#NaBloPoMo: Time for a Review

Time for a Review: NaBloPoMo 2016

When I did #NaBloPoMo last year, it was my first time, and I did it in part to see if I could (and would) write every single day. It was a great challenge, and similar to this year, I jumped in with both feet. I prepped WordPress with blanks, figured out where to go for Read More

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I'm Lucky: My Friends are Inspirational Women Authors

I’m Lucky: My Friends are Inspirational Women Authors

I bought a new notebook today. I’m usually very comfortable typing when I write, but I got a nostalgic yearning to put pen to paper. I don’t know if it’s just a summer mood – but I really needed to feel the nib of my pen digging into a virgin sheet of paper. It’s quite Read More

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A Writer's Life: I'm Coming Into My Own

A Writer’s Life: I’m Coming Into My Own

I have spent my entire life feeling like the third wheel. It started around age two, when I was diagnosed with an astigmatism, and given coke bottle glasses to see. I already had eyes that were disproportionately large – and the coke bottles only served to make me stand out even more. I had trouble Read More

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Two Years at Live By Surprise

Two Years at Live By Surprise

It passed without any fanfare – this past week marks two years blogging at Live By Surprise. This journey feels in some ways like it’s been going for a long time – and in some ways like it’s only just begun. I was at home with Bae on an extended maternity leave.  He was just Read More

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The Tools to Get You Through Co-Parenting After Divorce 1

The Tools to Get You Through Co-Parenting After Divorce

Since your divorce have you felt like you’re completely helpless and don’t know what to do?  Checking out Divorce Blogs is a great start.  But there are other tools…psychologists, divorce attorneys, mediators.  And you don’t have to splash out for all of them – some of them have written some fantastic books!  One thing I Read More

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