5 Unforgivable Sins Parents Make While Oversharing on Social Media

The day started out as it always did: coffee, email, phone messages, a quick Facebook scan…and then…what the heck? Staring at me, even before my coffee became cold, was post after post, and photo after photo, of sick, bloodied, and crying kids. The first was a blood-soaked bandage showing the actual lump removed from some childs’ head! I could have gone the rest of my life and would have been fine not seeing that. It is […]

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Does Your Writing Allow you to be a Risk Taker?

You sit down every day and with each key stroke, you pour your heart out.  But if you want to make a living out of it, you absolutely must take risks. If you do push the envelope, will you run the risk of losing your steady employment? The old expression, “Don’t quit your day job” plays over and over again. There are bills to pay and plenty of responsibilities. With a career in writing are […]

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Why Mom Bloggers Are Not Normal

This was not my ideal post for this week. No, on the contrary, I had something wild and crazy planned about how”Thanksgiving” is really just about the food and conflict. Most people go through the aggravation of traveling across the country at the busiest time of year only to get to their destination and find they should have stayed home in the first place. They eat too much, sit around on someone’s couch where feet […]

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The Ultimate Birthday Letter Cheat Sheet to a 16 Year-Old Girl

Right now, as of today, I am just 16, but if I were older, and I was going to write someone a letter on her 16th birthday, I might ask something like, “Where are you going, not now this minute, but later, where are you going in life”? From this picture, I might want to ask, “If it is only about the journey and not the destination, then which tickets do you plan to purchase […]

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So I’m A Terrible Parent–What’s Your Excuse? How Societal Norms Prevent Parent’s From Connecting With Each Other

This morning in my inbox, I was greeted with an email from an acquaintance who alluded to the fact that perhaps through social media my kidlet might need some positive influences which should come in the form of another teenager. Oh yes, good idea, that should work! Totally dumbfounded as I have not spoken with this person in months, I moved forward and checked it off as a parent who was in desperate need of […]

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