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Author M.J. Pullen blogs with humor about her life as a writer and working mom raising two padawans with her own personal Mr. Darcy.

If you follow my blogs and social media, you already know the last year and a half has been pretty challenging. I’ve been struggling with chronic pain, work limitations, and some other run-of-the-mill crap. I’ve been busy and tired. But as I was talking with one of my author coaching clients the other day, I  […]

We rang in the new year with family and friends at our Roaring 20’s, Gatsby -themed party. With work and the kids and my recent surgeries, big parties have been a rarity at our house for the last few years. But when we had to postpone a family vacation we’d planned for the winter break,  […]

Ah, December… that festive and familial time of year when your company holiday party forces you to hire a sitter so you and your significant other can hang out after hours with the people you’re already forced to hang out with for a third of your life… Okay, fine: I’m not really that cynical. I  […]

Author’s Note: This post originally appeared on Instagram and my personal Facebook page. I’m adding it here in hopes it will reach more people over time. Thanks for reading, and for all the compassion I’ve received in response. You are all so loved and appreciated.  People say I look like her, but it’s so much deeper than that. I have the same tendency to sing  […]

Earlier this week, Hubs and I celebrated our 13 year wedding anniversary. It’s widely known that home improvements are the traditional gift for the thirteenth year, right? (Okay, so really it’s lace, but… WHY?) In any case, this year Hubs and I gave one another the super romantic gift of new windows for half the  […]

Y’all probably know by now that I was in a car accident a little over a year ago and (for what seemed at the time like a minor accident) it has seriously changed my life… Sometimes in ways I don’t even think about. When you deal with chronic pain, after a while it becomes your  […]

This is a version of a post from the Distracted Readers’ Facebook group. We’d love for you to join us there.  We picked up our 10 year-old from camp on Thursday, and with the littler guy at Grandma’s, Hubs and I took the opportunity for a little adult time in Asheville, NC. It wasn’t anything  […]

It’s here! Time to load up the bags, the car and your e-reader for the hot summer days. As always, I’m here to help! Summer Checklist Beach ball for the kids (popped on hot asphalt of the parking lot) Cheap sunglasses (buried in the sand) Super-bright nail polish (spilled onto center console – now forever  […]

What if Sugar Mills were in Westeros? Are you obsessed with Game of Thrones? It’s hard to avoid these days, as we’re over halfway through the final season of HBO’s adaptation. It seems like everyone is talking about GOT. Even me! Personally, I came to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire several  […]