Introductions & A Challenge

Today marks the beginning of a new month, September (OMG how is it September already, people?!), but it also marks new beginnings in general...a new school year, a new season, and of course Bailey’s Blog-tember Challenge!...more

The Dreaded Elevator Pitch

So, what do you blog about?" ...more

Time to Introduce Myself.

Ah yes, blogging. I first started taking interest in blogging about my life a few months ago. I figured, "Hey, it's something you can do to vent out your frustrations, let people know about your experiences, try it!" So I did. I started (or should I say, restarted) my Wordpress account, and have been blogging about my struggles with both Type 1 Diabetes and ADHD. I felt like it was a good idea to let out my thoughts on life with these struggles, so that maybe others could understand....more

It's Delurking Week!

That means time for all you readers to say "Hi!"Although I've heard of this concept, I didn't know it was an actual 'event' in the blogosphere, until I read about it on Alphabet Salad, who apparently read about it on Stirrup Queens.There's even a definition provided by techopedia:...more

Beginning the Journey

Hello, fellow bloghers.  This is a blog that I'm starting more or less to track my weight-loss and fitness level.  I plan to write what I'm doing to improve my health and occasionally mention my current weight and/or measurements.  I may eventually start posting a graph, if I feel up to it....more


I write about the everyday happenings of being a doc in a small town.... that and getting used to the idea of living in a part of the country with no big name stores... that's right, not even a Walmart.  This is my first post to BlogHer, and I hope you will get to know a little more about me as I participate in this year's NaBloPoMo.  If you don't know what that is, follow thelinks... they're like little gems that get you sucked in faster than a dust mouse into a Dyson.Sit back and enjoy...
The mouse in the vacuum cleaner is quite a "powerful" (just like a Dyson - LOL) image. :)more

The Dating Game: For Moms

Have you ever noticed that making new mom friends is like dating? We went to the kindergarten open house at my daughter’s school the other day. I watched as she nervously eyed the other kids with a mix of curiosity and trepidation. I looked around with much the same feelings at the other parents, and I’m sure they did the same....more
Hanging with Moms most of the time is amazing, but on bad days it can feel like high school. At ...more

The Art of the Introduction

We talk a great deal about how important first impressions are in business, but suggestions are almost universally spelled out for our own self-improvement, leaving out how we affect the first impressions that others make through our introductions. A bad introduction can cripple a conversation, and sour relationships, whereas a good one can make a conversation not only informative, but useful, as it can lead you and people around you to a world of opportunities down the line. ...more
@IdeaGov, assuming they knew how to be people to begin with!more

hello, world

i write a little blog called, well, magnolia. it's an exercise in creative truth-telling, or in reality-based fiction. you make the call. anyway, thanks for taking the five seconds to glean this page; if you want, stop over and say hi. ...more