Seven Blogging Lessons in Seven Blogging Years

I recently celebrated seven years of blogging. In seven years, I’ve learned a couple of things about this process.  Here are seven lessons about blogging that I’ve learned over the past seven years. ...more
Great article! I'm just over a year into blogging and it has been such a rewarding experience ... more

Here's What I Think About What's Wrong With Our Country....

Here's what I think is wrong with our country. Ready for it?...more
There are so many variables to discuss about our society but I believe there is something at the ... more

We Need to Talk About Adam Lanza

As a parent and as a human, my first reaction to the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary was to keen and to roar with heartbreak. Mass murders of schoolchildren are The Unimaginable, they are What Should Never Happen, they are several leagues beyond horrifying. As more reports emerged, I wept along with President Obama for those children, those parents, those teachers, their families, their loved ones....more
Mental illness (the prevalence or lack thereof) aside, doesn’t it make sense to look at what is ... more

Why I Told My Best Friend Not to Have Kids

One of my best friends is on the fence about having children, but I'm not: I told her not to. My advice isn't because I regret becoming a mother, or that I think she'd be a bad one -- on the contrary. I know she'd be a wonderful mother and I've never for one millisecond regretted having my children. My advice is based on what I believe it would do to her because I know what it's done to me....more
@ItsAllRelative  You are so right. Someone else said a very similar sentiment and I realized ... more

Why I Told My Best Friend Not to Have Kids

One of my best friends is on the fence about having children, but I'm not: I told her not to. My advice isn't because I regret becoming a mother, or that I think she'd be a bad one -- on the contrary. I know she'd be a wonderful mother and I've never for one millisecond regretted having my children. My advice is based on what I believe it would do to her because I know what it's done to me....more
@cookingbydesign  The choices that we all make surrounding the process to become a mother will ... more

Why I Told My Best Friend Not to Have Kids

One of my best friends is on the fence about having children, but I'm not: I told her not to. My advice isn't because I regret becoming a mother, or that I think she'd be a bad one -- on the contrary. I know she'd be a wonderful mother and I've never for one millisecond regretted having my children. My advice is based on what I believe it would do to her because I know what it's done to me....more
@MockingbirdDontWrite  Like waves crashing on rocks.... they just keep coming. That has been my ... more

Why I Told My Best Friend Not to Have Kids

One of my best friends is on the fence about having children, but I'm not: I told her not to. My advice isn't because I regret becoming a mother, or that I think she'd be a bad one -- on the contrary. I know she'd be a wonderful mother and I've never for one millisecond regretted having my children. My advice is based on what I believe it would do to her because I know what it's done to me....more
@apinterestaddict  Yes! And if I didn't convey this point as well as you have here... that is in ... more

Why I Told My Best Friend Not to Have Kids

One of my best friends is on the fence about having children, but I'm not: I told her not to. My advice isn't because I regret becoming a mother, or that I think she'd be a bad one -- on the contrary. I know she'd be a wonderful mother and I've never for one millisecond regretted having my children. My advice is based on what I believe it would do to her because I know what it's done to me....more
@Cindyhuber  Yes, we'll always be friends no matter what. She knows I want the best for her, but ... more

A Letter to Future Me: Remember How Much You Loved Them

Dear Me 20 Years From Now, I wonder if you've become one of those women who briefly lingers around, a safe distance behind, young moms carting their babies and toddlers through the grocery store with that far-off look in your eyes. If you gently smile at the mom when she looks up and catches your glance, obviously frazzled by how challenging taking 2 kids grocery shopping is, as if to tell her it's going to be okay. If you look at her and miss that time, want so badly to trade 5 minutes of the independence you have now that your kids are much older so that you can rest a toddler's head on your shoulder, or buckle a baby in their car seat, mindful not to pinch any belly chub in the harness....more
I love this. Love, love, love. What a beautiful way to remind yourself that you were enough. ... more

GOP Platform: Anti-Abortion, No Exceptions

Once again, the GOP is preparing to add an anti-abortion plank to its official party platform that will be announced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. According to CNN, a draft of the platform includes: ...more
 @BlondieTales With all do respect, fear is the very problem. Both political parties rely on us ... more