About April

This blog is where I talk about writing, faith, mothering, and anything else that strikes my fancy. Most of it is my attempt to find humor in life, because if we can’t laugh about stuff that goes on around us, what’s the point?

I’m a writer. I’ve got a few projects in process, but my Big One is a memoir of the six months we lived in England with 3 kids under the age of 5. That was a good time. Really. It rocked.

I’m married – Hubs and I have been hitched 16+ years. We met in college. He’s crazy smart – nuclear engineering Phd. I have a history degree and teaching certification, but if I could go do it all over again, I might skip college. But don’t tell my kids, because I want them to go to college. Speaking of the barbarians, I have 4 ranging in age from 11 to 2. One boy and 3 girls. Lots of itty bitty diva drama here feeding my need for material for the blog.

We live in a tiny town in the mountains of New Mexico. It’s a one-company kind of place. Almost everyone here works for the scientific lab. Except me. I blog and write. And do laundry. Do you know how much laundry six people generate?

Oh, and occasionally our cat brings in not-quite-dead things to eat in my bedroom in the middle of the night. That’s just nasty.


17 Responses to “About April”

  1. melissa b June 21, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    I’m so proud of you – I love reading your posts and I think it’s wonderful that you are taking the leap into on-line authordom (is that a word?). Follow your dreams!

    • That Nolen Chick October 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

      Thanks, Melissa! I know you posted this ages ago, but I do appreciate your continuing support and encouragement. And I miss seeing you!

  2. Heather August 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    I agree with Mel! Your posts all over the digi-world make my day a little brighter. Write on Mama!

    • That Nolen Chick October 1, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

      I really REALLY appreciate you spreading the word about my blog. THANK YOU, Heather! I miss seeing you!

      • Heather October 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

        I miss seeing you too! Life gets a little crazy when the kids start school. but a little more quiet too. We need to setup a mommy playdate, maybe a morning at Time Out.

  3. peterhobbs1 October 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    Good stuff April, it is nice of you to provide a place for the cat to come and eat, perhaps the cat will even let you stay there. 🙂

    • That Nolen Chick October 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

      Yeah, she’s also kind enough to let me sleep in her queen-sized bed.

  4. Lady Googoogaga October 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    Welcome to the blogosphere!!

  5. Heather Von St James October 4, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Please Email me. I have a question about your blog!

    Thanks so much


  6. Judy October 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    I know your son! He’s in my class

  7. fringster January 5, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    I really miss your posts! Hope you rekindle your writing desire once again!

    • That Nolen Chick January 5, 2013 at 10:35 am #

      Aw, shucks! Thanks! I’ve been meaning to post, but with the holidays, and the kids, and, and, and…hopefully soon, though. Happy new year to you!

      • fringster January 5, 2013 at 10:39 am #

        Happy new year. Thought you have to know that I find my writing inspiration on your blog. Something about your humor sparks my writing fire. =) Glad you’re posting soon!

  8. Tara January 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Hi April, I found your blog as I was searching for “Tardis Blue” paint color….you said you used Lapis, what brand and was that a semi gloss, looks fantastic!

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