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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     |    1 Comment

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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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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How Accidental Lessons Change My Life by David W. Berner
By     |    Dec 2, 2014
Posted in: Books, David W. Berner, Guest Blog, Parenting, Writing     |    2 Comments

How Accidental Lessons Change My Life by David W. Berner

“How Accidental Lessons Change My Life” by David W. Berner I was scheduled to read from Any Road Will Take You There–my latest memoir–at a literary event recently, and Mike O’Mary of Dream of Things Publishing introduced me to the crowd. He had some very nice words to say about my work. But of all that he mentioned, one particular thing made the most impact on me. “David writes a […]

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Memoir Writer Paige Strickland on Her Book About Adoption

Memoir Writer Paige Strickland on Her Book About Adoption

Today, we welcome Paige Strickland to discuss her memoir, Akin to the Truth, while she is on her WOW! Women On Writing blog tour.  This is a beautiful book about Paige’s search for her biological parents. We talk a lot about strong women on this blog–Paige is one of the strongest. Memoir writers are sharing a piece of their soul with the world–and Paige does that in her book. Here’s […]

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Helping Out a Family in Need After a Tragedy
By     |    Aug 5, 2014
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    1 Comment

Helping Out a Family in Need After a Tragedy

I am in a wonderful mom’s group in St. Louis called MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). One of the moms in the group had a friend who recently died after being stung by bees. Here are some Facebook posts that really touched my heart and many others. “Sarah and Eric Harkins are in desperate need of our prayers. Sarah, who is 5 months pregnant with the Harkins’ 5th child was stung […]

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Project Unbreakable Is Something We All Should Read
By     |    Jul 8, 2014
Posted in: Advocating, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    No Comments

Project Unbreakable Is Something We All Should Read

I’ve said it about many issues in the world–education is the key. You can start solving many unbelievable problems in the world by educating yourself and your family. If we choose to turn our heads or let someone else deal with the problem, you can guarantee it will continue.  This is why I am discussing Project Unbreakable today. What is it? Project Unbreakable is a blog on tumblr.com. Here’s what […]

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