Hi! I’m a 34-year-old girl (yes, I still consider myself a girl!) who lives a very busy life as a wife, step-mother (to Brandon, 10, and Mariah, 15), sister, daughter, auntie, and elementary school teacher! Despite already having enough “hats” to wear, I also consider myself a writer. And this blog is my creative space to write, and, write, and write until my otherwise overloaded (and admittedly sometimes irrational mind!) feels sane, happy, calm, and at peace. Please come regularly, leave me feedback, share your own ideas, thoughts, and opinions, and enjoy your time exploring Paper and Pencil.