Blogs I Like: The Embarrassing Side Effects of Having Recently Read “The Hunger Games”

The Embarrassing Side Effects of Having Recently Read "The Hunger Games".   In short, this was and is me.  I read all three of the Hunger Games series in a week.  I took them with me to the kitchen to cook. I took them to bed to read while annoying my husband with the light…

Blogs I Like: Ten things I`ve learnt from being a WordPress blogger

Ten things I`ve learnt from being a WordPress blogger. First of all, I love the title of this blog - The Skinny Jeans and Starbucks Chronicles.  This sounds like me right there without even having to read it.  Second of all, this particular post offers some truths you might uncover yourself as a blogger or…

Blogs I Like: Pinterest is killing you softly with its song

Pinterest is killing you softly with its song. I am also a Pinterest semi-addict, and even I can recognize some of the things in this blog.  However, it is fun to get ideas and to look/dream about what you could possibly have or do.  I have done some of the recipes, crafts, and decor ideas…

Lots of readers!

Over 3,600 views - woo hoo!  I love the responses, the comments, and the acknowledgements - keep them coming.  If you are reading this, thank you.  Thank you for taking the time to read this, for the support, and for the hope you give to this struggling writer/student/wife/mom.  You are amazing!

Blogs I Like: Yes, they are ALL mine! Answers to those rude questions about large families!

I grew up in a large family, so my parents and even us kids received some of these questions.  I particularly like the "Boy, you have your hands full!" comment, which I get myself with three small children.  Duh, I have my hands full - thank God you are there to point it out for…

Blogs I Like: Losing Yourself and Finding Some Chocolate: Beating the Writer’s Block

Losing Yourself and Finding Some Chocolate: Beating the Writer's Block.   This particular blog described how I feel often - I write so much and for so many different reasons that when I sit down to write for my own enjoyment or satisfaction, I usually end up stumped.  I once had a writer's block for…

Hot off the presses!

This blog is published!  Thanks to the letters to the editor that my mom and sister wrote to the Quad City Times, the newspaper in our hometown with a large circulation.  Here is the link for the letter Elizabeth wrote: http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag/family-shows-strength-during-soldier-s-th-tour/article_25f1c4b0-44a1-11e1-8f10-0019bb2963f4.html   Here is the editorial that was published because of her letter.  A couple…

Day 14: a philosophical Saturday

Today started with a very early morning, a big breakfast, and sending Anya's friend home to officially end the sleepover.  The girls, all four of them, decided to wake up at 6:00 am this morning (I really need to teach Anya about proper sleepover etiquette.  You never wake up that early after a sleepover, especially…