10 Books Every Girl Should Read

Books have always been a part of my life.  I don't really remember a time when I didn't read.  Reading is and always has been a window to different worlds and knowledge....more
The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings trilogy.  I've heard of  girls being ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your February Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily February 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
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NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your December Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily December 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
I think that I did this right... ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Open Thread for November NaBloPoMo Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is an open thread for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the comment section below to add your post, and peruse the comment section 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

NaBloPoMo Soup: Open Thread for November NaBloPoMo Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is an open thread for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the comment section below to add your post, and peruse the comment section 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

In Memory of Takeimi Rao: I Taught My Daughter How to Drink

Yesterday morning, I came across the story of Takeimi Rao, a local 14-year-old girl who died due to mass consumption of alcohol at her own slumber party. As I read the story, all I could think of was the horror her mother must be going through, losing her daughter in the blink of an eye over something that could have easily have happened to any young teenager. I thought of her friends, who couldn’t possibly have known the outcome when they experimented with alcohol the night before. And I thought of my own daughter, now 13 years old, and the fear gripped me over the fact that I could easily lose her the same way. Any of us could lose our teenager this way....more

Unfortunately, a lot of parents don't think of alcohol as a drug, and it can be just as ... more

What's Your Favorite Science Fiction Movie?

  Research shows that the Sci Fi genre is not as successful with women as other types of movies.  Really?  The new J.J....more

I will not pay one cent to see a 'chick-flick' in a movie theater, but I will shell out with ... more

I Am A Cat Enabler

I have a calico cat named Pounce. Pounce came to us straight from a box; she was the last kitten in a box that an 8th grader had brought to school, and my husband is a sucker for a cute face. He brought her home about a month after we got married, and she has been living with us ever since. And she is insane. Crazy with Cheez-Whiz. Cuckoo for Cocoa-Puffs. Did I mention that she's crazy? ...more

Sounds good--if I can get Pounce out from under the bed! more