I'm Lucky: My Friends are Inspirational Women Authors

I’m Lucky: My Friends are Inspirational Women Authors

I bought a new notebook today. I’m usually very comfortable typing when I write, but I got a nostalgic yearning to put pen to paper. I don’t know if it’s just a summer mood – but I really needed to feel the nib of my pen digging into a virgin sheet of paper. It’s quite Read More

Crawl-A-Thon Doping Controversy 1

Crawl-A-Thon Doping Controversy

Mock Mom has reposted my very first satire piece.  It was based on a real case where a baby’s trophy in a crawling contest was taken away after he “scooted” instead of doing the typical bear crawl. And you thought Steve Harvey had a problem. Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to join our mailing Read More

NaBloPoMo in Review

NaBloPoMo in Review

NaBloPoMo is almost over – two more posts after this one.  I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on the new goals I’m setting coming out of it. Posting Posting every day is A LOT of work.  As much as I enjoyed the challenge of writing every day, nearing the end, I’ve found I’m Read More

Announcement:  I'm Entering #NaBloPoMo

Announcement: I’m Entering #NaBloPoMo (#amwriting!)

I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed the last year and a half or so. This whole project started for three reasons: I was home with a baby and my brain was starting to melt; Literally – I suffered a minor brain injury during the accident – after nine months at home, I was struggling Read More

A Blogiversary/Love AAF with DJ Lindsay Klein

A Blogiversary/Love AAF with DJ Lindsay Klein

I  know…I’m posting early – AAF is Ask Away Friday…but give me a little leeway – today marks one full year since the date of my first post. I’ve learned a lot in the past year about blogging, about community – and most importantly about myself.  I feel a lot more confident about writing.  I’ve worked Read More

Avoiding a Diagnosis: Providing the Tools to Combat Mental Illness

#AAF with Echo of Domain of the Mad Mommy

Well, 2014 is almost over.  And the promises of one of my favorite trilogies, Back to the Future, remain unfulfilled. This was the year we were supposed to have flying cars, hover skateboards and a revival of eighties fashion (ok…I’m not so worried about that last one). Get ready guys – it’s going to be Read More