To Everyone Currently Stuck At Home:

I know it sucks. I remember when my I was a stay at home mom to two kids under two, and I honestly thought I would lose my mind every day. I was lonely, trapped at home watching crappy kids’ shows like Caillou and the Wiggles. Meals and changing diapers were more reliable in marking the hours than a clock ever could be.

Now my kids are tweens, and the while I’m no longer changing diapers or watching Caillou (Thank you, God!), the problems I now face have grown with my children. Are they keeping up in schoolwork? (I have one kid who’s now more advanced in math than I am, so I just have to take his word for it. This is never a good idea, by the way.) Are they staying safe while online? As a parent, you worry. You want to hover, to nag, to micromanage, but in the end, you can only do so much.

So what is my prescription for these trying times?

Laughter. Lots and lots of laughter.

This month I’m giving away a novel, a rom com mystery. This novel got me my first agent, though it never got past submission as many novels do. No strings attached, just leave your email address in the comments section, and I’ll send it right over.

For those who prefer darker humor, I give you this (which has some light profanity; I apologize), and this, and this. Yes, I used to write a blog while I was in the thick of parenting toddlers. Most of it is funny. All of it is real.

And for those who enjoy torturing themselves, here you go

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