Archive from February, 2014
Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Body
By     |    Feb 20, 2014
Posted in: Aging, Family, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    10 Comments

Stress Busters for Moms and Writers: Body

Have the planets aligned in a certain dysfunctional pattern or is the winter blahs just hitting everyone harder this year? My peeps are seriously stressed. I swear if I hear “polar vortex” one more time I’m gonna karate chop the TV. Whatever the reason for everyone’s depression, lack of energy, and overall bad mood, I thought it would be the perfect time to pep you up with some of my […]

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Editing with the Shrunken Manuscript
By     |    Feb 19, 2014
Posted in: Busy Lady, Editing, Uncategorized, Writing     |    6 Comments

Editing with the Shrunken Manuscript

I read a great blog post this week, “How to Revise You Manuscript at a Glance” by Darcy Pattison at www.writetodone.com. It outlined how to print your manuscript – mark it up – and see where you need work. Please go to this link to read the entire article by Darcy: www.writetodone.com/resise-novel-glance/ Now that you have the gist from reading her article, here is how I used the Shrunken Manuscript […]

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Top Ten Things I Worried About as The Mother of An Infant
By     |    Feb 18, 2014
Posted in: Family, Humor, Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady, What to REALLY worry about     |    10 Comments

Top Ten Things I Worried About as The Mother of An Infant

Mothers worry. I guess fathers do, too, but it’s a different kind of worry. I think my husband would not have worried about anything to do with our daughter during her first year of life, unless I told him to. I would say things like, “We need to worry about this. We need to discuss this. We need to figure this out.” His usual response was: “I don’t remember any […]

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The Abstract Idea of Cats
By     |    Feb 9, 2014
Posted in: Humor, Little Lady     |    2 Comments

The Abstract Idea of Cats

  My relationship with cats has not always been a merry one. In fact, a recent conversation with a friend in the back of class summed up my entire relationships with the species. We were discussing the approaching Valentine’s day and she was commenting that: “I’m always going to be alone. It’ll just be me and my eighty-seven cats.” “Wow, you really like cats that much?” I asked. “Well, I […]

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My Experience with World Religion: Judaism
By     |    Feb 6, 2014
Posted in: Spirit Lady, Travel     |    2 Comments

My Experience with World Religion: Judaism

Judaism. Of all the faiths, it seems like the Jews have had the toughest go of it with regards to religious freedom. Throughout ancient history and into the modern day, the Jewish people have faced persecution and have even had to fight for their lives. All for being Jewish. Which brings me to a very humbling experience that I had at a place where that sort of persecution happened to […]

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Why Smart Kids Worry: And What Parents Can Do to Help (Book Review)
By     |    Feb 4, 2014
Posted in: Books, Family, Parenting, Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady, What to REALLY worry about     |    8 Comments

Why Smart Kids Worry: And What Parents Can Do to Help (Book Review)

Since I’m thinking a lot about this “worry” topic, especially as it pertains to parents and kids, this book popped out at me when I was at the library. So, I read it and reviewed it, and here it is. I would love to know what you think–do you think we are creating a society of worried kids? Is there too much information they are bombarded with? If you live […]

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