Taking What You Can Get From Rejection
By     |    Aug 11, 2013
Posted in: Little Lady, Writing     |    4 Comments

Taking What You Can Get From Rejection

“Take what you can and give nothing back.” This mantra stated by Captain Jack Sparrow and his loyal companion Mr. Gibbs in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean films sums up the movies as a whole. As pirates, Jack and Gibbs take whatever they can get and run with it. In a way, I think this motto can also apply to writers. While most of us are not saucy pirates who […]

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DIM Wedding (and I don’t mean low lighting)
By     |    Aug 9, 2013
Posted in: Budget, Budget Lady, DIY & Crafts, Family, Wedding     |    17 Comments

DIM Wedding (and I don’t mean low lighting)

Wedding! The one word that strikes fear in fathers and their bank accounts. I can’t even count the number of times my daughter assured her father and me that she would not be getting married. Even when she found—the one—they both agreed that marriage was not in their future. I believed her—sort of. Mostly I just hoped they would change their minds. Be careful what you wish for. They did, […]

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Family Closeness: How Do You Bridge Two Continents?
By     |    Aug 8, 2013
Posted in: Spirit Lady, Travel     |    16 Comments

Family Closeness: How Do You Bridge Two Continents?

Six. Weeks. My in-laws visited for six weeks! My two reactions: 1) Yay! I’ll have extra help and I can, thank you God, actually leave the house without a kid and an infant. Which equals freedom to write, freedom to visit friends, freedom to go grocery shopping without a million requests for snacks or toys. 2) Oh. That means I’m in charge of anticipating and fulfilling the needs of two […]

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Hiding My Dirty Laundry
By     |    Aug 7, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, DIY & Crafts, Family     |    17 Comments

Hiding My Dirty Laundry

I hate doing laundry! It’s the worst part of my week. With three kids and a husband the five of us make more dirty clothes than humanly possible. I am pretty sure my two girls change their outfits at least three times a day. Somehow we never have towels clean, although we probably have 40 in the house. I’ve had to use a green frog towel with a hood on […]

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Cell Phone Dilemma
By     |    Aug 6, 2013
Posted in: Parents and technology, Sandwich Lady     |    10 Comments

Cell Phone Dilemma

It was the Fourth of July. BTW, the following account is a typical day in my life as a member of the “Sandwich Generation.” (To find out more about this, click on Sandwich Lady in the sidebar.) I decided to take the kids (daughter 2 1/2; stepson 12 1/2) on my own to a community parade very close to my house. And although we live in the Midwest, it wasn’t […]

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New Contest – Win a free ebook of THE KINDLING
By     |    Aug 5, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady     |    1 Comment

New Contest – Win a free ebook of THE KINDLING

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A “Not-to-Do” List for Writers
By     |    Aug 5, 2013
Posted in: Writing     |    7 Comments

A “Not-to-Do” List for Writers

Everyone has a to-do list. I follow mine religiously. When I get all the boxes checked off for any given week, I feel fabulous. It’s such a great tool to help keep me clear about my goals for each week. But what about writing down a not-to-do list? I got this idea from Christine Kane’s blog post for entrepreneurs. It’s a great post, but I’ve decided to make my own […]

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