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 KNOW! ...more

Share What You Know With August's NaBloPoMo

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

Add All of Your Blog Posts to July'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 July's NaBloPoMo

The theme for July is CONNECT! ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your August 2015 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 August 2015 Prompts

The theme for August's NaBloPoMo is KNOW. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in August -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more

NaBloPoMo August 2015 Blogroll

The theme for August is KNOW! ...more

Just Because You Don't Say It out Loud...

                                                          Violence, Everywhere...more

What Makes Life Worth Living?

If you are asking yourself that question, there is a good chance that you are not enjoying the living process.  You may be stressed due to work or family; you could be lonely.  Maybe you wonder why you go to work every day so that you can eat and have a place to sleep only to find that that is all that you have time to do.  Dwelling on thoughts like these takes a toll on you....more

What do you want to read?

 In March, Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and creator of the Discworld series, died aged 66, eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. That series is next on my list of books to read.Everybody reads. Even if they only watch television, they need to read the title or want to check out the actor's names. Just about every human activity involves reading—mobile phones, smart phones, song titles, the computer, newspapers … and of course: books....more

FertileBrains Motivational Monday Blog Hop #1

** Join FertileBrains Motivational Monday Blog Hop **Hello Fellow Bloggers,FertileBrains is hosting its first ever blog hop (open Monday through Wednesday)! Come, join in and link up your favorite blog posts - anything goes as long as it is related to parenting!...more

Wedding ring stories of mix-ups and loss.

 Every married woman probably has a story to tell about her ring, but this one made the news in Ireland. The woman spoke about it on RTE Radio 1 yesterday.Apparently, she'd been wearing her ring, a plain gold, narrow band, for 18 years and never took it off. While trying to remember her anniversary date, she asked one of her colleagues to take a look at the inscription inside the ring to find out which day in September the ring said.Her co-worker told her the ring was inscribed with July 1993....more

The Paw Project

Please check out my newest post here: The Paw Project...more

Women's value should not be determined by whether they were deemed young and pretty.

 How do we assess beauty?Have you ever thought about the beauty business as poppy-cock? Well, I have. Why can men on films or television get away with being natural, yet women are expected to be wrinkle-free and wear make-up? Okay, that's a generalization—men get their skin brushed with powder etc. But they don't have to wear false eyelashes or lipstick to define their features. ...more

I Can't Find...

You know when you can't find your favorite XXX?  There are professional athletes, grown men, that have a hard time playing when they can't lay their hands on their lucky XXX.  So, I have no shame in saying, I was UPset when my favorite necklace was MIA!It is a square silver iridescent pendant hung on a brown cotton cord necklace.  It sounds like that wouldn’t work well together, but I always get compliments on it.  ...more

A Simple Trick That Will Get You Writing 1000+ Words a Day

When writers don't feel they are writing enough, they often resort to trying to write a certain numbers of words each day as a challenge. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. Setting a goal of writing a certain number of words each day can be motivating and get you to write more than you would have otherwise done. The problem is many writers set a daily goal which is too difficult to achieve which makes them feel as if they failed. The sad part is they may be writing more than they ever were, but still feel as if they failed because of an arbitrary number. There's an easy solution to this which will also greatly increase you chances of continuing your challenge long term. ...more