Writer Nicole Roder lives in Bowie, Maryland with her husband, Matt, their children, Emma, Sophia, Raymond, and Gianni. And Lucy–their fiercely terrifying, 20-pound Boston Terrier who protects their home from some ubiquitous danger only she can see. When she’s not busy composing her next great work of fiction, she’s wiping bottoms, dancing in her kitchen, singing in her minivan, building lego castles, wrapping feather boas around her neck, and driving all over God’s creation. AKA–mothering her children.

Contact Nicole:

Email: nicoleroderwriter@gmail.com

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Latest Posts

Here’s what’s happening on Where the Heart Is:

Treat Yo’ Self!

Have you ever wished you could dress like an eccentric, visually-impaired billionaire? Do you dream of designer clothing that costs more than a week’s salary but looks like it was designed by a drunk leprechaun who got fired from the hollow tree factory for selling peyote? Well have I got the gift guide for you! […]

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Sometimes You Just Want to Punch a Judgmental Stranger in the Face

  • Sometimes You Just Want to Punch a Judgmental Stranger in the Face - I was sitting with my family in the little cafe area at Target. (Naturally.) My husband was waiting in line at Starbucks, and my four kids, miraculously, were sitting and/or playing quietly while I worked on my grocery list. A mom and her two young boys were sitting at the table next to us, and at one point I looked up, caught her eye, and smiled. She did not smile back. That should've been my first clue that something was wrong with her.
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Where in the world is Nicole Roder?

Check out the articles I’ve written for other sites!

  • Dear Children: PLEASE eat your dinner!

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    Hello friends! I am super excited to announce that I have started blogging on a fun, new Mommy Blog called Mama Wonder. I’d love it if you could click over and let me know what you think. Thanks so much for your support! You can find my latest Mama Wonder Post here.

  • I’m guest blogging on Amused Now today!

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    Hey everybody! I wrote a guest blog post for Amused Now that’s live today. It’s all about my reasons for writing and my process. Take a look!

    Also check out Cynthia’s Amused Now homepage here: http://amusednow.com/blog/.

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What’s Popular on Where the Heart Is

  • Sometimes You Just Want to Punch a Judgmental Stranger in the Face - I was sitting with my family in the little cafe area at Target. (Naturally.) My husband was waiting in line at Starbucks, and my four kids, miraculously, were sitting and/or playing quietly while I worked on my grocery list. A mom and her two young boys were sitting at the table next to us, and at one point I looked up, caught her eye, and smiled. She did not smile back. That should've been my first clue that something was wrong with her.
  • My Dog’s Christmas List - Originally posted on where the heart is:
    Alternate Title: The Christmas Wish List of Lucimus Goosimus Varcinius Maximus Roder (Lucy to her friends) This is Lucy.  As you can see, she is quite adorable. That ridiculous nickname above is courtesy of my husband. She also goes by Lucy Goose, Snorty McSnortferson, Stanley the Grumpy Old Man,…
  • You Want a Piece of Our MARYLAND Crabs??? - You might have heard that Virginia’s Governor, Terry McAuliffe, has been talking smack about our Maryland crabs. “You know, Maryland talks about its crabs. If anyone from Maryland is listening, I want to make this perfectly clear. All the crabs are born here in Virginia and they end up, because of the current, being taken [to […]
  • Bad Dates Build Character (Or at Least Give You Good Stories to Tell) - Back in my single days, I dated my share of borderline psychotic unique guys. There was Steve Bill (all names have been changed to protect each yahoo’s privacy), who, midway through a movie, stretched his eyelids open with his thumb and index finger and placed his eyeball directly on my bare knee. It wasn’t as slimy […]
  • A Mother’s Weight Loss Plan - I think we can all agree, motherhood brings with it some enormous changes. We’re learning to care for a tiny, helpless human being. We’re using our breasts to feed a person. We’re looking for nuance and hidden meaning in yawns and cries. And our once-flat stomachs have become bloated piles of wrinkly mush. (Ha ha! […]
  • Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful - I have a confession to make. I’ve never been completely happy with my appearance. What woman has? (Maybe Tootsie?) “I’ve never been completely happy” is actually a mild way of putting it. I’m pretty hard on my reflection. It would make my husband crazy. I’d look in the mirror and go, “Ugh, look at this […]
  • Funny story… - So, ever since his birth, my 2-year-old son (we’ll call him Gunther to protect his identity. Hey! Don’t go looking up his real name on my “About” page!). Anyway, since birth, Gunther has been obsessed with his penis. His scrotum too. As, I’m sure, are all little boys older boys grown men people with penises. (MOTHER: Doctor, when […]