Cool Tricks on PicMonkey: Drop Shadow Text and Watermarks

So if you haven't heard of PicMonkey you are really missing out. I, like many others, don't want to splurge on Photoshop. I primarily don't want to because I'm not that tech savvy or want to spend the money on it at this time. So I frequently use ...more

Leave a Facebook Group Instead of Getting Enraged

Anyway, while scrolling through the typical "Life is what you make of it," and "You're never too old to start" posts, the requisite eighty pictures of dogs dressed up as famous movie stars, and pictures of people on vacation in places I'd much rather ...more

YouTube Will Offer an Ad-Free Option

I am sure you have experienced this, too. You are reminiscing about a McDonald's commercial from your youth. (Didn't you also love the one where the campers walk to McDonald's in the rain pretending they're ducks?) You decide that you must ...more

Ask Yourself These 5 Questions to Set Firm Blogging Boundaries

How much do you share online? With the 2015 University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health showing that more than half of mothers and a third of fathers discuss their children's health and their parenting ...more

Keep Blogging Fun With These 4 Tips

I've been writing my blog for a while now. When I started publishing posts on a consistent basis, I made a little promise to myself. It's probably the only "rule" I have for blogging: "if it's not fun, or enjoyable, then don't do it." It seems ...more

POTUS Says Fighting for Family Issues Is Our Responsibility, Too. He's Right.

"Women's rights—whether that's equal pay, whatever the case might be—it's not just for women. When women benefit, everyone benefits." ~ Towanda Long, Queenocracy.com, waiting to participate in #ObamaTownHall...more
Second that! and second that over and over! All power to women! Thank you BlogHer and SheKnows.more

5 Key Facebook Insights Metrics All Bloggers Should Look At

If you are a blogger who has a Facebook Page for your blog, chances are you've looked at Facebook Insights. Facebook provides fabulous metrics to users, with LOTS of data. The reports can be overwhelming, but once you figure out what metrics you want to track, you'll fall in love with these reports. I'm here to help you with that....more

Am I Too Old to Blog?

But seriously, I wonder: Am I too old to blog? Is this blogging thing too hip for crotchety Gen-Xrs? Is mine a voice that resonates with anyone? I ask myself this because blogging or otherwise, I find myself fitting into a strange, small segment of the populace. I am a woman over the age of 35. Married. No children. ...more
When will women near my age (68) stop with the "little me" deprecating stuff like this. Boring, ...more

How Do Believers Disagree in Love?

The more I grow in faith and become well versed in scripture and understanding it, the more I find myself better equipped to actually discuss the Word with other believers. But two people being believers and a followers doesn’t automatically equate to them being in agreement all the time. When it comes to almost every topic there are and will be disagreements. Religion and faith aren't the same for everybody. And it took me some time to understand this....more

Porsche Classic Partner inauguration!

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Sleeping Baby

My little girl is sleeping in her very own bedroom for the first time tonight. She is four years old. Some of you may be thinking, well it’s about time! some of you still are like me and transitioning. While pregnant with her I had very clear plans of how I was going to raise my child and like many first time mother’s they all went out the window, baby with the bathwater (ok maybe not the baby). First thing on my list was to sleep train....more

Write And Publish Kindle Fiction FASTER: Write Serials

“Writing a novel takes too long…” ...more

Biryani

There is something deeply satisfying about sitting on your couch at midnight with a bowl of biryani and a laptop, while the rest of the house is asleep. For those who have never heard of biryani, it is a staple food item in any South Asian home. An aromatic rice dish cooked in many spices, it can be made with chicken, beef, lamb, fish, vegetables and even just egg (basically whatever is available). Although a serious biryani lover once told me it has to be chicken or go home....more

Face to Face or Facebook?

What kind of a world do we live in? Is it as bad as it seems?...more

Why It's So Important to "Make Noise" About the Gender Wage Gap

"Make noise. Make people aware of the situation, and don't let up." ~ Theresa Sutton It's hard to talk about the gender wage gap. We might fear getting fired for bringing it up, whether to our managers or on social media. We might not even consider asking for more money, or we might not know how to start. ...more
Yes Reese22 as you prove, women are incredibly articulate about priorities--just ask! ...more

8 tips on starting a podcast (from a total amateur)

It was just over a year ago that my friend, Kevin, said to me: Hey, why won’t we start a podcast for writers?At the time, I barely knew what 'podcast' meant. I’d been playing with a blog and twitter account to promote local writers, so had a platform (then called Ottawa Writes), but podcasting? What was that?...more

Le Chic Picnic - 35 Steps to a Classy Spring Picnic

Le Chic Picnic - 35 Steps to a Classy Spring Picnic Bonjour mon amour, spring is here and it’s time for your favorite leisure activities - napping and snacking. After everyone's 5 month winter Netflix binge, hibernation period is over and we can finally go outside! We'll help you keep it light and easy with our modern picnic tips. Bon appetit and enjoy!...more