Where's My Happily Ever After?

I am grieving for a marriage that is never to be. Certainly, I am extremely grateful for my son. Having him in my life fills my heart with light and love. But at times when I'm feeling sorry for myself, I begin to feel robbed of the false fairy tale of getting married, having two kids, and living happily ever after. ...more
Ah yes, everything here resonated with me. I've been married once, and now am single again. In ... 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
Saved by the phone- don't worry, it's pure fiction, thanks to Bekindrewrite. Although the sex ... more

Awesome Acts of Disobedience: Yemeni Women Burn their Veils

[Editor's note: This week something truly amazing happened in Yemen. In a righteous display of outrage against the regime, and its brutality against female protestors, Yemeni women burned their veils. That's right. Burned them. No wonder the incident drew international attention. As Adrianne M.P. at Technorati points out, Yemen has a terrible history when it comes to women's rights.--Mona] She writes: ...more
As I sit her in my cosy home in liberal western country (Australia) I know only two things: 1/ ... more

Sharing a Secret Shame

It was a calm afternoon. An old friend, I'll call her Angela, had stopped by for the afternoon for brunch and coffee. We nibbled healthy foods and joked about weight loss. It is part of our usual inventory of topics. Although we live too far apart to get together often, we do seem to be able to hit a regular and familiar groove after over 25 years of friendship. This time, I had a special insight about occasions of over-eating that I wanted to share with her. But it was not an easy story to tell....more
Oh gosh. WellI got teary too. I hope your post gives others hope, strength, comfort. What a ... more

You should invest in some punctuation.

A few weeks ago, a friend and I were discussing a blog we both read daily and the comments that people left on the post that day. I’d mentioned to her that the comment she left was hard to understand because it didn’t have any (or in my opinion, enough) punctuation. She kindly reminded me (as she has several times before) that when it comes to things like blogs, texts, non-work e-mails, and Twitter or Facebook updates, an emphasis on punctuation, spelling, and grammar is not at the forefront of most people’s minds since it’s not like they’re "writing a college essay"....more
Oh, I hate the lack of punctuation on these "mediums" (would that be the right word?) I blame ... more

Blogging Without a Niche

There are parenting bloggers and tech bloggers and food bloggers. There are book bloggers who post reviews, and entertainment bloggers who give us our daily dose of celebrity gossip. There are fitness bloggers to inspire with their workout tips and spiritual bloggers to inspire with their religious interpretations. And then there are just... bloggers. Bloggers who write without a neat niche. ...more
I've seen this headline for a while and finally came and investigated- I needed to as I'd ... 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
I am, unfortunately, an expert at on-line dating so have compiled a user friendly guide to ... 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
When you want to hear something positive, when you need an influx of hope you're better off ... 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
So. . .'Friends'. . .been a long time, ... 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
Fixing that blocked sink- should be a piece of cake. . . or not ... more