Author Archives: janelleevans

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.

Adjusting my expectations

I keep telling myself that life never goes as planned, and yet I still struggle not to be disappointed when it does just that. My daughter, now a senior, has decided not to swim this year. She’s always been such … Continue reading

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The best example of what a real alpha male should be

During a long overdue family vacation last week, my daughter and I were walking up a steep hill back to our vehicle. We had been boating all day and would be returning the next, so we left my sister’s boat … Continue reading

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Where is your focus?

‘The world in which we live can be dark and very cruel at times, but joy can still be found. It’s not always easy to see. Let’s face it, everything wrong in this world sticks out like a soar thumb, … Continue reading

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Second Chances

Over the years I’ve learned the importance of giving people second chances. Not every second chance has ended up in friendship but more often than not my first impression of that person has been altered. So I’m constantly counseling my … Continue reading

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The truth most teenagers don’t realize

Over the years I’ve been to many youth campouts. These campouts have happened in different states–sometimes with only girls and sometimes with mix company–but without fail there is always at least one defiant youth who doesn’t want to follow the … Continue reading

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What is so hard? It’s just a “date.”

This week my daughter was asked on her first date, not “hey, how about we hangout at somebody’s house,” but a real date. She was beyond excited, so excited she straightened her hair even though they would be going paddle … Continue reading

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The downside of being perfect too early

I’ve said before I’m not the biggest fan of losing, though I’ve experienced it a lot over the years. But winning comes with it’s own torture as well. This past weekend my youngest son’s high school freshmen team competed in … Continue reading

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Not a Mozart, but getting better

Going back through my oldest posts, I discovered this one. The memory made me smile so much I decided it was worth sharing one more time. As for an update…my piano playing has improved even more from when I first … Continue reading

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Worth the Read: Marielle’s Witch by David Alexanian

Coming July 1, 2021 is the latest installment of the Sword Demon series. Laplace may have been able to save himself from the demon’s curse but the conniving white witch isn’t done yet. All she needs is the right host… … Continue reading

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Stubbornness for the sake of stubbornness

Refusing to follow the crowd isn’t always a bad thing, especially if you can see the crowd is about to go off a cliff. However, being stubborn just for the sake of being stubborn isn’t smart either. This weekend we … Continue reading

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