June 2012


Today’s guest post comes from best selling author Barbara Conelli. Everyone who comments will receive a downloadable giftbag, and one lucky winner will receive a free t-shirt! Don’t miss out! Comment below. If you have ever dreamed of writing a book or accomplishing any huge goal, I think you will find this inspiring.

Learn to Shut Up Your Dream Poopers

Dream Pooper is a double-faced creature who often sounds concerned and tries to convince you she acts in your best interest. (“Are you sure this is good for you? You should be cautious. Life’s tough. Be happy with what you have and play it safe. There are kids in Somalia dying of hunger and you’re frivolous enough to write a book? How selfish of you! Who do you think you are?”)

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Dislocation, strains, tears, and other ouchies

June 22, 2012
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I have not made this public knowledge for fear of concerning my husband who is currently out-of-state, but now that help has arrived in the form of my in-laws I can come clean… I have been slinged. Tweet

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The art of loving life

June 18, 2012
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My 4-year-old amazes me. He is full of dances and songs for every occasion from wiping his bottom to velcroing his shoe “all bys myself” to his favorite show coming on TV. Even on my worst days, his laughter will make me smile. He has an art to loving his life, and it is contagious. […]

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Three truths of parenting

June 15, 2012
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I have learned that there are very few undeniable truths in life. What is true for you may be arguable to me and vice versa. After spending eight years looking for advice from others on everything from breast versus bottle to disposable versus washable to teaching boys to pee sitting versus standing, I have finally […]

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Penny pincher reaps reward

June 11, 2012
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My 8-year-old daughter has saved every dollar for almost a year with one goal in mind: buying a TV for her room. This weekend she had her chance to reap that reward. Of course, nothing is ever THAT easy when kids are involved. Tweet

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E-reading basics

June 8, 2012
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I have had several questions posed about how to purchase and read an ebook if you don’t have an ereader since my collection of short stories, “Meet the Roberson Ladies” debuted. Here are the “how-tos” of downloading and reviewing. Tweet

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All-in approach to summer learning

June 5, 2012
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Have you ever seen Fear Factor? You know those freak contestants that climb into the bin of snakes, eat roaches, and tight rope walk between sky scrapers? That is the perfect example of the “all in” mentality that has run my life. Summer planning for my kids is no different. Tweet

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