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Friday, March 14, 2008


A Cup of Comfort for Single Moms, edited by Colleen Sell and published by Adams Media, has been released and is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other fine book stores. I was very fortunate to get invited to contribute to this wonderful look at the women who do it all. Here is a small excerpt...book signings are coming up in the Oregon area and I will annouce those separately.

"To this day, I couldn’t tell you what woke me that Sunday morning. Despite claims to the contrary in studies and countless books on child development, the thing that frightens parents most—more than midnight calls from the hospital, swan dives from the roofs of pickup trucks, or locked bathroom doors—is the sound of absolute silence wherever one or more children are near but out of sight. I knew instantly something was terribly wrong as my parental extra-sense went into overdrive.

“Boys?” I called tentatively, my heart racing and the silence making my ears ache. It’s amazing how quickly adrenaline can get you going in the morning; coffee is a weak second-rater, if you ask me.

I got out of bed, grabbed my robe, stubbed my foot on the nightstand just for laughs, and then knocked over the double-crossing baby monitor. That’ll teach ya!"