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A Lady in France : A Review

Jennie Goutet is not only my friend, but also the author of a brand new memoir: A Lady in France. Her book appealed to me on multiple levels, and I’ve always been drawn to Jennie’s openness and honesty when it … Continue reading

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Anxiety & Depression & Kids Are Exhausting

Act I, Scene I:  Our kitchen. Backpacks, papers, folders, and lunch boxes are everywhere. We’ve been home from school for approximately 26 minutes. “Mommy, I’m done, can you please sign my homework?” Abby asks. “I wanna play outside.” “Yeah, just … Continue reading

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Just Write: Waving the White Flag

I’m linking up today with Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write.   the last few months have been really rough. it’s been a personal victory to come off of all those meds. to be rid of the evil benzos, to … Continue reading

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How Brave Are You?

I’m linking up today with Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write.   Many of you know I’ve been dealing with depression and withdrawal side effects from the medications I’ve been taking. It’s tough, but I’m staying strong. My husband … Continue reading

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The Courage to Call Myself a Writer: Stevie Huscroft

            Stevie, short for Stephanie, is a self-proclaimed coffee addict, wife, and mother to three fur babies that have taken over her heart and home.  A lover of words and yoga, she blogs at Joy … Continue reading

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Sea of Solitary : Michael Lombardi

              In his own words, Michael Lombardi says: When I’m not defending the streets of Gotham under cover of night, I’m a stay-at-home dad to two dogs and one human. I’m in my early … Continue reading

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I Ain’t No Wonder Woman

Joining Jana today for my Stream of Consciousness (#SOC) post. I’m not following her prompt, however. Sorry, Jana! Maybe next week, ok? I profess a profound love for all things Wonder Woman, as many of you know, and I’m passing … Continue reading

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BlogHer, Here I Come!

Please excuse the ringing phone and answering machine in the background. Oops. Check out the post/vlog via Fadra Nally I mentioned HERE.  

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Confessions From a Neurotic BlogHer Newbie

I’m hooking up today with Jana about BlogHer, the upcoming conference I’ll be attending with 4,500 other bloggers. I have killer roommates: Elaine, Jennifer, and Tracy. I just hope they don’t hate me after two hours. Fortunately Elaine has roomed with … Continue reading

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Things I’m Afraid to Tell You.

Both Robin Farr of Farewell, Stranger and Tracie Nall of From Tracie wrote posts entitled Things I’m Afraid To Tell You (hashtag #TIATTY on Twitter) and inspired me.  I read both yesterday. Robin and Tracie were incredibly bold and I thought … Continue reading

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