The Tulips / 3 Simple Steps to Survive a Break-Up

Last Spring, I bought a pot of tulips for this small courtyard at my house. They were picture perfect and I thought they'd add color and life to the area. Well.. if you know me , you'll know that I eventually... killed them. Yes. Dead. Done. There, I said it! So I relegated the pot to the side of the house and it's been sitting there - pot and all - since last year. The other day, I was putting away stuff on the side when I noticed the pot again - it had EIGHT tufts of green somethings poking out from the soil! I was stunned. How did this happen? I stopped everything and just kneeled down, stared at it, and marveled. How did this plant spring back when it was clearly half past dead? Then it hit me. I had the same story....more

I'm just beginning my morning and I started the day with your gracious comment - thank you, ... more

Yes, it happened to me - "Blogger 101 Syndrome"

In this great Twitterverse of ours, it is rather easy to get lost amongst the bloggers, especially the large and in charge ones. Not too long ago, I consciously made the decision to start blogging. I worked it out with myself and I decided I would stay true to my writing voice and me.  I thought I'd chronicle the life of a single, "businessmama" as I call it, and all that entails....more

I struggled a little as to what direction I'd go because, as bloggers, short of jumping up ... more

Yes, it happened to me - "Blogger 101 Syndrome"

In this great Twitterverse of ours, it is rather easy to get lost amongst the bloggers, especially the large and in charge ones. Not too long ago, I consciously made the decision to start blogging. I worked it out with myself and I decided I would stay true to my writing voice and me.  I thought I'd chronicle the life of a single, "businessmama" as I call it, and all that entails....more

-now I feel squishy inside! I can't believe you saw it - thank you for the comment!! (I can ... more

Yes, it happened to me - "Blogger 101 Syndrome"

In this great Twitterverse of ours, it is rather easy to get lost amongst the bloggers, especially the large and in charge ones. Not too long ago, I consciously made the decision to start blogging. I worked it out with myself and I decided I would stay true to my writing voice and me.  I thought I'd chronicle the life of a single, "businessmama" as I call it, and all that entails....more

Now I know where to go! :-)

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When You Decide Your Child Can't Be Friends With Another Child

When I was little my neighbor did not like our family. Sadly, they were the only family on the street with kids around my age, and the mom was the president of our church's Sunday school program. And she did.not.like.me. Or any of my family, really. The only time my siblings and I were invited over, we had a BLAST playing and playing and playing. Then we went home. ...more

I feel bad for the Randy kid but you've got to protect your children. They can't be part of ... more

Hey, Jealousy: Every Blogger Was a Newbie Once

Today's topic: Jealousy in the blogosphere. Or envy, feeling left out, whatever emotion you want to add to it....more

I was totally feeling this way this past week. I guess I've always been a writer at heart but ... more