I'm also a single mom of a pre-schooler. You'll find that I often insert personal posts on this blog including topics like my own weight loss journey, cooking, "real food", homemaking, decorating, all things Pinterest, and all sorts of other domestically-oriented topics. And fashion. I have an unhealthy obsession with cocktail rings.
As of April 6, 2013, I'm also engaged!!! I'll marry my long-time friend and all-around great guy, David, in March 2014.
When it comes to books, I continually find myself in a position to advocate for freedom in blogging. There's a tendency for drama to pop up in the book blogging community about ARCs, the blogger/publisher relationship, and general issues of how we SHOULD blog. I say blog however you like. Read whatever you want, whenever you want. I am not a fan of the publishing industry's penchant for exerting influence upon bloggers. This seems to have improved to some degree with pitches becoming softer and more personal. I abandoned my review policy and the majority of blog tours and ARCs for a while. While I am accepting SOME of those now, I tend to go after the books I really want rather than accepting pitched books. I like reading without limits or deadlines. Case closed. So if a book -- even a review book -- doesn't work for me, I will post a negative review or no review at all. Free range reading!
I'm currently the Director of Public Relations for a Texas university. I'm also a professor of English (composition and literature) teaching online. I've been at home in higher education for 9 years and there's nowhere else I'd rather be!
...I'm REALLY hard to find online.