Why I Want to Quit Blogging (but probably won't)

It's true. Some days I think about what life would be like if I quit blogging. I think about how much time I would have to waste doing other things. I'm pretty sure my house would still be less than perfect. I'm realistic enough to know I probably wouldn't replace my blogging time with cleaning or laundry. I like to think I would spend more time working in the garden.   ...more
 @wdolderer Definitely! It's all about having fun! And I'm sure as a crafty blogger you have to ...more

What is an RFA?

When I was a child I was taught a song in Sunday School that went something like this:Jesus and others and youWhat a wonderful way to spell joyJesus and others and youin the life of each girl and each boy“J” is for Jesus for He has first place,“O” is for others you meet face to face,“Y” is for you, in whatever you do,Put your self third and spell JOY....more

Life Well Lived Series

Once again, I have been asked by BlogHer staff to answer a couple of questions about finding balance and happiness in life. The inquiry this go-around was: ...more

Dreaming in Realities

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Rollover mopes

A friend of mine told me that she allows five minutes a day to mope or feel sorry for herself. I like the idea of slotting "five-minute mope" in the day minder.Remember Holly Hunter’s short, stupendous bout of hysterics in “Broadcast News”? I aspire to that sort of efficient catharsis.But I’d also like the option of setting aside the unused minutes, for those times when I need a longer session of self-pity. Thus I suggest a new personal indulgence: Rollover mopes....more

The MAPP Gathering - Interview 1

I've been listening to a series of interviews called the MAPP Gathering. What an amazing experience. Drop by my blog to hear what I thought of the first interview with Renee Trudeau. And take a listen to the interview yourself. I'd love to hear what you think.http://modernmommymagic.blogspot.com/2012/03/mapp-gathering-1-renee-trud... www.modernmommymagic.blogspot.com...more

I know my gas tank.

I got in my car this morning to rush off to the doctor only to remember that I had parked it on empty the night before. I had highly considered filling up on my way home from work yesterday, but at 5:30 after a long day at work, that is the last thing I wanted to do. So I said I'd deal with it in the morning. And then I didn't want to deal with it this morning. (Why do I do this every time?) The gas gauge said I had 22 miles left until empty, but I know my gas tank....more

The Power of Girls’ Weekends

I can think of few things more let-your-hair-down relaxing than a girls’ weekend or week.There’s something about stepping out of your ‘real’ life for a while and having the time and leisure to get caught up with each other’s lives, laugh yourselves silly, spend time in your pajamas, skip wearing makeup and not worry about counting calories or glasses of wine, that is so soothing to the soul. There’s no one to nag about unloading the dishwasher or taking out the garbage, and no one requiring anything from you....more

Reflections on NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) is complete. I wrote a blog post every day during the month of November. I'm glad I did. But I have a few thoughts. ...more