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Melissa Long
Mom, writer, infertile, etc.
Mom, writer, infertile, etc.

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Big Changes
Wow it's been like two months since I've posted. In my defense, my life has been CRAZY! In the last two months: We moved! It actually happened! We sold our house and bought a new one and everyone made it to the new place in one piece!  Moving is terrible! I...

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10th Blogoversary!!!
10 years!  I have been writing (on and off, but I had posts every year) here for 10 years! Granted, I have very few readers, but still, I have to give myself points for longevity. Maybe I just like to hear myself talk?  LOL anyway, I'm still here and man, a...

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Work in Process
It's starting to feel more real! After signing our contract to publish our book with Black Rose Writing, we started researching professional editors. Black Rose does some editing, but very minor, and the recommend you consider this. We decided it was worth ...

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Belated Eight
Bad Mommy!  I missed doing Tyler's birthday post!  In my defense, it has been BANANAS lately. Work is busy, we've got the house listed and we're house shopping, etc etc, etc. Anyway, I missed it. My baby boy turned 8 on January 28th and I have to mark the o...

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I'm going to be an author...for real, this time.
We got a contract on the book!  On Tuesday (Valentine's Day), I got an email from Black Rose Writes, a publisher based in Texas.  They were offering us a contract to publish our novel!  I saw the email on my phone--I was at work at the time.  As a matter of...

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Dear Gabriel
Dear Gabriel, Today I should be holding you in my arms. Well, logically I know you'd have been born before today. Since your brother Tyler was an almost failed induction (and a three month recovery from the "success") and your brother AJ was born via C-Sect...

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Ready for 2017!
After my last post the whole house got sick!  BOO! But we got everything done and the kids had an amazing Christmas. It was quiet and simple and great.   Obviously 2016 was not all I'd hoped it would be. On the bright side, I'd like to think I'm stronger fo...

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All about Christmas!
I'm so predictable. I nearly vanish in November and December every year. I suppose it's a busy time for everyone. My job is EXTREMELY busy around this time of year, and this year is, if anything, more so! I'll be covering for the maternity leave for a cowor...

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It's fall...right?
It sure doesn't feel like November!!  It's been in the 70's here lately!  The kids enjoyed trick or treating without the usual worries about layering under their costumes!  In fact, I wore a light jacket and wound up SWEATING! Ready to go! Check out their t...

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Forcefully Four
October 12th is here again already! My not-so-little AJ-Bug is four years old today!  I can't believe it! He is going to wake up from his nap any minute, so we're going with bullets here!  Here's what AJ is like at FOUR! He's my rough-and-tumble boy!  He's ...
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