Dishwater Dreams

Lindsey Renuard is a published author and poet. She is the Internet Content Editor for Community Publishers. She manages local newspapers and community web sites in Oklahoma and is a social media expert. She is a former Professor of English teaching both in the classroom and online.

About Dishwater Dreams

I originally started blogging in 2009. The focus of that first blog was completely different from the turn I took in late 2010. Dishwater Dreams was born and I haven't looked back.

Dishwater Dreams is intended to inspire. You or me, I'm not really sure. Hopefully both. I find that when I am thinking of a story, a poem, or a photo I want to share, I live larger, I think broader, I love art louder. This is what I hope for you when reading my blog.

A Little About Me

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I am a professional procrastinator, single working mom, poet, broom whisperer, laundry hater, and boo boo kisser. I am addicted to Dr. Pepper and tattoos. I love to read novels and write poetry.  I love sleeping, but only when it isn't appropriate, like 2 in the afternoon. I am nocturnal, snarky, and a constant contradiction.

I love hearing from all of you so please leave comments on posts or you can e-mail me at

Fun, summer ‘jobs’ the kids might not hate

As we’re well and truly in summer break now, you might be running out of ideas of things for the kids to do. A clever way of killing two birds with one stone is to suggest a job that’s cunningly disguised a fun activity! There may be varying levels of success with this tactic, but worth a shot, right? ...more

What every woman wants from a man – the grown up version

I was browsing Pinterest for wedding ideas and ran across this graphic. And I felt an intense need to clarify completely rewrite it. While this list may have been relevant when I was about 13 or 14 years old, it just seems ridiculous and silly, for the most part, now ....more

4 Tips for Buying a Home with Kids

Buying a home with kids means taking into consideration several different factors that may not affect homebuyers without children. A single person or empty nesters may not be concerned if the home is located within a certain school district or has master bedroom close to the other bedrooms. Families with children have their own set of concerns and must-haves when finding their dream home ....more

3 Must-Know Things About Baby Car Seat Safety

Before your baby was born, chances are good that you spent countless hours reading infant car seat reviews and choosing the best product. From finding the...more

Expensive is relative

Guest post – A friend of mine asked me about my bracelet and remarked how beautiful it was. I thanked her and then immediately she asked me “how much was it?” I was a little surprised by her prying but I shouldn’t have been: we ask the price of things because we want to know if that items is something we could own. It starts out innocently enough with a comment and then whamo! ...more

Different types of yarn for knitting

Knitting is a great hobby that produces a tangible item that you can enjoy, or share with your loved ones. You can knit hats, socks, scarves, blankets, and just about anything you can imagine. This isn’t merely a hobby to produce scarves, knitting has documents positive effects on the body that is similar to meditation ....more

Another palette tag – All about eyeshadow

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4 Ideas to Help Make Your Car More Baby-Friendly

No matter how much you prepare (or think you're prepared), welcoming a new baby into the world heightens your awareness about safety and comfort. In fact, you may even find yourself fixating on things you would've never previously given a second thought to. But, when it comes to safeguarding your car, there's plenty you can do now to help you feel prepared for your baby's arrival — both for their safety and your sanity. 1 ....more

Nail Polish picks for Summer

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Finish 6 by Summer Project Pan FINALE

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