#NaBloPoMo: Time for a Review

Time for a Review: NaBloPoMo 2016

When I did #NaBloPoMo last year, it was my first time, and I did it in part to see if I could (and would) write every single day. It was a great challenge, and similar to this year, I jumped in with both feet. I prepped WordPress with blanks, figured out where to go for Read More

Thou Shall Not Read the Comments - #NaBloPoMo

The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not Read the Comments

The 11th Commandment of Blogging is “Thou shall not read the comments.”  For the most part, the people who visit your own blog, and keep coming back for more, well, they’re your peeps.  I’m clearly not talking about them.  But when you post on a big sites like ScaryMommy, HuffPost or YourTango, you can bet 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

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Compassion is a Verb

As a writer, I’m very familiar with the ins and the outs of the language.  If you’re a writer too, you might be reading the title of my blog thinking, no it’s not – compassion is a noun.  It’s a feeling.  It’s not something you do. I’m here to tell you otherwise. A verb is Read More

Welcome to the Year I Turn 40!

Welcome to the Year I Turn 40!

It’s 2015.  I can’t believe it.  This is (duh…duh…duh…da!) the year that I’ll turn 40.  The big four-oh.  Over the hill.  One year closer to pushing up the daisies. Nah…I’m just kidding. I’m just turning forty. I’m not dead yet. I have friends who dread the passing of every year.  They dismay at each little Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

#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

6 Steps to Make More Time for Blogging

6 Steps to Make More Time for Blogging

I’ll admit it…mothering three kids and holding down a full time job and keeping up a blog is a bit more of a struggle then I’d anticipated.  My blog is suffering.  I’ve still got great ideas – but I have a new director who is offering me new opportunities (yes…that’s what I’m going to call Read More