Titles of Posts That I Will Never Be Able to Write a Body For

What I Like About Mushrooms 101 Uses for VinegarWhen You Don't Know How to Teach Kids Not to Be Brats...more

Titles of Posts That I Will Never Be Able to Write a Body For

What I Like About Mushrooms 101 Uses for Vinegar When You Don't Know How to Teach Kids Not to Be brats How to Love Math Why I Love to Be in the Snow Yummy Boiled Cabbage Recipes Ancient Alien Civilizations Mmm Mmm Cheeseless Pizza! I Love Getting Old! How to Run/Do Yoga/Stretch/and Kick-box Before 9 AM ....more

Do You Remember Writing Your First Post?

It's the 18th day of National Blog Posting Month. Some people have already called it quits. Some people are already calling their posts desperate. I'm in it, I'm doing it, and as for posts being desperate? Nope. What we see happening right about now is the creativity that comes from having to find words. It's one of the best exercises for a writer. To take the ordinary and make it into presentable, workable words....more
UnPickled  I love this, UnPickled. Our voices make us strong.more

Winter Thesaurus

I don't know about you, but some days, I feel plain old sorry for my children. The things that they have to listen to that stumble out of my mouth. It makes me want to dig up and carry around my college transcripts to show them that once, yes, mama had a working brain. Today, by far, one of the most ridiculous sentences imaginable tripped out of my mouth. As I heard myself saying the last word, I could almost read my childrens' minds, Whatever happened to poor mama that makes her talk like that......more

Template: The Where I'm From Poem

A poem by George Ella Lyon...more

Food Pantries - What to Give

Some things are funny, some never are. I know that humor is subjective but when it comes in the form of dismissive unawareness to another's plight, I can't not say anything. Yesterday I was at our grocery store when I overheard someone pushing their cart in front of me say, "Oh, the Thanksgiving food barrels are out! You know what that means, I can clean out my cabinets of the turtle soup I never used!"...more
ShantiOm  I'm so glad you can use it. I now buy the instant baby cereal, and I love how my ...more

Who Wants to Know What I Learned at a Writers' Conference?

I went to an all day local writer's conference today. Though not a spa with hot rock massages and smoked salmon for lunch, it was time that felt rewarding and reassuring. With all of you in mind, I made sure to note tips, sage advice, collective wisdom, with the purpose of sharing it with you. I'm home now, and so ready to hop into pajamas that have been run through the dryer to super hot, but I'm putting that off, to tell you the top must-knows from today's presenters. (thanks for being here to read them)...more
patriciaappelquist  Thanks Patricia! The conference was excellent. Only a day long, but every ...more

Winter Thesaurus

I don't know about you, but some days, I feel plain old sorry for my children.The things that they have to listen to that stumble out of my mouth....more

The First Tiiiiimme, Ever I Wrote a Post...

It's the 18th day of National Blog Posting Month. Some people have already called it quits. Some people are already calling their posts desperate ....more

My MO for NaBloPoMo

There are ways to work around things in life, always. NaBloPoMo is no exception....more