Tag Archives: childhood

Redux: Giving Up the Good Girl

**I’ve been having a bit of a dry spell here on the blog, so today I’m taking an old post & revamping it. Hope you enjoy! What do you do when your writing well runs dry, or you don’t have … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

 Today I’m linking up with Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write. I went roller skating last week for the first time in 20-25 years. Saying that makes me feel old. Someone commented about how the carpet never changes … Continue reading

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Mean Girls Already?

Bullying has been on my mind. It’s all over the news, in the media, in the Diary of a Wimpy kid book someone checked out from the library last week. I’ve dealt with it myself, and had my first experience … Continue reading

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Why Do You Write?

          My mind immediately flashes to images of Anne Shirley and Jo March when I think of a writer. I loved them when I was a child (I still love them), and I remember cheering when … Continue reading

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And Your TRUTH Shall Set You Free.

            Deborah Cruz, better known as @TruthfulMommy, authors the often hilarious, sometimes make you cry, always brutally honest parenting site The TRUTH about Motherhood. She is the wife to her best friend, a writer, and … Continue reading

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In the Dark of Night

Today I am linking up with The Lightning & the Lightning-Bug for the prompt, “In the Dark of Night.” ************************************************** I tiptoe in to check on you, five crumpled dollar bills in my fist. You sleep hard, tangled up in sheets, … Continue reading

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Where I’m From–New Orleans

Looking for my Storkie giveaway? CLICK HERE! I found this writing excercise via Galit Breen’s blog, These Little Waves, and she got it from Mama Kat. It’s been on my mind for awhile, but I’ve been distracted. Now it’s time. … Continue reading

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Today Call Me Honored.

Today I’m honored to welcome my one of my bloggy crushes, Julie Gardner, of By Any Other Name. Julie is a writer, a mom to two children and some canines, and is a lover of books, tortilla chips and mascara. … Continue reading

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I Remember

Linking up with Denise of Musings de Mommy for an “I remember” post. I remember my metal Wonder Woman lunch box with the matching thermos. Long gone now and sad I didn’t save it, because some days I sure could use a little Wonder … Continue reading

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The Hair is Just Not Fair.

Today I’m doing The Red Dress Club prompt: jealousy. We all have it. We all feel it. Now we’d like you to write about it. We’ll leave it open: you can write about something/someone you envy, a time when jealousy … Continue reading

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