Author Archives: janelleevans

About janelleevans

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

One final gift for mom

My oldest son graduates from high school this week. Part of me is still trying to grapple with this fact, while the other half of me not in denial is crying. Where did the time go? On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Change your focus, change your stress level

Life comes with many demands beyond the goals we set for ourselves, which don’t lessen with time, but rather multiples with every passing year. Focusing too broadly on all the things that need to be done can stress out even … Continue reading

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Our very own Ripley’s Believe It Or Not moment

I’ve had the explainable happen only a few times in my life. Every time one of these instances occurs, the strength of my there-must-always-be-a-possible-explanation flies out the window. Two weeks ago our family was enjoying our yearly Christmas vacation. Yes, … Continue reading

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There is no time machine

In my younger years, I hated dressing up for special occasions. I’m a jeans and t-shirt girl all the way. At the time it never occured to me that the opportunities to dress up would become fewer and fewer as … Continue reading

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There is no substitute for knowledge

I have the misfortune or pleasure, depending on the day, to help lead a group of youth in my area. This week, one of the young women went off about there being no need for a chorister for congregational singing … Continue reading

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“Adulting” truth: Money

The many years of “adulting” have taught me many things, one of which is that saving money is hard. Sure, making a consistent effort will make it a little easier. And removing the money to be saved before you start … Continue reading

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To pucker or not to pucker…that is the question.

Oh the things I hear teenagers say in my house. I don’t know how it started, but the topic of kissing came up. I heard many arguments for kissing: It takes practice to get it right… Kissing is not sex … Continue reading

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