E-Books or Paper? 

E-Books or Paper? 

I know a lot of my writer friends would answer this question differently. The prompt for today asks if I would give up all of my paperbacks for digital. While I know that my electronic device is not exactly safe for the environment, it pains me at work when someone prints something and then just Read More

Remembering to be Thankful After a Rough Week 

Remembering to be Thankful After a Rough Week 

Sorry…you were probably hoping for the final instalment in my post series. I just couldn’t today. Tomorrow though. I promise. For today I’m going to jump into ten things of thankful. I need to remember what wonderous things there are in this world.  Because after a rough week, one has to really take the time Read More

3 Things a Resourceful Single Mom Can Do For Extra Cash

3 Things a Resourceful Single Mom Can Do For Extra Cash

Post break-up, there’s a ton of things that you’ll suddenly have full responsibility for, and your cash situation will stretch thinner by the day. If you’re smart, you’ll take that extra time you have while the kids are with your ex to figure out how to make extra money. Sell Your Stuff One thing I Read More

Nighttime Snack

Nighttime Snack

The prompt today is fears and phobias. And Wednesdays are Haiku days on Live By Surprise for the entire month of November. So I’ve added the two together—because one of my phobias relates to the urban legend that suggests that you eat eight spiders every year while you’re sleeping. The Backstory When we were in Holland Read More

Finding the Black Sheep 1

Finding the Black Sheep

In researching my family tree, I’ve found that I come from the salt of the earth. But I’ve also found that when you’re digging sometimes you find dirt. I’ve been researching my family tree since before my eldest was born. I discovered some online resources, and connected with distant family members in far off lands. (OK, Read More