Everything Else I Need to Think About Swearing I Learned from the WordPress Community

Whew! That title is a doozie. With all the confessions and boasts of prodigious swearers in the crowd I am beginning to suspect that most bloggers must be pirates. Nevertheless, between and among the comments on my recently Freshly Pressed post … Continue reading Everything Else I Need to Think About Swearing I Learned from the WordPress Community

Today’s Charlotte Woman Essay: Thanks for Not Cooking

This is my essay about the time I swore off cooking for Thanksgiving. It’s actually more about my long-standing hate relationship with the kitchen. I was excited to learn this essay would go into the November issue of Today’s Charlotte Woman partially because it was a magazine I had not yet worked with and partially because it was an essay that had nothing to do with parenting. It’s true I’ve collected more stories and perspectives on life since becoming a parent than I have from any other 3-year initiative, but I was looking for an outlet for other stories that … Continue reading Today’s Charlotte Woman Essay: Thanks for Not Cooking

Little Ones Magazine Article: Unconditional Friends: Local Puppy’s Story Inspires Friendship and Acceptance

Check out this link for a story about a 2-year-old puppy who lives with disabilities, but is using those to bridge the gap between children with disabilities and typical children. His story, Bean is Born, and the work of Charlie and Sandy Petrizzo at Project 2 Heal, are examples of innovative goodness. I have been quite fortunate to work frequently this past year with Little Ones Magazine and when the editor offered me another assignment – in an area that I have zero experience with – I was intrigued and challenged. Putting the piece together was an exercise in mental gymnastics … Continue reading Little Ones Magazine Article: Unconditional Friends: Local Puppy’s Story Inspires Friendship and Acceptance