Two of My Favorite Things: Bullet Journaling and Some Lines a Day Journaling

Over the last few months, I've talked to dozens of people about journals and planners. Quite a few of those people have ordered planners or journals and are giving it a try. For those who are still on the fence, or those who haven't quite found their favorite journaling methods, here are a couple of techniques to try: Some Lines a Day and Bullet Journaling. ...more
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Weekly Photo Journal Process



Excited to see my girl tomorrow.  It’s been awhile, she’s a busy teenager who just got promoted to big sister!  Her dad and step mom are adopting two little girls who’s mom is going through some rough times.  I am sooo…  jelly.  I wish I could’ve done that for her, had more children – but I won’t.  I dunno.  Things happen for a reason I guess. ...more

More December Challenges

December challengesNo. Zero -- November's write(blog) everyday.No. 1  -- Exercise - 600 minutes for entire month. No. 2  -- Learn to play a guitar.  I am unmusical.  My husband plays sax. My first son plays clarinet.  My second son plays piano.  I already read part of the "Dummies" book.  Eddie Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie.  I better not skim read that book.  Why are the strings not in ABCDEFG order like a piano?...more

Grateful - Gratitude Journal

An old high school friend had started a Grateful/Gratitude Journal. This was probably two years ago. She had survived a car accident. She went through a lot as a result of that accident. So, she started a Grateful Journal. She actually did it with her son. I always thought it was a wonderful thing to do, but had never made the time to do it myself....more

Journal of An Alien Street Pries

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My Stationary Love Affair

I'm an old fashioned stationary girl at heart and I love to travel with a journal. While I'm not always great at doing daily entries, I love having it on hand for writing down random thoughts, contact information for new friends, directions, opening hours, prices, money spent, confirmation numbers, and more. ...more

The Ostrich Incident

It is been more than a year now and people have been questioning me what it is like to be remarried, especially now that I have a total of 5 kids. Perhaps my journal entry is the best way to explain it… ...more

The Baritone

With my son Louis in the 6th grade, and my little girl Ferne in the 3rd grade, the start of a new school year brings new school subjects our way including those with interesting new musical instruments. Louis was tasked with playing the baritone. I wasn’t actually convinced that a baritone was a musical instrument until he proved it to me by Googling it online. ...more

By the Light of the Moon

She was tired and stressed and apparently mad. She was out of control and unable to collect herself. My eight year old girl, Ferne was beside herself simply because it was already 8:55 p.m. and she still had so much to do: study for her French spelling test, read, and write in her journal. Yes, of course she has a journal; she's my daughter after all! With a note of anxiety, she blamed me for having the time slip by, and claimed that she hated herself because of not being ready for the spelling test....more