Get Ready for a Scandalous April NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more
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NaBloPoMo April 2014 Blogroll

The theme for April is SCANDAL. ...more
I've begun! It was quite the challenge in February but I like a challenge, so I'm back for more! ...more

487th Friday Blog Roundup

I have cold medicine brain, that overtired, slow-thinking feeling when your body hasn’t been able to sleep off the residual effects of Benadryl....more

IComLeavWe: April 2014

Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point ....more

What Happens to Your Blog After You Die?

I wrote about this on BlogHer, but I think it bears repeating....more

Kittens are What Has Been Missing from Your Infertility Explanation

I know that if you are like me, you encounter people from time to time who don’t really understand infertility....more

How Much Do You Want for that Twitter Account?

Imagine your name is Justin Bieber. You're just a regular guy, selling insurance in Minneapolis, MN. Wife. Kids. And you set up a Twitter account so you can live-tweet the football game and weigh in on political issues.  Unfortunately, there's also this singer named Justin Bieber and you know the drill: tweens @replying every tweet you post, random questions about upcoming concert stops being passed your way, and middle aged women with raging cases of Bieber Fever DMing to ask if you'd take their daughter to prom. Of course, everyone thinks you are the celebrity Justin Bieber since your handle is @justinbieber, whereas the singer ended up with @justinbieber2 since the obvious choice was already taken. Would you sell the account if the Biebs contacted you? ...more
Hmm.. I have another perspective, as the Twitter handle I wanted @HapaMama was already taken by ...more

Clickable Friendships

I’ve been bothered by one part of the heartwarming story of the child who didn’t want a birthday party because he said he had no friends and discovered — according to People magazine — that he actually had 2 million. (“No Friends for Lonely Fifth-Grader? Turns Out He Has 2 Million.“)...more

At What Age Should You Read Each Harry Potter Book?

The topic of which age you should let your child read each Harry Potter book keeps circling around in my life, and I decided to throw up my thoughts here in case they are helpful to anyone else....more

What Should You Write?

There’s a tiny point that I don’t want to have get lost inside why I read your blog, and that is a piece of advice that someone gave me while dating that applies to writing too. There were plenty of ways to meet people while I was single....more