Editor's Note: Writing -- whether it's for long pieces or a quick-hit NaBloPoMo post -- is all about dedication. It takes a real commitment to sit, focus, tune out the world, and put your stories on the page. This post was about setting a timer for ...more
And there are the social dynamics to consider: Who should sit by whom? Little Janie is in 6th grade now and has the start of teen angst, is she going to be offended by having to sit at the kids' table? Will all of my relatives get along, or will ...more
Editor's note: Working out on a regular (or even semi-reg) basis is kind of like taking part in NaBloPoMo. You have to show up and do the work every day, no excuses. This post was originally published on November 17. --Nicole
Editor's Note: Watching kids getting deep into books is always a treat. And seeing them get excited to learn or laugh -- or both! -- about holidays like Thanksgiving is pretty high up there, too. This NaBloPoMo piece offers up some great choices for children's books about Thanksgiving. It was originally published on November 15. --Nicole
Editor's Note: Writing -- whether it's for long pieces or a quick-hit NaBloPoMo post -- is all about dedication. It takes a real commitment to sit, focus, tune out the world, and put your stories on the page. This post was about setting a timer for five minutes and letting the words flow; no editing, no second-guessing. And it's an honest, thoughtful piece. This post was originally published on November 15. --Nicole
A long time ago, hubby and I matched up. We found each other at college and have been together ever since. Besides the lovey-dovey stuff, we match in other ways. We dress alike.I know some couples do on purpose, wearing matching red sweaters or coats. A couple walks in my neighborhood wearing the same thing, usually Cal or Oregon jerseys. Every day it’s a different outfit, a matching pair like out of a game of Go Fish. I’m not one of those and neither is hubby....more
I hated junior high.
There were mean girls, there were bullies, there was way too much pre-teen angst. I absolutely hated it.
I was fortunate to have a group of friends I adored and they helped me get through those two years but, honestly, I don't know if I've ever been so happy in my life as I was my last day of eighth grade.
In my work as a technical editor working on marketing campaigns for new inventions, SEO is considered an important part of the job. I'm beginning to see how important it is to blogging, too.I admit it: Before I worked in marketing, I had no idea what SEO was or why it was so significant. Search Engine Optimization -- the buzz word and goal in my business. To the victor -- the one who rises to the top of the search engine results -- go the spoils....more
NaBloPoMo nov.27 promptThere are hundreds of books I own and I’m grateful for each one of them; whether it’s a novel or a subject related book, those books contain something precious..I love the company of the books which I treasure. A book is a way another person see at a particular matter.. There are 3 books I really love to talk about.! ...more
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