The Friday Thoughts of This Mama Says

Hi Fellow Bloggers! Would you beleive me if I told you I never knew about social media with moms, giveaways, and the 'whole world' of mommy bloggers until about 3 weeks ago? Hard to beleive I bet! I had my kids so close together I swear you can call me insane! My youngest was born when my oldest was a week and  a half shy of his 3rd birthday, and guess what!, I have four of them! wowzers, huh! I wouldn't trade it for the world and they are my entire world. ...more

Google Removes Six Music Blogs Without Warning

In an action the Twitterverse is calling #Musicblogocide2k10, Google removed several music blogs and all their archives from the Internet without warning the blog owners that it was about to happen. An article at PaidContent explains what the after-the-fact letter from Google to the blog owners' said. ...more

about what you can do with a self-hosted blog, too. Although I must admit, of the two blogs I ...more

This blogging thing is...

This blogging thing is overwhelming!  I’m not sure what I expected when I started this.  I wasn’t thinking of being nationally known, like so many are.  I also wasn’t thinking of posting too much that was profound…no one would accuse me of being profound.  I guess it was just an outlet for me to vent, be a little creative and write about what strikes me.  But, then, how to get the word out…that’s where it got a little crazy! ...more

Owning YOU on Valentine’s Day- Redefining Love & Beauty

Dear Pinkies, please welcome back photographer and blogger Lone Mørch, proprietor of Lolo’s Boudoir, a delicious, safe space that encourages women to be and express themselves. For Valentine’s day, Miss Lolo has some empowering, thought-provoking thoughts on love and beauty. ...more

Processing Loss on the Internet

Sitting shiva is a Jewish mourning ritual; seven days where the family is surrounded by friends and community who bring them food and share memories about the person lost. The purpose is to comfort the mourner--and what better way of stating your desire to comfort them than by taking time out of a busy schedule to show up and be present. ...more

I think starting Exhale was a way for me ...more

76 Million Farmers and Counting: Do You Play FarmVille, Too?

What clucks, quacks, honks, moos and has over 76 million Americans per month completely captivated? If you haven't guessed FarmVille, you've been under a rock or possibly off the planet Earth over the past few months. ...more

Thanks Denise!  That always helps.



Interview With the Bloggess

So excited to interview Jenny, The Bloggess- come find out how to pronounce her blog name and who her favorite Disney princess is....!...more

I Am 50, and the Angels Still Sing

Today, my son, 19, returned home from classes at the University of New Orleans, bounded into my bedroom where I was working and said, "So, tomorrow, you'll be over the hill." I said, "What do you mean? I'm already over the hill." And I laughed. He said, "Mom, haven't you heard that 50 is the new 40? Everybody knows that the half-way point makes you over the hill." ...more

I need this kind of boost, LoveBabz. Thank you. :-)


Resources and The 4-Hour Workweek

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It's Never Too Late for Civility

I have been known to drop the ball in practicing what I preach.Sometimes it can be hard to behave in a manner that matches your words.I was challenged by this recently.A few weeks ago, I was at the height of, “THIS MONTH SUCKS DONKEYBALLS AND IT CAN EFFING DIE. DIE. DIE!!!"One day was particularly bad....more

Comments that are hurtful by those that are supposed to love and protect us are especially ...more