Why I Bought Myself a Diamond Ring

Editor's Note: Each week this month, we're featuring a response to one of the BlogHer Writing Lab prompts. Want to be inspired by writing prompts? They're posted at the beginning of every month in the Writing Lab. Want to be the next featured writer? Join the Writing Lab's Facebook group and look for the Pitch Please call for posts. --Mel ...more
A lovely gift, regardless who bought it and a great reminder of your assertiveness, Corinne. ... more

20 Things I Love About Working from Home

Almost three years ago now (I truly can't believe it's been so long!), Peter and I moved to Windsor, Ontario, and I started working from home (part-time) for my employer in Victoria, BC. Though I'd never really seen myself as the work-from-home-type prior to giving it a try, I quickly discovered that it actually fits me well—and that furthermore, I absolutely love it. ...more
It's a great life, for sure, Laurel.  I've been operating a home-based business for 20 years now ... more

My Girly Parts

Location Delaware United States See map: Google Maps I'm a sometimes snarky, sometimes hormonal gal who's tired of being hush-hush about the never ending changes a woman's body goes through. I'm talking about Love, Marriage, Men, and Hormones! We're talking REAL talk ladies! Btw, not only am I rockin' my sassy panties, but I'm actually rather smart! ;)  ...more
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What all bloggers and social media users should know

If you are a blogger, a social media user — frequently, infrequently, or an addict — you need to know something extremely serious.And there isn’t an easy way to say it, so I’ll just tell you straight out.Here it is:What you say in one Facebook post, Twitter update, Instagram text picture, or blog post can change someone’s life — for the best or unfortunately, for the ultimate worse....more
Those are incredible numbers!  Never really thought much about it, but, I will now.  Thanks for ... more

The Awkward Blogger

I began blogging in June 2012. As I started my blog, Mommy, For Real, I simultaneously read several books and numerous articles about blogging, particularly those featuring “mommy bloggers.” Over and over it was made clear that the way to have a successful readership was by putting yourself out there and interacting with other bloggers. Taking a deep breath, I began to do just that. ...more
Hi Steph; It seems there are some similarities, here.  I am fairly "new to the party" also and ... more