Last Post For August’s BlogHer NaBloPoMo

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I couldn’t let the month end without saying thank you to BlogHer and the August NaBloPoMo. I wrote 19 out of the 31 days and learned something important. Even with the ADHD medication, I can’t do anything with that much consistency! More than that, I met a lot of great bloggers and got to read […]

My Favorite WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

Best WordPress Plugins for Blogs

One of the most popular platforms for blogging is WordPress. It is a program that is included free with most hosting plans and can be accessed through your cPanel and then going to Fantastico (a script library). You will see a list of different programs that can be installed on your site such as message […]

School and Ears and Silence, Oh My!

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Today was the first day back to school for my children. The twins started third grade and my oldest began middle school. This past week has been chaotic. It has been a whirlwind of loose leaf paper, duo-tang folders and #2 pencils. There have been haircuts for all and my daughter got her ears pierced. […]

8 Tips For Talking To Your Children About Sexual Abuse

Call National Sexual Abuse Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE

As parents, we are faced with more than a few challenging conversations with our children. Over the course of their childhood we address tough topics like drugs, alcohol, puberty, religion, bullying and dating. We might share some of our own pasts so they know that we draw our rules and recommendations from personal experience. One […]

Risk Reaching Out – Suicidal Thoughts

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…. The walls are thickening  around me. The bright yellow paneling almost puffs out yearning to swallow me whole. I lean back against the sink with one hand gripping the side of my head while the other is stretched out in protest. I notice that I can no longer hear the noises from the other […]

Why Is The Worst Food Always The Cheapest Food?

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I have a question for you. Why is the worst food always the cheapest food? I walked into my grocery store the other day and they have a good portion of their B1G1F (buy 1 get 1 free) items right up front. Instead of being excited, I became really sad because there was the proof […]

Portion Controlled Snacking

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In my attempts to eat healthier and lose weight, I continue to struggle with bad snacking habits. I get caught in my evening television time when the need to nosh is at its highest. Before summer started, I tried to keep to a *No Eating After 8:30* rule; it hasn’t been working. My husband has […]

A Day Off

Sometimes, even in the middle of the BlogHer NaBloPoMo, you need to take a day off. For me that is today. I have created 11 proper blog posts for every other day this month, but not today. I’m calling in sick. I have a headache. I won’t be making it in. Do I get docked […]