4 Social Video Platforms You Should Know

Does your blog or small business have really dynamic, visual product? There are a number of reasons to dip your toe into the video realm of social media, but how do you know where to post your stuff? Go, of course, where you suspect your potential readers or customers are. But if you don't know which social media site works best with your blog or brand, your next step is determining which platform will best display your message. Explore the following platforms and see which one is right for you. ...more
I'm on Vine. However, I need to post more videos on there, so far I have 6, I think. They are ...more

A Mother's Day trio

Feeling grateful for all the mothering I've received from so many wonderful women over the years. Extra glad I got to celebrate with several of them this weekend including Marm, Mom-5, and Aunt Carolyn. Also especially enjoyed a rare date with two of my very favorite people.Happy Mother's Day, all!xoxo,shawna...more

Time managment

Time Management Tips1. Make a to-do list2. Assign a time limit to each task3. Figure out the times when you are most productive and dedicate tasks to those times4. Know the deadlines 5. Block out distractions ...more

Business of Blogging: Business or blog?

There comes a time in everyone’s blogging career when you attempt to make the decision on whether or not you want to make your blog into a business. Lets face it, it just might be on your mind right now. Who knows maybe thats why you started your blog. Unfortunately thats what happens in some cases and then eventually some people stop blogging because all they wanted was free shit. Here’s a little known secret I’ll share with you. You cannot start blogging for a week and expect companies to start handing you their products that have not even launched yet. Let me tell you why:...more

I am yours... A poem for my mommy

  Even though I didn't grow within you,I am yours....more

PHOTO: Good Things Come In Threes

They say good things come in threes. Well, my husband is the middle boy of three, there's the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs and here's a nice trio of soft lights.Thanks for reading! What have you noticed in threes? Let me know in the comments!Ciao! Paula...more

My Trilogy

My biggest accomplishment in the past couple years was signing a three-book deal with Kensington Books for my Siren Song urban fantasy series. When I originally signed the contract, I fully planned on making the series a trilogy and stopping there. Now that I've actually written the entirety of the three books, I've discovered the series needs at least another book to wrap it up. So much for that! My creativity never seems to play by the rules I try to set up for it. I really wanted to wrap up the series with a nice tidy bow on book three but the story would have none of it. ...more

Mothers Day...

Happy Mothers Day to all the beautiful Moms out there! What a wonderful day in which to celebrate the gift of one another! May you know that you were especially chosen for each other, and may this special day be filled with much love & laughter for one and all!In remembering & honoring the gift of my Mom...... Heavenly Hugs & Happy Mothers Day Wishes to my beautiful Mother......more

PHOTO: My Energy

Quick post for NaBloPoMo- my Energy:Not the most original, but this was when I was first learning how to use my iPad and Instagram. Early morning breakfast shot!Thanks for reading! What gives you energy? Let me know in the comments.Ciao! Paula...more