Hi all! I'm writing with a small housekeeping note today. I've made some long-overdue updates to my website, and I've added a new newsletter sign-up. I've been meaning to add this feature forever, it seems. It gives us a more direct connection to each other; you can just hit reply to my emails and reach… Continue reading Updates & News
As a new writer, I made a lot of mistakes, and I was so grateful to anyone who shared their bits of wisdom and experience with me. Now, as an editor, I jot down my own scraps of advice, too. For over a year, I kept a Word document on my computer and would pop… Continue reading Medium: 18 Things Your Editor Wants You to Know
Boys will be boys? No. There's a better way. Raising a Good Man Starts Now Published on Medium, September 27, 2018
Hi Readers, it's Sharon here. Thanks so much for subscribing to my website and following along with my writing. What's writing if it's not read? Not much more than a diary, I suppose. So I'm very grateful for you, readers! But it's quiet here on this website, because I don't usually get to hear from… Continue reading Hello Readers!
I get the ridiculous odds. Here's why I'm in anyway. I'm Not Going To Win Powerball. I'm Playing Anyway. Published on Medium, January 13, 2016.
I'm so tired of the complaints about trick-or-treaters who don't follow the "rules." This Halloween, Say Yes Published on Medium on October 26, 2015
Every one of my childhood years, my Aunt Pat sent us a paper Advent calendar, the kind where you open a little door for each day of December. This was a huge thrill for the five of us kids, even though we had to wait five days for our turn to open a tiny picture… Continue reading I Ditched the Homemade Advent Calendar
I was the one driving as we approached the Canadian border. “Scott,” I sheepishly asked my husband, “can you just look at my phone and see if I have any new emails?” We were about to go unplugged for the weekend. Not for any noble life-cleansing reasons, but simply because we had to, unless we… Continue reading Weekend, Unplugged
I hesitate to say it’s been a rough summer. Everybody is healthy, we had some great adventures and, as I can’t help but be daily reminded by Facebook gratitude challenges, we have so much to be thankful for. But in our house everybody just seems a bit more settled when school time rolls around. This… Continue reading The Season of Normal
School isn’t quite done yet, but the temperature topped out over 80 on this sunny June afternoon, and with this past winter still too fresh in our memory, eighty degrees is enough to prompt us to gather everything up and make our first trip of the summer to our town’s pool. It’s that odd little… Continue reading Thoughts: The Last Days at the Baby Pool