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Added by Dysfunction Junction on March 11, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments
It was Wednesday when M started to develop a cough. Thursday L wanted to nap, my girls rarely nap! Friday L napped for a little more than 2 hours. Lots of coughing Friday night! Saturday we spent the day at my sister and brother in law's house. I was treating their cough, they played well AND had a lot of fun. Saturday night M threw up from all of the coughing and was crazy hot. She had a fever!! Sunday morning both girls woke up in good moods, playing and everything. It was going to be 70…Continue
Added by Elaine on March 11, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments
I have been reading quite frequently these days and wanted to share another great book with my followers. I downloaded “Long Time Coming” by Edie Claire on e-book and I loved this book from the very start. Joy decides to return to her hometown of Wharton when her father’s illness forces her to return. She left the town of Wharton over 18 years ago, shortly after her best friend Jenny was killed in a horrific car accident just a few days after senior prom. After graduation, Joy high…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 7, 2013 at 11:06pm — No Comments
M had been potty trained for a month now. Wearing big girl panties with only two accidents the first week and perfect all of the rest! She loves her pretty Tinkerbell big girl panties and of course, she wants to wear them to bed too. L went through this; her wearing her Minnie Mouse panties was big stuff and she also wanted to wear them at night. I am able to rationalize with them on why they can't do this right now. I explain that the day will come when they can wear these big girl panties…Continue
Added by Elaine on March 3, 2013 at 10:26pm — No Comments
Through my own (miss)adventures down the rabbit hole and the multiple journeys back, I have gotten to know NEDA. NEDA is the official Eating Disorder Association and it is wonderful. Over the years I have been…Continue
Added by Melinda Ralph-Solebello on February 25, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments
Body Confidence http://www.thesaplingstories.com/body-confidence/
- That’s kind of an oxymoron to me… Mix in a young child and the prospect of instilling this illusive psyche and well, that thought alone is more than a little…Continue
Added by Melinda Ralph-Solebello on February 24, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments
I thought it would be a great idea to try out a Pinterest find I call “Bubble Art”. We always have bubbles on hand and plenty of construction paper… But we were short on food coloring. I had the bright idea to improvise with my daughter’s water colors. I mean, it should work, right? Yeah, not so…Continue
Added by Melinda Ralph-Solebello on February 9, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments
It may not be January anymore, but it’s always a good time forreflection. I am a serial list maker and given how fast time goes by, I feel it is absolutely necessary to stop and remember the past, ponder the future, and savor the…Continue
Added by Melinda Ralph-Solebello on February 9, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments
The other day I was reading a blog post from one of my favorite blogs, Just Mildly Medicated, that was about the Liebster Award. I had never heard of it before and, luckily, she explained it in her post. As I scrolled down the page, I came to the part where she gets to pass the torch on to other bloggers who are deemed worthy of the award. Then I saw my blog...
My blog. My barely there, baby blog. I can't believe it. I am so incredibly honored to receive the Liebster Award. I am…
Added by Melinda Ralph-Solebello on February 1, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Added by Janeane Davis on January 26, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments
I write to you today from my treadmill where I am attempting to walk off some anxiety and to make sense of why cancer exists. Once again our family has come face to face with it and I know that it has impacted your lives too.…Continue
I'm spending time each week recounting childhood memories in my posts. This particular memory involved fainting and my favorite flavors of ice cream........
When I was about 9 years old, I fainted at the local Thrifty store.
I had just finished my softball practice in the blistering summer sun, and my Mom took me to our local Thrifty store, so that I could grab a cone of double chocolate malted crunch and pistachio ice…Continue
Added by Melinda Sanders on October 11, 2012 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Previously posted on Tales From The Motherland.
This is a very different story than the one I wrote about our beloved dog Callie, who died two years ago at 15 (read This Is Not Just a Tail, But a True Love Story). This is a love story that's just starting. We are in the dating and mad about each other…Continue
Added by Dawn Quyle Landau on October 9, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
This post is for all of the writers out there. It is 11:15pm. I should be in bed. I really need the sleep. The house is quiet and my husband and kids are all fast asleep. I am downstairs. I couldn't resist. Sitting on the sofa with my computer on my lap. Typing quietly and quite contentedly spilling thoughts from my head.
I have a confession. I have an addiction. I love to write. It haunts my days and taunts my nights. All I want to do is find a quiet corner. I'll spend…Continue
Added by Wendy McCance on September 9, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments
new post on The Authentic Life Blog
The Glorious Money Tree Chapter Eleven by Jennifer Jo Fay (fiction)Continue
Added by Jennifer Jo Fay on August 21, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments
new post on The Authentic life Blog
The Glorious Money Tree Chapter Ten by Jennifer Jo Fay (fiction)
Children's fantasy but also a novel for adults.Continue
Added by Jennifer Jo Fay on August 20, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments
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Should You Publish if it is going to be harmful?
These were some flowers outside my hotel in California last year when I went out there last summer to pitch my first mystery novel, Black Roses to movie producers. I was…Continue
Added by Jennifer Jo Fay on August 19, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments
Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books as bedtime stories for his children? And that quite a bit of his muses were his wife and kids? While his books are serious but with touches of wonder and beauty, I have to wonder what kinds of dreams his kids had falling asleep hearing him tell these stories.
The same with The Chronicles of Narnia. And most of the stories…Continue
Added by Abigail Maxwell on July 25, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
Remember that story about the kiddo?
Being Green with a Vengeance, that is.
I submitted it to someone trying to get a publishing company up and running and they are using it for their first book!!! They also asked me for another one.…
Added by Amy Bliss on July 17, 2012 at 5:33am — No Comments
Yesterday I came across a “philosophy” that is frequently attributed to Charles Schultz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip. I would like to share it with you because it is simple and profound. And it will make you feel good. I call it the Feel-Good Quiz.
Now, you don’t actually have to…Continue
Added by Saskia Roell on July 2, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments