Is It Better Financially to Donate or Consign Clothing?

Updated at the Bottom I asked this on Facebook last night, but I thought I would open up a larger conversation here with more details. Facebook’s tiny status box always makes me feel as if I should keep things brief even if we have mostly unlimited space over there. Whereas my blog feels more like […] ...more

IComLeavWe: May 2015

Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point ....more

Picture This! May's NaBloPoMo Is a Photo Celebration

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

NaBloPoMo May 2015 Prompts

The theme for May's NaBloPoMo is PHOTO, and this month only, you're getting two prompts for the price of one. You're getting a writing prompt, but you're also getting a photo prompt in case you want to go the visual route. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in May -- 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 though we've included a photo prompt those days!) ...more

NaBloPoMo May 2015 Blogroll

The theme for May is PHOTO. ...more
GatheringGraces We will!  The open thread will go up on May 1st in the morning.more

NaBloPoMo May 2015 Badges

The official badge for May 2015 NaBloPoMo is here! Grab it to place on your blog and show your readers you're posting every day this month. ...more
Whoohoo!  I like this month's NaBloPoMo! Here's an alternative badge I made - a bit more photo ...more

#MicroblogMondays 35: Lost Items

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I have lost two of my Harry Potter book covers, the paper dust jackets that wrap around the book....more

The Empty Kitchen

I took down the art work in the kitchen in preparation for the renovations, which will start soon....more

542nd Friday Blog Roundup

I am currently writing this on a cocktail of three allergy medications, so I’d like to apologize in advance if it’s complete gibberish....more

Feeling Alone

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), and it has been heartening — as it always is — to see so many posts speaking out about infertility....more