6 Inevitable Truths You'll Learn About Blogging

I've been blogging for over five years now. What started as a way to just write and share my thoughts has turned into so much more. Almost two years ago, I decided to focus on my blogging in a new, more serious way. When I started blogging, I had no idea that people blogged in the hopes of gaining a larger audience or as a way to showcase their writing. I was a bit naïve. Now I know there is a world of great writers expressing themselves through blogs. ...more
The part about needing to write is something we writers know well. The pen (or keyboard) impels ...more

30 Days of Writing

November has 30 days. It has meant 30 days of writing for me as I took on the National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) challenge, again. And, since today is the 30th, it is my last day of blogging daily until November next year....more

2014 Gift Guide for Little Ones

I’m eagerly anticipating this coming Christmas! My oldest, Ginny, finally understands Christmas, Santa, Jesus’s birthday, and presents. Of course, like most kids, she’s most excited about Santa and the presents she might receive....more

This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving doesn’t feel very special this year. It feels like a typical Thursday to me. I’m trying to make it more, but I’m struggling to do so. ...more

6 Real-Life Tips for Surviving Potty Training

Over a year ago, I decided to try to potty train, Ginny, who was just over two-years-old then. I looked for signs of readiness, and, admittedly, didn’t see any. Despite that, I decided to try anyway.I wasn’t successful. At all. ...more
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8 Great Geek Gifts

As my girls grow up, I plan on telling them that they need to pay more attention to the smart boys than the jocks. They need to go for the geeks. Maybe I feel that way because I was secretly a geek growing up, trying to hide it and fit in. Or, perhaps it is because I married a science nerd. He was the shy, quiet geek in school that the girls ignored. Now, Chris is a smart, amazing man and incredible husband and father. Who can beat that?...more

Paranoid Mess

I’ve turned into a paranoid mess.  And, I hate it.  ...more

Oh, The Places I'll Go

When I was 21, I wrote my first bucket list, long before the movie (of the same name) made that idea popular. At that time in my life, my hopes and dreams were fairly simple. My list included sky diving, getting married, having children, earning my Ph.D., driving a race car, climbing a mountain, and a few other things that I don’t remember. (I long ago lost the list.) The only things I accomplished (for lack of a better term) were marriage and children....more
A.C.Melody You have a great list! Most of the states I have left to visit our New England. I ...more

Revenge Will Be Mine

My friend Jhanis at The Vanilla Housewife must know me better than I thought. This morning, she tagged me on a post, inviting me to take part in answering a few questions about myself. Since it is the middle of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), I’ll take any idea for writing I can get! Thanks, Jhanis! I was stuck on what to write and getting desperate!So, I offer you, my reader, a chance to get to know me a little bit better (and hopefully not scare you away)....more

A Nervous, Sick Wreck

This weekend, my husband, girls, and I drove out to Iowa to visit my in-laws. It has been a while since we made a visit, mainly because my husband’s work schedule in the last few months. As we drove out there, we discussed how we would share some news with Chris’s family. Would we bring up the topic or allow it to come up in conversation? We decided to hope for an opening in conversation. ...more