Add All of Your Blog Posts to November'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! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them ...more

Sign Up for November's NaBloPoMo

If you're posting for NaBloPoMo every day in November, add your name to our 2014 blogroll to share your work and enter to win prizes! Just fill out the NaBloPoMo Blogroll Form. Make sure you've selected NOVEMBER, and only submit your blog once, ...more

Join the Big Online Blogging Celebration That is November's NaBloPoMo

Join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on BlogHer.com this November, and commit to post every single day this month! Every November, thousands of bloggers commit to posting daily. But it's about much more than getting that post up—it's ...more

Add Your Posts to the October 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 October's NaBloPoMo

The theme for October is CRUNCH. ...more

NaBloPoMo December 2014 Prompts

The theme for December's NaBloPoMo is JOY. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in December -- 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

Make December a Little More Joyous With NaBloPoMo

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

NaBloPoMo December 2014 Badges

The official badge for December 2014 NaBloPoMo is here! Grab it to place on your blog and show your readers you're posting every day this month. ...more

I Woke Up Like This? - NaBloPoMo #25

Today’s post was suggested by Writer’s Path on his blog today: “A Celebrity realizes that he/she isn’t real.” I saw this and thought I would have a little fun…. I wonder what would happen if Queen Bey, Beyonce to all Non Beehive Members, went to sleep one night and woke up a regular girl....more

I'm tired of the ugly talk about Ferguson

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A few things I learned about Chicago

 Downtown ChicagoAlthough my most recent trip to Chicago for the Nat...more

What About 2015? Planning ahead. Part 5. Activities.

Hi! Here we are just at the end of this very long post, five parts ufff! Here is when the Marketing Plan turns into daily activities and also when it needs flexibility....more

How Long Does It Take?

 A comment  on unpickled.wordpress.com yesterday from “BetterWithoutBinging” asked the question that sparked today’s post: “How long does it take to get used to a new identity of being the non-drinker?” How long does it take to get used to a new identity?...more

There is Another Sky

Sunset over the clouds in Holland ©2014 luciledegodoy.comWhile flying back home (Holland) from home (Brazil)......more

My Blog Life Thus Far

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6 Real-Life Tips for Surviving Potty Training

Over a year ago, I decided to try to potty train, Ginny, who was just over two-years-old then. I looked for signs of readiness, and, admittedly, didn’t see any. Despite that, I decided to try anyway.I wasn’t successful. At all. ...more

Solving the Problems of the World!

Solving the problems of the world is a daunting task.  So daunting, I would never consider it.  I would be happy just to solve my own problems, and possibly the problems of those near and dear to me.  I am no where near accomplishing such a feat, but I think I may have made a small break through.  I have struggled all year.  I have felt over-whelmed, under prepared, and like I've just been hanging on to the shirt-tails of life, flapping in the wind behind it as it blows by.  ...more

Black Lives Matter

Ferguson.I can not say I am surprised by the decision. But my God! I do not have enough words in my vocabulary for the disgust, the heartbreak, the outrage.A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect. -W.E.B. Du Bois...more