Three Tips to Grow Your Blog Audience

Writing a blog is a very difficult task. All too often, people enter the blogosphere thinking that they can simply use the space as a personal journal and readers will automatically follow. While using a blog as a diary for your thoughts is not necessarily a bad thing, you cannot expect to gain a steady audience with material that lacks focus and consistency. Blogging is all about finding an area of interest, writing with a steady tone, and keeping things interesting. ...more

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Why We're All on the Autism Spectrum

Being an autism parent has always been a convenient way to laugh off my social ineptitude. But what if I'm more than just quirky? I came home from IMFAR determined to explore the matter. The first thing I did was take the AQ (Autism Quotient) test. I was careful not to exaggerate my responses, taking the milder options when unsure. I still scored 32, above the test's threshold. What does this mean?...more

I have a long history of school problems and people did not know what to think of it. My ... more

Painting Practice: Full Body on a Large Canvas

One of my goals for this year was to practice my painting skills. Six months in, let's just say I have a whole new respect for painters!Thankfully, my husband is a professional painter, and I have friends who are as well. Everytime I get stuck, I cry out for help and they guide me thorugh the correction process.I'm going to share one of my recent projects! I call this one "Dressing Frida." It's a younger version of Ms. Kahlo wearing a curvy Mexican embroidered gown. It's my way of blending tradtion and contemporary style....more

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Urban Outfitters and its ilk only make artists better

The large company could take artist Stevie Koerner's i heart _____ jewelry design, but they couldn't steal her coolness factor....more

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Salt Scrub Recipe for Smooth Summer Skin

Salt is a great for exfoliating skin. Plus is has the added benefit of removing toxins from your skin. A salt scrub made from a combo of sea salt, your favorite oils and scents is perfect for getting your skin in shape for tanning season this summer or to just show off those legs! Use your handmade salt scrub all over your body for soft smooth skin paying special attention to feet and hands! ...more

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Salt Scrub Recipe for Smooth Summer Skin

Salt is a great for exfoliating skin. Plus is has the added benefit of removing toxins from your skin. A salt scrub made from a combo of sea salt, your favorite oils and scents is perfect for getting your skin in shape for tanning season this summer or to just show off those legs! Use your handmade salt scrub all over your body for soft smooth skin paying special attention to feet and hands! ...more

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I Caught My Own Writing Bug

I don’t think I could even be placed into a specific blogging group. I don’t write enough about being a parent to be a Mom-blogger. I don’t write enough about current events to be a News Blogger. I don’t purchase anything regularly enough to be a Review Blogger. Mostly I just am inspired by a line, phrase, or picture, and the words start to flow. And boyohboy, do I love when those words start to flow. ...more

finding time to write or paint is a challenge even though I'm at home, used to work out the home ... more

How to Write (Better): Five Mistakes That Weaken Your Writing

I'll be the first to say that being a successful freelance writer requires more marketing and business savvy than writing skill. Writing beautiful, flowing prose won't make you much money unless you know how to market yourself, negotiate fee structures and contracts, and keep your editors happy. That's why my blog usually focuses on business strategies for freelancers. ...more

My husband used to proofread and help edit my college papers. I write on here and saw him ... more

Creativity Bursts Forth: Using Creativity to find my way

I don't know what I want to be when I grow up.I know I don't want to be a doctor, a lawyer or a candlestick maker....more

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We Are Here! A Lesson on Body Acceptance from Dr. Seuss

Last week, Adrienne performed in a school and community rendition of Seussical the Musical. It was spectacular, and I'm not just saying that because my baby was a Who. (That's her in the purple overall dress.) If you're not familiar, Seussical the Musical is kind of a mash-up of different Dr. Seuss stories, that center around Horton Hears a Who....more

I had a friend in high school that had a big body image problem, I never saw her as fat but she ... more