Category: Just me

The Big Picnic

The statistics are sobering: 1 out of 400 children under 18 in the U.S. has diabetes, and nearly 1 in 3 is obese. Anyone who knows me at all knows that this issue hits home; as a mom who’s struggled with body issues and the effects of emotional eating, I’ve tried to raise my kids […]

Apps I Love for Type A Conference Prep

In less than a week I’ll be flying into Atlanta for the first time, and attending Type A Con for the first time. Excited doesn’t even really begin to cover it, especially since I have the distinct honor of being a finalist in the We Still Blog award ceremony, which will be held on Sunday […]

Listen to Your Mother Monday: Rebecca Soodak

Technically it’s still Monday, at least for the next ten minutes. I’m beginning to think I should have known better than to think I could interrupt an invoice day to make sure I had a post ready; but this is how much I love being able to share these videos every week. I don’t care […]

Listen to Your Mother Monday: Leslie Kohlmeyer

The cool thing about being a part of Listen to Your Mother was the instant addition of 13 new sisters. That’s truly how I began to see these women that I was lucky enough to share that stage with; each unique in her own way, each with a special talent or a distinctive way of […]

Listen to Your Mother Monday: Arnebya Herndon

I’ve never liked Mondays until now. Now, I have something to look forward to because it’s Listen to Your Mother Monday and I’m having such fun watching videos to find just the one I want to share each week. I found today’s video through a suggestion from my friend Greta, who was a fellow KC […]

Currently

Linking up with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop this week, and inspired by prompt 2: “Currently”. A simple list of things you’re currently feeling as seen at Sometimes Sweet. Currently… Reading. I wish I had a terrific list here, but I have more of a wish list. I just started Heft and The Book of Maybe. […]

Listen to Your Mother Monday: Katy Jacob

Well, the time is here. Listen to Your Mother videos are up on the Listen to Your Mother YouTube channel. I won’t lie and tell you that I’m thrilled that I’m on video, because, honestly, it makes me a little bit crazy. But what I am happy about is that I can see so many […]

Why I Want to Go to BlogHer13

Why do I want to go to BlogHer13? Oh, so many reasons. 1. Connections matter. There will be so many amazing people at BlogHer; some I’ve met, some I just admire from afar. There is something so magical that happens when I’m sharing space with people who understand why I blog, and BlogHer is the […]

ABC Old School Blogging

I don’t know about you, but I could use a little easy these days. So here we go, an easy old school blog list from Elaine via Shell. Wanna play? Copy the list, plug in your answers and share on your blog. I feel far too old to play the tag game, so I’m not; […]

I Almost Wish…Listen to Your Mother Let Down

So this is what let down feels like. Last Saturday I stood at a podium and shared my shame with 300 strangers and a handful of friends. I read a piece that’s been not quite 43 years in the making; a piece about my experience as my mother’s daughter and how she shaped me as […]

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I am a freelance writer, ghost author, editor and content strategist. I am a mother to three extraordinarily ordinary kids, the daughter of a genuinely good man, and an aspiring yogi, creative non-fiction and memoir addict, wanna-be world traveler, and work in progress. This is my personal blog.
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