Category: Blogging

Star Wars The Force Awakens Set Visit: The Day Katie Flew The Millennium Falcon

Star Wars The Force Awakens Set Visit: The Day Katie Flew The Millennium Falcon
An epic behind-the-scenes Star Wars story . . . Background: The Post That Launched A Thousand Geeks. When my oldest daughter, Katie, was in the first grade, she picked out a Star Wars water bottle and a Star Wars backpack to bring to school.  An ordinary decision, the same one made by a crop of... Read more »

Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable

Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable
The first year that I ran my series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 3 Days, it featured twenty-nine positive, hopeful stories and one critical, unhappy story. I was scared to publish even that one negative story. I was afraid of what might happen; I was worried that it would upset adoptive parents to read about an... Read more »

Today is Donna Day! Remembering a 4-yr-old bright light.

Today is Donna Day! I think about Donna all the time.  Perhaps it is because I am on the third round of raising a four-year-old girl, and Donna was a four-year-old girl when she died of a rare brain tumor called a papillary meningioma. I think about my now four-year-old, Cleo, and it is incomprehensible... Read more »
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Mommy Blogging to Success Tip #1: Don’t Step On Other Women As You Climb To the Top

Mommy Blogging to Success Tip #1: Don’t Step On Other Women As You Climb To the Top
Yesterday I participated on a panel about mommy blogging as part of Social Media Week.  Technically, the panel was about how you can use your blog to gain success, with success being defined as book deals, corporate sponsorships, etc. My co-panelists, Nicole Knepper of Moms Who Drink and Swear, and Katy Maher of I Want... Read more »