How To Write 13 Blog Posts a Week

Recently a friend of mine asked how I was able to write so often. While loving what I do makes it more fun, producing that much content week after week can be very challenging. I've learned a few tricks that keep me productive without getting burned out. ...more
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How To Write 13 Blog Posts a Week

Recently a friend of mine asked how I was able to write so often. While loving what I do makes it more fun, producing that much content week after week can be very challenging. I've learned a few tricks that keep me productive without getting burned out. ...more
I've tried to batch write posts too but fizzle out after 2! Just start with 30 minutes a day and ... more

Things to Think About and Do Before Getting Married

Recently, an old friend asked me what were some things she should think about and do before getting married.  She thinks her long-term boyfriend is preparing to ask THE question. Her biggest fear is not a lack of trust or love - it is a lack of positive relationship role models in her life. She comes from a family that has a history of divorces, settling, adulterous relationships and just plain unhappy couples. ...more
So many nuggets! Loving yourself is just as important as loving your spouse! more

Simply Delicious Baked Boneless Chicken Breast

Picture this: It's a busy night in the middle of the week. You've just picked up the kids from school, they are doing their homework and your spouse is running late after work. One (or more) of the kids has to be dropped off at football/baseball/soccer/wrestling/cheer/dance practice (take your pick) and there's nothing much in the fridge to cook that takes 30 minutes or less. ...more
That looks so good and easy! more

ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat Was Groundbreaking For Me (But Not For My Kids)

 Did you catch the premiere of the first television show about an Asian American family since All American Girl was cancelled twenty years ago?...more
Grace Hwang Lynch It was definitely painful but very realistic. I have been called "chink" and ... more

Make Lists, Get Organized and Journal Your Way Through the Year With These Great Planners

I am a list lover. (Those of you who remember the old BlogHer List Lovers group will not be surprised.) I make lists every day. Sometimes multiple times a day. I make them on paper. I make them in Evernote. I make them in my head. I am all lists, all of the time....more
I love paper planners too! I'm going DIY this year and am pretty happy so far. Thanks for ... more

Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
Parthenia Queen I had no idea! That's something I'd like to learn more about. more

Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
natalied6579 Natalie, thank you for sharing your experience. One of the reasons we do live in ... more

Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
Parthenia Queen 200 years ago I would have never been able to marry a black man. But yes, I grew ... more

Why Adults Need Diverse Books Too

Why aren’t we reading more adult fiction by writers of color or about the non-white experiences? As much as the news outlets like to tout it, reading isn’t dead. At least once a week, a Facebook friend will ask for book recommendations. Social media has made reading more social. We share status updates about our current reads, rave about books we love, and even track our reading progress all through social media. ...more
calmabrave What a great list! I also loved The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. If you like ... more
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