When things go south

Yesterday, Maura had a meltdown in public. This is not new to us. When you have all the feelings and not always a way to communicate them, meltdowns happen. Usually, if we can quickly remove her from the situation, she can calm down almost instantly. The trick, yesterday, was that removing her from the situation…

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Babyface

The other day, Maura and I went out. Originally, the plan was to just hit the drive-thru Starbuck’s (of which there are 327 in a five mile radius of my house, because Seattle.) But then she spotted “the mall” – aka our local shopping center. I thought “Well, maybe I can herd the girl to…

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…and then “Diversity in YA” caught my eye…

I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year again, as a kick in the posterior to finish my second draft of the book I wrote during a previous NaNo. Because I’m going to complete this thing. Going. To. I was procrastinating by perusing the forums there when I saw a thread about diversity in YA. Was anyone writing…

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