Closet Cleaning: The Art of Indecision

Like the sign says... ...more
Karen Ballum I did it!  I Kondo-ized my closet.  Thanks for your ...more

The Very Special Notebook is Missing!

Have you seen me?...more

#WeekendCoffeeShare - November 8, 2015

If you and I were having coffee right now … I would thank you for agreeing to meet me in the hospital coffee shop. Meeting here is so much easier for me this week. If you and I were having coffee right now … I would ask you how you've been and what kind of week you had....more

Book Review: Things I Can’t Explain

It’s been decades since we’ve heard from Clarissa and when I started this book I was pretty nervous. There’s a lot of legacy to live up to here. Did she turn out okay? Will I feel okay reading about her outside of the TV series? Things I Can’t Explain, is written by series creator Mitchell Kriegman and will be released November 10th. You can pre-order it now on Amazon....more

Follow Friday - NaBloPoMo

The first Follow Friday post of November is dedicated to those bloggers crazy disciplined daring enough to attempt NaBloPoMo.  The commitment to post daily for a month is not for the faint hearted....more

Saved by the Bell: Teen-Line

Warning: This is a Tori episode.In the alternate reality where Kelly and Jessie don’t exist, new-girl Tori suggests that Bayside implement an anonymous Teen helpline. Basically, these kids just give really bad advice to their peers with no adult supervision. Everything is going okay until Zack gets a call from “Melissa.” (Also, guys. You may have known about the unsightly gum infections smoking can cause, but did you know that smoking can cause sinusitis as well? Thanks to the poster behind Zack’s head, we can all remember to just say no.)...more

9 Ways to Keep on Writing with NaBloPoMo

1.) Create a sign up sheet for every day in November and then fill in each daily slot with your name. Put a warning on top of the page: "Failure to write on the time you've committed to on this sheet will carry a fine of $5.00." I don't know about you, but I love my $5 bills. ...more

When I grow up I want to be a mom

What do you want to be when you grow up?Parents, teachers and relatives have been asking kids as young as two and three this age-old question since the beginning of time it seems. Or at least since the labor associated with survival began to meld into what we now know as "the professional world."...more
I totally identify with this. Parenthood is the best job and then there's grandparenthood!more

Who needs a life coach when you've got the Internet?

Quite frequently I post about starting over.I recommit to posting on this blog.I jump into a new fitness and/or diet plan, and promise myself "This time I will see it through to the end."...more

Clarissa Darling: A Style Guide

No 90’s kid was a fashionable as Clarissa Darling, the title character from Nickelodeon’s iconic Clarissa Explains it All.    Clarissa was all about bold accent colors with a little black mixed in....more