Blissdom 2010 recap

First some housekeeping notes. Unfortunately, this post is going to be a little LONG, it is hard to recap several days in a single post without it getting a long (as you know from my Paris Road Trip Reports). So before I get into this post I just wanted to tell you a few things. That way if you don't want to read the recap, you will still get this info. First, it would be really great if you … [Read more...]

Guest post: 11 ways to get through the holidays without fantasizing about divorce

I found Alisa Bowman's blog Project Happily Ever After from the comments section of one of Problogger's 31DBBB posts.  The name of her blog struck my interest, I read a few of her posts and I liked what I saw. Alisa is the co-author and ghost writer of 6 NY Times best sellers (impressive!); the editor of 13 publications (how does she find the time?); the former senior editor Runner's World … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #4 – double edition!

Since I was out of town last Saturday and unable to really be online to read and tell you about my six favorite posts of the prior week, I am doing a double edition this week!  Yesterday was my off Friday, so I started reading blog posts in my reader at 6:00 a.m. (still have some lingering jet lag) and by 3:00 p.m. I was done!  Whew you guys were busy while I was away! And let me tell you, even … [Read more...]

Saturday Six – First Edition

Some of my bloggy friends do various variations of weekly posts that highlight their favorite reads of the week.  I really like it and have decided to try out my own version. I am a big fan of alliteration so I choose Saturday Six.  I know.  I am lame, but you love me anyway!  This allows me a chance to take a writing break while highlighting posts that I really enjoyed this week. So here … [Read more...]

Do online relationships translate offline

Yes. They. Do. I had already had the experience of meeting people at a blogging conference and clicking and then continuing the relationship online.  I met blogging buddies  (whom I refer to as "my Iowa gals")  Paula and Jody, at Blissdom in February, and they continue to be my buds. Last weekend at Type-A-Mom we re-connected again and had the most amazing evening together at a fabulous … [Read more...]