Friday, June 26, 2009

Bridget Down Under

Check out Bridget's blog for the Aussie's, where My Husband's Sweethearts has just been published.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Joshilyn Jackson is a GODDESS!

Here's her brilliant blog where she let me step in and answer a few delightful Q's and we're giving away a bunch of FREE signed copies of The Pretend Wife. Click here to see her amazing site, Faster Than Kudzu.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Beware of those Children who claim to LOVE Pyrex

Today, I walked through the kitchen where my 14-year-old daughter and some of her friends had gathered, and one of them said, "I love Pyrex."

Thought #1 -- I'm so lucky. I have a kid whose friends say things like "I love Pyrex," when I, as a kid, was plotting with friends on how to steal quarters out of their mom's pocketbook -- to get a fix for our Pacman addictions.

Thought #2 -- Kids today don't love Pyrex. No one really LOVES Pyrex. Pyrex is taken for granted.

Thought #3 -- Keep an eye on my pocketbook.

Monday, June 15, 2009

First Chapter of The Pretend Wife

I wasn't sure if anyone had posted the first chapter of The Pretend Wife online ... and, lo and behold, someone has.

I suggest you read it to the tune of 90s pop -- or a little WHY CAN'T I BE YOU -- accompanied by a big bowl of ice cream ... to strike the mood ever so right. Click here for the opening chapter.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Two Books to Buzz

Emily Franklin's new book Too Many Cooks has us cooking. Here's the link. The insanity? She has four kids and she COOKS for them, real food. In fact, I'd go so far to call it cuisine. And I'm proud of myself to get take-out and have Freezer-pops on hand.

Sheila Curran's new book Everyone She Loved -- it hinges on the unbreakable bonds between women. You will dig it.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Book Birfday!

At a birthday, one of my sons wished for a candle and then blew out the candle. Joy is all about expectations...

And today is the birthday for The Pretend Wife! (There was also a birthday where my daughter lost a tooth and put it on my cake plate, near the white icing. And, later, when she asked me where it was ... um, I had to say: I think I ate it.)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Meet the Rockers

Normal families take pictures in white button downs on beaches. This weekend we opted for a fake punk rock band cover album photo shoot -- lots of eyeliner and angsty angry expressions -- even the baby who's got plenty of angsty anger. He's mid-potty-training.

One day it may show up here: awkwardfamilyphotos.com. I'm not kidding. The sight is real and hilarious!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Big Boy Underpants Cake


Here's a pic of the Big Boy Underpants Cake that my 14 year old made for her little brother who's in the midst of potty training.

That poo-poo is not a real poo-poo. No. It's an artistically inspired, well-placed, slightly manhandled tootsie roll.