Pamela and her Road to Joy

Pamela Fagan Hutchins (that’s me!) writes about the myth of “having it all” from the busy position of having a little too much of everything: writer, mediocre endurance athlete (triathlon, marathons), wife, mom of an ADHD son, five kids/step-kids, business owner (, recovering employment attorney and human resources executive, consultant, musician, and Aggie/Longhorn hybrid.  Basically, I manage to do just enough to screw everything up.  I did win Romance in the 2010 Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Competition for Leaving Annalise and Mainstream Fiction in the 2010 Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Competition for Conceding Grace, both for unpublished books, but that probably means they didn’t have enough entries.

She is I am well-known for my Type A slightly OCD tendencies — and alphabet soup life — and for making everyone around me tired. I am never without my iPhone and rarely without my red Vaio laptop. I live with my husband and our three youngest kids plus 200 pounds of pets in Houston, but our hearts are still in St. Croix, USVI.

The name of my blog — Road to Joy (or it might be Rode to Joy, depends upon my mood each day) is a song reference; my husband didn’t get it, possibly because as a rock bassist he doesn’t listen to enough classical music.  My entire family lives in terror of earning a mention on these pages.

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Thanks for visiting!


p.s. The pics — self-portrait of my Iphone and me in my bathroom,  Layla and Cowboy taking over my office, and Juliet warming herself as I write in front of the fire.

12 Responses to “Pamela and her Road to Joy”
  1. I am pleased to announce the launch of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s newest online Resource Center: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder!

    The ADHD Resource Center includes relevant Facts for Families, video clips, up-to-date research, assessment tools and more. This is the ninth resource center available to parents, families, clinicians, and the general public on our website,

    Please visit to access the ADHD Resource Center.

  2. Java says:

    Hi Pamela!

    Thanks for stopping by the Over 40 Bloggers I added your blog to the list!!

    Thanks for joining the party!

    Talk about being the bomb!! LOVE your blog! I’ve been reading it for over an hour! I am so excited you found me because now I have found you!!!

    Be sure to come by tomorrow for the Follow Friday 40 and Over Blog Hop!

    Have a great day!!

  3. Laura says:

    So, as you were poking around my blog, leaving a few comments, I was poking around yours, being the total creep-o who doesn’t comment. 🙂 I clicked over after I saw your follow in Twitter.

    Then I got your comment notification via email. Um, so, yeah, here’s me, trying NOT to be creepy, saying hello. 🙂 Nothing better than meeting a smart girl actively working at NOT working in law.

    Nice to meet you!

  4. lynn hahn says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. You are one busy woman! I am ADHD. My son is ADD. He escaped the hyper part lucky man. My slight OCD tendencies have saved my butt! My doctor says I have a perfect blend of issues lol

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