Not a Control Freak

Dear Fairy Godmother, I’ve often been accused of being a ‘control freak’, especially at work. I beg to differ. I simply like things to be just so. It’s not my fault that other people can’t see my vision, but it often leads me to micromanage or simply take over the project myself. But I barelyContinue reading “Not a Control Freak”

A Diamond in the Rough

Dear Fairy Godmother, I’m under a lot of pressure. I have to almost single-handedly choose who’s going to take over my father’s company. I’ve met a lot of decent candidates, but none of them seem to be the right fit. How do I separate the power-hungry from the diamonds in the rough? Sincerely, A PickyContinue reading “A Diamond in the Rough”

Conference Week

It seems like just a few weeks ago I was getting an invitation to teach at the Taylor University’s Professional Writing Conference. And yet, in just a few days, that’s where I’ll be. I’ve been preparing in earnest for the last few weeks. I’m teaching a workshop on writing for kids, sitting on a panelContinue reading “Conference Week”

Part of a New World

Dear Fairy Godmother, I recently moved a long way from home. I don’t know anyone in this new place and I’m worried about settling in and being all own my own. Do you have any tips for making friends and not feeling quite so out of place? Sincerely, A Fish Out of Water

The Little Voice

I’ve made an astounding discovery, word nerds: human beings are friendly creatures. No, really! Throw a group of strangers together and they’ll (generally) make an effort to befriend each other. This is especially true if those people already have something in common, like an internship at the same company. Still, I was more than aContinue reading “The Little Voice”

Standards or Settling?

Dear Fairy Godmother, I am looking for the perfect girl, but it’s kinda hard. I have a checklist of qualities a girl has to meet before I’ll consider her romantically. My friends are constantly telling me that I need to settle for one of the girls I’ve already met, that my standards are impossibly high.Continue reading “Standards or Settling?”

7 Signs of an Evil Stepmother

Dear Fairy Godmother, My father is getting remarried and I’m a little nervous. I’ve heard so many stories of wicked stepmothers. How do I know if my new stepmother is nice, and what do I do if she’s evil? A Scared Stepdaughter-to-be Dear Stepdaughter-to-be, It’s natural to be nervous in such a case as this.Continue reading “7 Signs of an Evil Stepmother”