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I Just Want to be a Wife and Mom

The words flew out of my mouth in between pneumonia-induced coughs. “I’m tired of trying to do everything perfectly. Writing. Speaking. Volunteering. I just want to be a wife and mom.” Wait, did I really commit myself to something here, something purely domestic and…simple? From childhood, I wanted to be lots of things. Writer. Actress. … Continue reading

What I Learned on My 40th Birthday

Happy New Year, friends! The holidays brought lots of celebrating in the Lipreading Mom house, including three birthday parties. One of those parties was mine. Now that I am a young 40 years old, I’ve been thinking about what I want to do with the rest of my life (and what I don’t). Can you … Continue reading

My Holiday Gift to You

I can’t thank you enough for your concern and prayers with the recent illnesses in my family. With the sickness now at bay, I am able to focus once again on book projects. A Christmas gift to you for being such a loyal reader of my blog is this: Through Dec. 20, get my book … Continue reading

How 9/11 Brought Me Back Home

Lipreading Mom’s confession: I didn’t think I could ever be a stay-at-home mom. The office environment suited me well. I was working for a not-for-profit and writing for its magazine. There were weekly planning meetings, phone interviews and research projects to occupy five days a week. In fact, I knew very few women who didn’t … Continue reading