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Connect With Other Bloggers With July's NaBloPoMo

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

NaBloPoMo July 2015 Prompts

The theme for July's NaBloPoMo is CONNECT. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in July -- 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
"Discretion is the better part of valor"-anyone with any maturity knows this sad fact. An ...more

Twelve simple tips to beat the advancing heatwave.

Here in England, we're preparing for some of the hottest days ever. In many parts of the world, the heat is rising. Young or old, everybody wants to keep themselves cool during a heatwave. The main risks from the heat are dehydration, overheating, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Here is a list of twelve easy ways to protect yourself and those who are vulnerable—seriously ill, young children or elderly people around you....more

What is Christmas In July?

Hey, guess what? Christmas in July is going to be taking over my blog in July so if you don't know what that looks like there has been a few hints. Yet, while I will promote and prompt many googlebots  to find out about nonprofits I hope to actually help some humans too....more

Discover how new research leads to successful daughters and caring sons.

Working mothers' adult daughters tend to get better jobs, while their grown-up sons are happy to do more in the home, particularly in Britain and the US. Wow! That's staggering. What we need in this world is balance between the sexes in every phase of their life....more

My Sephora Hits & Misses

June 22, 2015 – Sephora Hits & MissesMy Sephora shipment arrived! I’m excited about this order not only for my purchases but the stellar “gifts with purchase” that came along for the ride!...more

Will It Ever Be Safe to Exhale Again?

I'm still reeling from the massacre of those nine people who were slaughtered during bible study at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Those people were in the sanctuary to pray, discuss the Word and just like millions of other congregants across the country, to fellowship in mid-week service. It happens in nearly every church in the country. It is a mid-week tune-up, if you will, that offers a more laid-back alternative to the fuller Sunday service....more
Your story reminds me of the one that Southern novelist Alan Garganus tells about his black ...more

Making Room for Mess

This is what my dining room table has looked like the past three days. See the basket? It was stuffed with pictures, awards, drawings and the like. You are witnessing the beginning of my latest project. Turning pictures into treasures....more

Normalizing extremes

"Bitch" is not an insult. It's how they talk to each other. That is just the beginning. I read a post today about the world my 12 year old daughter is growing up in. I am almost 100% sure that is why I feel completely sick to my stomach. ...more