NaBloPoMo: You're in the Right Place

If you've arrived to NaBloPoMo on BlogHer.com via the redirect from the old site, you may be wondering how you got here. And even if you had mentally moved yourself over to the new NaBloPoMo site, you may still be wondering where all your favourite features are located. Have no fear! November's NaBloPoMo has officially started, and I'm here to tell you where to find things such as the blogroll, badges, and the daily prompt. ...more
@Melissa Ford ah, I never got the newsletter. Kept signing up but it wouldn't go through. Oh ... more

NaBloPoMo: You're in the Right Place

If you've arrived to NaBloPoMo on BlogHer.com via the redirect from the old site, you may be wondering how you got here. And even if you had mentally moved yourself over to the new NaBloPoMo site, you may still be wondering where all your favourite features are located. Have no fear! November's NaBloPoMo has officially started, and I'm here to tell you where to find things such as the blogroll, badges, and the daily prompt. ...more
Were there prizes this year? Where were they announced? more

What's a girl gotta do to get people to laugh at her on here?

What's a girl gotta do to get people to laugh at her on here? ...more
I'm absolutely laughing! more

Are You Holding Your Blogging Tongue Too Much?

The Lotus Pad recently had a fantastic post about what we say and what we don't say online as we keep in mind our "personal brand." After all, do you want to be known as the person who gets knocked down but gets up again, or do you want to be known as Debbie Downer? But at the same time, how is it damaging to the writer to hold back what they really want to say? And how is it damaging to the reader who gets a false sense of another person's world? ...more
I have to hold my tongue about what I'd like to write about most...work. Have to. And it ... more

Will the Internet Make Cookbooks Obsolete?

Though I have cut down on the number of cookbooks I own, I still have several shelves in my quite-small apartment dedicated to printed tomes on cooking. Whether it's staples like The Joy of Cooking or How To Cook Everything, or special books that were gifted to me, like Cooking New Istanbul Style or The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook, I treasure being able to flip through the pages to recipes I've tried before or want to try later....more
I have cut down on the number of cooksbooks, but that is mostly because our eating habits ... more

Lego Tears

As I toiled in the laundry room chained to the dryer attempting to match the pile of socks that were growing by the minute. My littlest came running down the stairs in tears. His heart once again broken someone had smashed his newest Lego creation to pieces. I held him tight and told him it would be okay. It is with that I stopped what I was doing held his hand and we walked up the stairs to pick up the crumbling pieces on the floor. I looked at him with a smile, "Lets try to rebuild it!" He gave me a sad look, "I can't! It took me hours!"" "Well! What was it that you made?" ...more
What a beautiful story. And so encouraging to him not to give up.One of the hardest things to ... more

Laundry

It was clean and warm and now it is just warm. I think I have the flu. I just woke up and it’s 9:22. I went to sleep an hour ago and I want to go right back.That’s after I came home and then went back out and did some grocery shopping.  I owe emails, I need to clean up, I’m too tired to eat dinner. I’m going to act like my cats are in the picture, instead of any of those things. Yes the child got fed, the husband got to eat pulled pork from the crock pot that was too hot for the rest of us. Yes the cats were fed and Thanksgiving scheduled. I don't want anyone to think I come home and relax or anything!...more
@victorias_view Thank you! Thats 3/5 of our full cathouse :-) more

When To Give Up?

I have a question: When do you know you’ve tried enough? Tried enough to oh, I don't know, fix that friendship, rescue that friend, climb that mountain, repair that car or achieve that rusty old goal? Image: bk2204 via Flickr...more
@isthisthemiddle Thank you! I try for others input as well, but sometimes it is a soul searching ... more

When To Give Up?

I have a question: When do you know you’ve tried enough? Tried enough to oh, I don't know, fix that friendship, rescue that friend, climb that mountain, repair that car or achieve that rusty old goal? Image: bk2204 via Flickr...more
@The only drummer I like that --The Choosing was not. Well put. Thank you. more

When To Give Up?

I have a question: When do you know you’ve tried enough? Tried enough to oh, I don't know, fix that friendship, rescue that friend, climb that mountain, repair that car or achieve that rusty old goal? Image: bk2204 via Flickr...more
@lainierenee I have trouble knowing when I've given my all, I think that's part of it. more