Guilt and The Sandwich Generation
By     |    Sep 3, 2013
Posted in: Aging, Dealing With Guilt, Family, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    14 Comments

Guilt and The Sandwich Generation

Guilt–it’s more than a four-letter word (since it has 5 letters), but in all seriousness, guilt is one of those things that I experience a lot as both a mother and the only daughter of my parents in their mid-70s. I’m sure many of you experience mommy or daddy-guilt–when your child wants you to do something with him or her, and you have to mow the lawn, pay the bills, […]

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Copyright and the Web: Internet Images Are Not Free
By     |    Aug 31, 2013
Posted in: Guest Blog, Writing     |    11 Comments

Copyright and the Web: Internet Images Are Not Free

Attorney Paul Lesko writes about the copyright issues that surround using images from the Internet in blog posts. It happens a lot. I’m out with friends, and someone mentions I’m an intellectual property litigator. Someone then invariably says they are rampantly violating someone else’s copyright. It’s not said that way; it’s more innocuous…something like, “For my website, I use images that I find on others’ websites.” I hear this, cringe, […]

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Young Adult Novel Contest: Win Taste Test
By     |    Aug 30, 2013
Posted in: Cooking, Family, Fiore Kelly, Interviews with Authors, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Writing     |    No Comments

Young Adult Novel Contest: Win Taste Test

Happy Labor Day weekend! Here at the Lit Ladies, we are all gearing up to have a super fabulous holiday weekend. But we wanted to let you know about a really awesome honorary Lit Lady who has her first YA novel out. Sandwich Lady got to interview Kelly Fiore about Taste Test over at WOW! Women On Writing. Kelly is offering one book to a lucky winner. In her interview, […]

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Awesome Chairs for Your Derrière
By     |    Aug 28, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, DIY & Crafts, Family     |    6 Comments

Awesome Chairs for Your Derrière

Hi there… I am super busy so this will be a short post. My entire family is coming in town for Labor Day and I am trying to decorate my house. Now – I am a total freak and need to have everything so super cute. I am a Martha Stewart want-to-be…I’ll admit it. So today I will show you how to change old (like 13 ys) chairs into new […]

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I’m Beat (Oh AND Winner Announced)
By     |    Aug 27, 2013
Posted in: Claire Cook, Family, Grandparents, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    13 Comments

I’m Beat (Oh AND Winner Announced)

I’m beat. Hence the title of this blog post. I suppose we all feel like this sometimes, so hopefully you’ll be nodding your head along with me, and maybe even share a little of your own story below. This is not what I had planned to blog about today. I had been preparing all week to post about my first serious Sandwich Generation (SG) topic–guilt. The guilt I’m talking about […]

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The Great Cake Pop Catastrophe
By     |    Aug 25, 2013
Posted in: Cooking, Little Lady     |    5 Comments

The Great Cake Pop Catastrophe

Cake pops. Little balls of fun made from cake and melted chocolate. The process is simple. You bake a cake, mash it into little balls, put sticks in each ball, dip them in melted chocolate, put them in the freezer, and—tada! Cake pops. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. About a week ago my friend Allie and I endeavored to make cake pops for our friend Ryan’s birthday. Neither of us had […]

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Birthing a Baby Boomer
By     |    Aug 23, 2013
Posted in: Aging, Baby Boomer Lady, Family, Uncategorized     |    8 Comments

Birthing a Baby Boomer

Budget Lady has morphed into Baby Boomer Lady. Excuse my transition but Baby Boomer Lady really fits me better and covers a larger scope of things I want to share with you. Baby Boomers were born between the years 1946 and 1964 in what was called the Post-World War II baby boom. Soldiers came home from war, life resumed, and thanks to the G. I. Bill suburbia was born. The […]

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