Can You Really Learn Anything by Applying Magic Sauce to Facebook?

This week on Facebook, I got an eyeful of perfection. Smiling kids in new clothes, backpacks firmly on both shoulders, moments before they marched into a new school year. If I only went by Facebook, I would have thought that everyone else's child was having a smooth and happy transition into a new year. But the face-to-face conversations told a different story. I didn't encounter one person who said anything positive about their back-to-school experience. Friend drama, overtired tantrums, annoying classroom placements: the conversations told a very different story from the pretty Facebook world. I don't know which one is closer to the truth. ...more

560th Friday Blog Roundup

Despite not being a fan of crowds or noise, I love amusement parks with the passion of a thousand suns....more

That Time I Almost Saw the Real Harry Potter

Yesterday was September 1st. You know what happens on September 1st, right? Hogwarts Express? ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your September 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

The Last First Day

I walked the kids to the front door of the school on their last first day. Instead of clinging to me, like they did five years ago when they started Kindergarten, I was clinging to them, begging them to slow down. My heart felt like it was being tugged through a pinhole, squeezed ....more

#MicroblogMondays 53: Stage and Screen

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Josh and I got tickets to a Fathom Event....more

That Time the ChickieNob and I Had a Conversation About Names

Melissa: Hey ChickieNob. ChickieNob: Hi. Melissa: So I got this book....more

NaBloPoMo September 2015 Prompts

The theme for September's NaBloPoMo is LESSON. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more

Learn a Lesson With September's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more

NaBloPoMo September 2015 Blogroll

The theme for September is LESSONS! ...more