The Women Behind this Woman

Today's prompt: Who is someone you wish you could see again?...more

A Priceless Conversation with my Daughter

Today will be a short post, because I spent most of my day in manic productivity. I wish I could say all of that energy resulted in words, but I did make progress there, too. And I cleared up my calendar for some serious writing tomorrow....more

Cry Baby, Stick Your Finger in Your Eye

We all heard it as kids, the classic...more

Words, Otherwise Beautiful, Can Be So Harmful

“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.”Jodi Picoult, Salem FallsWords have power. They can inspire and destroy....more

Reviewing Books Without Prejudice: Can an Honest Review Turn on You?

Homosexuality. It’s my generation’s civil rights movement, and it affected my life recently in an interesting way. I review books for World Literary Café as part of their WLC Review Team. Every month, I choose four books from their selections and receive two to review. Since I pride myself on reading all genres and styles, I choose books based only on the covers. Could I go look up summaries? Sure. But I wanted to experiment with picking books solely based on my reaction to cover art....more
 @xina143  Thanks for the kind words. I hesitated to write this post, but it did help me think ...more

As You Grow, So Do My Wishes for You

Today is my oldest daughter's 12th birthday. Every day I pray for my children. For her birthday, I wanted to reprint the wishes I posted last year... with a few additions....more
 @victorias_view  Thanks. I am praying these wishes and many more come true. ;-)more

You ARE Mom Enough: Parenting Your Way is the ONLY Way

The best type of mom you can be is YOUR type of mom.This Mother's Day, we should reflect on the importance of mothers. A mother is a woman responsible for the welfare of a child. There are no tiers of mothers. It doesn't matter whether you gave birth, adopted, had a child through a surrogate, and so on....more

5 Ws of My Writing

Writing is my passion. It always has been. I can't pinpoint an exact moment when I knew it. I just knew. One of my daughters came home with an assignment to analyze a subject with the 5 Ws. My brain started firing. How would I analyze my writing with that criteria?5 Ws of My Writing...more

5 Movie Types that Influence my Blog Writing

I love movies, second only to books as a choice for entertainment, so I was thrilled to see this theme day. Instead of picking five specific movies, I've picked five movie themes....more

5 Reasons I Try Things that Terrify Me

We all have fears. Some of them are legitimate and founded; those are ones we have tried and have reasoning to dislike or avoid. Others are based on assumptions or influence. Those are the ones I like to tackle. I don't want unwarranted fear holding me back. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do....more