better, here are the details on each of those.

  • Humor – Humor really is the best medicine! These articles will tickle your funny bone, give you a humorous perspective on any and everything, and are 100% family-friendly. Because you should be able to have a good laugh – and share it with your family, too.
  • Inspiration – Inspirational and uplifting stories, news, tales, and truths to make your day shine a little brighter. You may even find yourself smiling bigger, crying more, or getting excited to pay it forward.

Did you get it? Awesome. Oh – and be sure to subscribe to my email newsletter. That’s where the real fun is.

Now, if you don’t have a particular topic you’re hankering to read, head on back to the home page and read the latest posts. That or if you have some questions, feel free to contact me.