― I had a wonderful day today that began with breakfast in bed. Instead of eating alone, my baby decided to join me, too. Perfect start to a wonderful day. ∙ Being a mother is such a part of who I am as a person and a writer. Everything I've learned from being a daughter and a mother is in my characters, my stories, and part of this blog. ∙ When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her [...].