Meal Prep Monday: Healthiest Jambalaya Ever

Having grown up in St. Louis in a big Catholic family, I lovvvvve Mardi Gras. The traditions warm my heart, but maybe not as much as the slow burn of a good jambalaya. I won’t pretend like I make jambalaya as well as my Uncle Tim–there is not comparison to how fluffy his is–but mine is pretty…

4 Reasons Why Beginning Writers Should Blog

Here’s a Postscript secret for me as a writer: I work so hard to inspire my students to write for an academic audience because I’m overcompensating to cover up my own struggle to like my academic audience.  …waiting for the academic gods to strike me down… Looks like I’m in the clear (for now), and while I’m still here I’ll clear…

Meal Prep Monday: Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s Meal Prep Monday! Something strange happened this week. The fiancé asked for soup–the same guy, mind you, who has told me a number of weeks that soup is too watery for him, not at all filling even though you hear about so many weight loss studies that fed participants soup.    What changed his mind?…

Meal Prep Monday: Southern Shepherd’s Pie

A surefire way to distract home-based freelance writers from hitting their writing goals: ask what they want to make for dinner, and watch them take a “break,” to scour Pinterest for hours, “get out of the house” for a bit to get groceries, return for nibbling in the kitchen, snacking at the desk, panicking at the end of…

20 questions with Jackie

Who am I? When I’m not asking myself that question, I’m busy finding the answer through my writing and moving. Every day in every way, I write and I move. To get to know me beyond writing and moving, here are 20 questions and 20 answers. 1) Where are you from?  St. Louis, Missouri. 2)…