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Dylan (l) and his big brother, Lane    ...more


Lupus:Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a long-termautoimmune disorder that may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs.Today I’m writing about something more serious , Lupus….. .I have many close friends suffer from lupus and this week is dedicated to them :-)....more

The mad world of blogging awards

With all the winning in the air during blogging awards season, it is ironic how many bloggers can end up feeling terribly lost during this time - with more being lost than won....more

If I Styled the Stars on the SAG Red Carpet...

I absolutely love Sofia Vergara-like, borderline obsessively. The only thing I do not love, however is the fact that everything she wears accentuates the fact that she is latino and that she works out 12 times a week. We get it, have the best 40-year old woman's body in the northern hemisphere. I am all for showing a little skin and playing up the heritage, but really with this dress and the boobs spilling everywhere? Plus, the huge platforms? One: this is not the grammy's...and two: you are not 27 anymore....more
Honestly, as a woman near Vergara's age, AND as a woman that has been pregnant five times...I ...more

2012 Bloggyhood Awards

Show your favorite mommy blogger some love! Nominate her for the 2012 Bloggyhood Awards! The mommy blogger with the most nominations gets a $10 Target Gift Card (among other things), and the runner-up gets a $5 Target Gift Card.Nominate here:

The 64th Annual Emmy Awards In Tweets: Did You Watch?

Awards shows in the post-Twitter world are like an entirely different animal. In the old days, we'd sit around with appetizers and ballot cards, talking to humans, dishing on dresses and snubs. Nowadays, I find myself dreaming of that smart TV that we keep hearing about, because really, without picture-in-picture of my Twitter stream in the telecast, it's just not a complete experience....more

I've Been Nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award!

[Click here to link back to original post.]I have been nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award!...more

Book Award

Thrilled to announce that All The Roads That Lead From Home won the 2012 Independent Publishers Book Awards Silver Medal for best short story collection....more

Versatile Blogger Awards

Hi there ladies!I had so much fun creating tonights post. I am very excited to announce that two of my fellow bloggers have nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Awards!I feel so special that two other bloggers thought of my and my little blog in the ginormous world of blogging! There really is a sense of community and I took this as an opportunity to thank all of the other blogs out there I read regularly.Check out my post tonight and get to learn some random facts about me and introduced to some great other blogs I think you'll love as much as me!...more

If You Didn't EARN It, You Don't Deserve It

 The world is so full of lovely, kind, honest people. Seriously, I agree with Anne Frank, who said, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”...more
As a former teacher I can relate to so much of this and I wish parents could understand the need ...more