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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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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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Am I Writing A Realistic Teen Relationship?
By     |    Dec 9, 2014
Posted in: Publishing, Romance, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    No Comments

Am I Writing A Realistic Teen Relationship?

A couple weeks ago, I put up a post about middle-grade and YA needing romance story lines. I got some great comments including this one from my Facebook friend, Debbi: “I don’t think it’s required. I think it would really help young teen girls to have strong female characters whose story isn’t mainly about romance or thinking about boys. But if it’s going to be part of the story it […]

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Picture Book About Muhammad Yunus Brought Tears to My Eyes
By     |    Dec 8, 2014
Posted in: Guest Blog, Publishing, Reviews, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    2 Comments

Picture Book About Muhammad Yunus Brought Tears to My Eyes

I am so honored to welcome picture book biography author Paula Yoo to the Lit Ladies today. She has written a beautiful book, Twenty-two Cents, about Muhammad Yunus and his work in Bangladesh to help people borrow money, as low as 22 cents, and pay it back without huge interest rates. His inspiration came from the poverty he witnessed as a child in Bangladesh because before he started his village bank, […]

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