Sign Up for September's NaBloPoMo

The theme for September is HEALING. ...more

Heal Your Heart and Mind with September's NaBloPoMo

As bloggers, our best tool for healing is the written word, so we are going to ask you to write your way towards healing this month. Whether you were emotionally affected by the shooting of Michael Brown, or have another event in your life where you ...more

Add All of Your Blog Posts to August's Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Sign Up for August's NaBloPoMo

The theme for August is MNEMONIC. ...more

Dive Into Your Memories with August's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?  ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your September 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
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NaBloPoMo September 2014 Blogroll

The theme for September is HEALING. ...more
Has the linkup for sharing been posted yet? Just checking, as I haven't been able to find it! ...more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Badges

The official badge for September. ...more
so adorable!! I will be grabbing one for my blog and participating this month =) ...more

Gearing Up For (Home) School

As public school students prepare to head back to school, it’s a weird time, as a homechooler. There’s so much in the media about ‘back to school’....more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your September 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
NaBloPoMo - Healing Kickoff http://www.muchneededadvice.com/2014/09/01/nablopomo-healing-kickoff/more

Did You Know It is Not Enough To Be Good?

Coming from my then 8 year old son, my first instinctive reaction was to smile, but I stopped myself just in time and looked curious. After all, it was a moment of revelation for him and who was I to rain on his parade?He: “Did you know it is not enough to be good, Mummy?”Me: “Really? Why do you say that?”He: “But did you know?”Me: “No!”He: *smiling with that sense of I am-about-to-tell-you-a-life-truth look* “Yes. It is true. We have to be good. But we also have to be smart and clever. Only then we can survive”...more

Hold On or Let Go?

That would really depend on the situation, right, Mi?What would I like to hold on to? Memories of you. What would I like to let go? Hurtful memories – you know what I mean....more
Thank you for sharing. Memories and hurt crop up when we least expect it, and hopefully their ...more

The Real Secret To Weight Loss

That stubborn fat can be so annoying. Sometimes no matter what you do, you feel like smashing the scale when it refuses to budge, eh?The thing is, eating the right food alone is not enough. We hardly need a fitness expert to tell us that a critical part of any weight loss program is exercise. With regular exercise, we not only lose weight, but promote our overall health.Just a few benefits of exercise are:...more

Talk it out before I rest.

 Do I find it to be better to talk things out or let them rest quietly?Blabber. Motor mouth. Chatterbox.I am a talker. I talk too much. I almost always say too much. What I do not do is repeat myself. I may query you as to whether or not you "heard me" but I shan’t be repeating myself. Or so it goes........more

Photo A Day Challenge - August 17-31, 2014

During the last half of the August Photo A Day Challenge I was thrilled to have one of my photos - Breakfast - chosen as part of the "Fab Nine" on the FMS Photo A Day Facebook Group. ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 44

What's on your gratitude list as we bid farewell to August and look ahead to fall? I'm grateful for the ever-nearing opportunity I'll have to see my family and some old friends when I visit Victoria in October - now that September is practically here, it seems like my trip is that much closer, and I'm getting more and more excited about it! Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

"Trying again" check-in

A little while back I shared that I was trying again - that is, getting myself back on track with healthy living in order to reach and maintain a healthy weight. It's only been a few weeks since I made that decision, but I thought it was time for me to check in and let you all know how I'm doing. ...more

Even Pets Can Have Chores

No able-bodied human or animal would live in my house without contributing in some way to our householdOur pet guinea pig pushed his luck one day when I discovered why Guinea pigs are called PIGS. It is because they eat just like real pigs that’s why.I was losing patience with ours; every time I opened the fridge that little rodent would squeak like crazy, begging for another vegetable....more