Author Archives: beverett235

Making the Cut (Wedding Cake Blues)

A little over a year ago, my eldest daughter got engaged and asked me to make their wedding cake. Due to allergies, her diet is pretty limited: no processed foods, nothing with preservatives, no soy and no dairy. When I … Continue reading

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Bad Hair Day

Do you fight your hair every morning to beat it into submission? I know I do. Each morning I wash my hair it’s a battle. After years of taking a brush and whip to it, we’ve finally reached an unspoken … Continue reading

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Quick Cops and Tired Truckers – Part 2 – A Trucker’s View

Yesterday, I shared a former law enforcement official’s viewpoint on why big rigs and other commercial vehicles sometimes get pulled over. Today, we’ll take a look at this through a trucker’s perspective. A truck driver of hazard materials, who was … Continue reading

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Quick Cops and Tired Truckers – Part 1

Have you ever noticed police cars pulling over 18-wheelers on the side of the road? Seems strange somehow. I once took a class where I had to travel about 45 miles each day and you get to observe a lot … Continue reading

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So What’s Your Story?

Does your family have stories they tell over and over? You know the ones I mean. The ones  dragged enthusiastically out of the closet at family gatherings like well-worn shoes. They are repeated among friends and co-workers as either cute … Continue reading

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A Life of Service

As I watch my children working to become who they want to be, I realize that each of them has chosen a path of helping others. Each journey destined to change them in ways they never expected. But, each feels … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Tired Mom or Not Cranky for Christmas

In years past, my household mantra at Christmastime was “clean, clean, clean.” I am known for driving my family insane to get the house in order before all our Christmas parties begin. Although, I’m proud to say I’ve gotten a … Continue reading

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Crash Lessons

Funny how much we take for granted. I travel the same road every week day to work and back. It’s a long drive, but I’ve gotten used to it. For instance, I’ve become accustomed to the feel and flow of … Continue reading

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Author Interview & Giveaway ~ Virtual Book Tour for How Forever Feels by Laura Drewry

Today, The Mama Diaries welcomes talented author Laura Drewry. The Interview Laura, in Jack and Maya’s story, Jack manages to find inspiration from Maya for his game writing. How did you come up with this fun job for him, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Forever Feels by Laura Drewry – A Fast-Paced Romantic Ride

Loved Jack and Maya’s story. Ms. Drewry has written one of the most interesting heroes I’ve read in a long time. Jack is fully three-dimensional with a heart-breaking backstory, a fun job, and is a loyal friend with a generous … Continue reading

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