Barista Busy Lady
By     |    Aug 22, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, DIY & Crafts, Writing     |    6 Comments

Barista Busy Lady

I can pretty much do anything but write these days. What is it with procrastination and crafts! I can’t stop myself sometimes. But, cute things happen when I get crafty. Here is my latest project. I posted, Hiding My Dirty Laundry, using half of an old dining table. Well – I had the other half of that table and wanted to use it. Our new house has a very large […]

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The Cry It Out Method Is Not For Grandparents
By     |    Aug 20, 2013
Posted in: Grandparents, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    15 Comments

The Cry It Out Method Is Not For Grandparents

Grandparents don’t like to listen to their grandbabies cry. Ever. I can understand this. I don’t particularly like to listen to my daughter cry either, and it’s very hard to practice “tough love.” It is especially hard when the first month of your newborn’s life is spent in the NICU. All you want is to bring that baby home, hold her, and never let her go. My husband and I […]

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Unlike Football, Writing Has No Season
By     |    Aug 19, 2013
Posted in: Sports, Writing     |    8 Comments

Unlike Football, Writing Has No Season

The excitement is growing in my home. Fall is almost here. That means the football season begins soon. You could make an argument that there aren’t regular seasons in my house. Instead, we recognize the passage of time as Football Season, Game of Thrones Season and Is There Football Yet? Season. My love for football began my freshman year of high school. The first game I went to was a […]

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Welcome, Claire Cook! (Interview and Fabulous Giveaway)
By     |    Aug 17, 2013
Posted in: Claire Cook, Interviews with Authors, Sandwich Lady, Writing     |    33 Comments

Welcome, Claire Cook! (Interview and Fabulous Giveaway)

The Lit Ladies are so excited to welcome bestselling author Claire Cook to our new blog to discuss her latest novel, Time Flies, and about writing in general! She is definitely a literary lady, and just wait until you hear her story! Best of all, if you enter our TIME FLIES giveaway with the Rafflecopter form below, you have a chance to win a hardback copy of TIME FLIES (U.S. […]

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To Pen or Not to Pen…That is the Question
By     |    Aug 16, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, Writing     |    9 Comments

To Pen or Not to Pen…That is the Question

That is a wonderful question and one I have struggled with for years. When I began writing I was certain I would use my real name. After all I wanted all my family and friends to see my name on a book. How awesome is that! I can’t tell you what is right and what is wrong, I will tell you my story of how I went from my real […]

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Kindergarten and Mommy’s Existential Crisis
By     |    Aug 15, 2013
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Spirit Lady     |    13 Comments

Kindergarten and Mommy’s Existential Crisis

My big boy starts Kindergarten today. Whooooppppeeee! Did I just write that? Oh yes I did. I am not one of those moms who will suffer from separation anxiety, but [sigh] I will probably cry because this is a big step. Since becoming a mom nearly six years ago, I have experienced the full spectrum of human emotion on the roller coaster called motherhood. Things I’ve given up: A career […]

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The Grandparent Syndrome
By     |    Aug 13, 2013
Posted in: Family, Grandparents, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    19 Comments

The Grandparent Syndrome

Maybe some of you, who are grandparents, can explain to me what happens to your brains when a grandchild is born? The only way you resemble the person you were before the grandchild is by physical appearance. You no longer act or even sound the same as you did, when you were parenting your own children. Trust me when I say, it’s even WORSE, when you are an only child […]

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