I Am: A Documentary Chock Full of Big Ideas
By     |    Sep 19, 2013
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I Am: A Documentary Chock Full of Big Ideas

As Spirit Lady, I love thinking about the nature of reality. Actually, I’m pretty okay with believing there are things that happen in this world that we will never understand. Mystery excites me instead of scaring me (like I think it does to many people). When authorities (like intellectuals, religious leaders, or scientists) come across with an “I know everything” attitude, I always think about all the people throughout history […]

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Should We Stop Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt?
By     |    Sep 17, 2013
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    20 Comments

Should We Stop Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt?

After overhearing a conversation between two men this morning in Panera Bread and experiencing a weird situation with my daughter in Penn Station at the end of last week, I, the Sandwich Lady, changed my post subject today. Instead of posting about a Sandwich Generation topic that most of you will relate to–helping my mom with her DVD player–I HAVE to blog about a different topic because it is near […]

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Inching Toward Your Writing Goals With 15 Minutes a Day by Shawndra Russell
By     |    Sep 14, 2013
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Inching Toward Your Writing Goals With 15 Minutes a Day by Shawndra Russell

Inching Toward Your Goals: For ANY writer writing ANYTHING! Guest post by Shawndra Russell ****Giveaway Alert! At the bottom of this wonderfully inspiring post about an easy way to increase your word count each day, Shawndra is giving away one e-copy of How To Become a Freelance Writer in 30 Days. Margo has had a chance to read the book, and it has some great tips for people who want […]

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Making Time to Write
By     |    Sep 11, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, Travel, Uncategorized, Writing     |    6 Comments

Making Time to Write

As a Busy Lady I have little time to write. With three kids; a sophomore in High School, a Kindergartener and a 3 yr. old, my time is limited already. Add in my full-time day job and my second business I own, I have less and less time to write. So where do I find time? I have learned that I cannot write when the kids are home. It’s too […]

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Making Tough Decisions as Part of the Sandwich Generation
By     |    Sep 10, 2013
Posted in: Dealing With Guilt, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    4 Comments

Making Tough Decisions as Part of the Sandwich Generation

Last week, I posted about guilt and the Sandwich Generation. (The Sandwich Generation is full of people who have young children at home whom they are caring for and parents who are starting to have health issues due to aging.) I wrote about the huge amount of guilt I felt this summer when I had to choose between helping take care of my mom or spending time with my immediate […]

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A DIY Journal Gift for the Writer Who Has Everything
By     |    Sep 9, 2013
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A DIY Journal Gift for the Writer Who Has Everything

Recently, I needed to give someone who I didn’t know a gift. I’d been invited to a double  high school/college graduation party. While I knew the oldest sister, I’d never officially met her younger sister. However, not wanting to be rude, I felt like I should still give them both a gift. The tricky part was figuring out a gift for the younger sister that wouldn’t come off as cheap, […]

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Bully: A Must Watch Film
By     |    Sep 5, 2013
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Spirit Lady, Uncategorized     |    10 Comments

Bully: A Must Watch Film

This month, I’m going to post on some eye-opening movies I’ve seen lately. Bully, a documentary, follows the stories of five families impacted by bullying. This movie brought up a lot of emotion for me. Things have most definitely escalated since I was in school, because I don’t remember kids killing themselves after months–or even years–of being bullied. And I definitely do not remember school officials turning a blind eye […]

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