Melissa Ford

Mel Ford


BlogHer Writing Lab August 2016 Prompts

The theme for August's NaBloPoMo is TALES. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in August -- 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

Turn Your Life Stories into Tales with the BlogHer Writing Lab

So what is the BlogHer Writing Lab theme this month? ...more

605th Friday Blog Roundup

When the state of the world and the churning hate being pumped into the atmosphere are bringing you down, there is only one way to combat the negative: Purchase a copy of Steel Magnolias. I talked the ChickieNob into watching it with me this week. She has grown up hearing me quote this movie all […] ...more

Conference ROI: How to Connect Before You Leave

The best part of the #BlogHer16 conference is all the new online content creators you'll meet. The most overwhelming part of the #BlogHer16 conference is all of the new online content creators you'll meet. It's a good conundrum, because there are important things you can do to make sure those new connections actually mean something. You know what I mean? ...more
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The Other Side of Retirement

Truman has become obsessed with Critical Care, the Ensure-like nutrition supplement for guinea pigs....more

2016 Summer Olympics Printable Schedule

I make a printable television schedule every Olympics so my family can keep track of the events we don’t want to miss....more

Terry Gross, Infertility and Choice

I just started listening to Earwolf’s podcast, The Longest Shortest Time....more

#Microblog Mondays 100: Milestones and Commitments

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* If you read my blog years ago, you might remember that the twins had outlined several ways a person could die back when they were first learning about death....more

That Woman

In addition to driving myself mad whenever I misplace something in the house, I am equally bothered by being unable to name songs (thank you, Shazam, even if you don’t help with humming tunes out) or place people. The placing people thing really gets under my skin because solving the question means talking to the […] ...more

604th Friday Blog Roundup

We went to see the new Ghostbusters and LOVED it....more