Inspired at BlogHer14

BlogHer14 Was A Blast!! I went to BlogHer14 not really knowing anybody and a little nervous about whether I’d fit in. The whole experience was an exercise in trusting my gut, reaching out, making friends, and building connections. I left rejuvenated and doubly committed to making blogging an essential part of my life. I have SO MUCH […]

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BlogHer Voices of the Year

Just checked my email and found this little gem Congratulations!  You are being honored as a 2014 BlogHer Voice of the Year for the following post: “When You Were My Age“  And I’m a wee bit excited… When You Were My Age is about my dad, who I miss dearly, but has made me into the woman […]

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Ring My Bell!!!

  It’s time for BlogHer’s Voices of the Year. Click here to vote for my post: Won’t You Ring a Bell with Me? Readers may remember it’s a post about Santa and Sandy Hook… and how I struggled with explaining the truth about both of them to my 8-year-old daughter. On the same day. Some readers know that I’m […]

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When You Were My Age

A Boy and His Toy Gun

This is what I believed: You were on a secret mission for the government. You’d been selected because of your special military skills. You were undercover, top secret, incognito. Every once in a while, I’d see a man who looked a little bit like you. Was it you, so well-disguised? I knew you were watching […]

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