JewelsD

I'm a wife to one, and mother to eight in a house called 'Chaos'.  I've been a writer for as long as I can remember, and with all these kids, I have a bottomless pit well of material to draw from.  When I'm not transporting kids, reading blogs, or browsing Pinterest,  I try to  write novels.  When I grow up, I want to be a published author. 

Don't Be That House: A List of the Worst Halloween Candy Ever

If your usual Halloween candy purchase includes *any* of the following treats crimesagainsthumanity, STOP IT.  Shut.  It. Down.  This Public Service Announcement is for you.  Listen.  ...more
Tootsie Rolls. I know they're good, I like them. But, on Halloween, my kids always get about 3 ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your October 2013 Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily October NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Keep forgetting to link my post here. These are the last couple ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your October 2013 Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily October NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Yep, I'm a lazy blogger. This month will be a ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
@heygypsymama I wanted to leave a comment on your blog and couldn't figure out how. ?more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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Some pictures of my boy's ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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Here's today's post, just some random ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Doing NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo this month. I may be certifiably insane.more

Michelob ULTRA Light Cider Promotion

We gave a whole lot of thirsty bloggers some Michelob ULTRA Light Cider to try and share what they thought about it.You can read their reviews by clicking on the links in the sidebar on the right. 

Top 10 Blogging Tips for Beginners

I'm excited to finally get this post written! I frequently get emails asking for advice on starting a blog, and I always wish I had the time to respond with a really helpful answer, more than just a paragraph. Now I can direct readers to this post. There's obviously a lot more I can learn about blogging, but I definitely have a few thoughts I can share. One of these days I'll do a post about blogging beyond the basics. Until then... ...more
I agree with all of these. I think the last one is very important. I've been blogging for about ...more

Hello and Goodbye: The Bittersweet Enormity of Adoption

"How are you?" I ask K. "I'm OK," she says looking at me and then back at the TV. "I'm OK." Again, I wonder if she is trying to convince me or herself that she truly is OK. "Are you sure?" She nods her head. I try one last time. One last time I'll say it and then there's no going back for either of us. "There's still time to change your mind," I say. The statement...a question really...hangs in the air between us for a minute before K says, "No. I'm OK. I'm OK."...more
This is beautifully written and painfully honest. Thank you for sharing it.more