What Does it Mean to Be Strong?
By     |    Jan 27, 2015
Posted in: Sandwich Lady, Strong and special kids, Strong Girls and Women     |    2 Comments

What Does it Mean to Be Strong?

The second part of my new tagline is Be Strong. What does it mean to BE STRONG? To my four-year-old, it probably means someone who is able to lift really heavy stuff. That might even be what my stepson (14) would think, too. But this is something we say to people who are going through turmoil and tough life events: “You are so strong.” “Use your inner strength.” “Be strong.” […]

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Be Unique
By     |    Jan 20, 2015
Posted in: Books, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Strong and special kids, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    No Comments

Be Unique

The first part of my new tagline is BE UNIQUE. I think it is possibly one of the hardest things to do in a world where people who are truly unique are often criticized, bullied, and in some places–ostracized. But let’s look at it on even a smaller scale. What happens to kids and teens who do not fit the mold of what everyone else is doing? We don’t have […]

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My New Tagline: What do you think?
By     |    Jan 13, 2015
Posted in: Sandwich Lady, Self Improvement, Writing     |    3 Comments

My New Tagline: What do you think?

This past weekend, I updated my website and created a new tagline, which will hopefully focus all these blog posts I do over here–I really appreciate all the comments here, on Facebook, and on Twitter about setting boundaries, trust, stress, speaking out and being part of the Sandwich generation as well as young adult  novels and writing in general. But now in 2015, I think I have a tag line […]

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Getting Sidetracked From Setting Boundaries: Talking Trust
By     |    Jan 6, 2015
Posted in: Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady, Self Improvement, Strong Girls and Women     |    2 Comments

Getting Sidetracked From Setting Boundaries: Talking Trust

I was getting ready to write a post about love and setting boundaries. (Stay tuned–this very important post may make it up next week.) I was looking for this quote I remember: Love knows no boundaries, or something like that, but couldn’t find it. (BTW, do you know it? If so, PLEASE put it in the comments or a link to it. I will be eternally grateful.) I was going […]

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Setting Boundaries: It’s the holidays
By     |    Dec 23, 2014
Posted in: Health, Parenting, Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady, Uncategorized     |    6 Comments

Setting Boundaries: It’s the holidays

This morning, I was behind someone’s grandma (you’ll see why I call her that in a minute) at Panera Bread, and she knew the cashier personally. As they were wrapping up the order, Grandma says to Cashier, “So, are you going to spend Christmas with that grandson of yours?” Cashier says, “Well, they’re with his mom’s side of the family this year.” Grandma says, “Oh yes, I know that well. […]

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Setting Boundaries: Why Is It Hard?

Setting Boundaries: Why Is It Hard?

I seem to be asking a lot of questions lately–hard questions that don’t have easy answers, like the post about whether books need romance or at the very least, realistic teen romance. Why is realistic romance important? Now, I’m on to boundaries. This is actually a topic near and dear to my heart because I AM TERRIBLE AT SETTING BOUNDARIES. I set a boundary. Someone will break it, and I […]

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Debut Author Maggie Adams
By     |    Dec 12, 2014
Posted in: Books, Interviews with Authors, Publishing, Writing     |    2 Comments

Debut Author Maggie Adams

Today we offer a big Lit Ladies welcome to Maggie Adams. Maggie’s debut novel Whistlin’ Dixie (a Tempered Steel novel) released November 30th and is available on Amazon.com. Maggie will be giving away an eBook copy of Whistlin’ Dixie. Tell us in the comments below what prompts you to buy a book. Is it the cover? Title? Back cover copy? The first page? Word of mouth? We’ll draw a winner […]

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