Posts in category "Writing"

Clean Up After Yourselves! One Mom's Perspective On Feeling Invisible.

Clean Up After Yourselves! One Mom's Perspective On Feeling Invisible.
11/21/14 My dear Invisible Mamas, you’ve inspired a movement. Thanks to your viral response to this post, we’re sharing the pain and preventing house fires everywhere. Like the Invisible Mamas Facebook page to share your own most invisible moments through stories, photos, videos and podcasts. Original Post from 11/19/14 (Disclaimer for the haters: Yes, it... Read more »

A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells of Passion For The Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 3

A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells of Passion For The Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 3
Click here to read Part 1 Click here to read Part 2 In the hospital, the last thing Henry could remember about the accident was taking a turn too wide and having to make a choice: stay left and hit the hay bales or cut right into a pack of riders. He wasn’t wearing leathers... Read more »

Stop The Fighting: Government Shutdown Kills Literacy & Research

I’m furious about the government shutdown. This morning, I started writing a picture book for children. A child tries to help his crossing guard when he learns she cannot read. It’s inspired by a true story. Now, the first rule in writing for children often boils down to identifying the problem needing to be solved.... Read more »
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22 Ways To Keep A Marriage Intact. Observations for newly- (and not so newly) weds.

22 Ways To Keep A Marriage Intact. Observations for newly- (and not so newly) weds.
Last week was my 22nd wedding anniversary. Twenty-two years ago I married a 22-year-old man-child, a term I jokingly use because I “robbed the cradle”: Mike was (and still is) four months younger than me. Our combined ages then (22 + 23) equal my age today (45). Multiply that number by two (90), and you’ll... Read more »

My week of boobs

I wish my Nana were still here to make me laugh at the week I’ve had so far. My grandmother, Edna Jane Farmer, often said, “Oh Christine! You are so earthy!” In mock horror, she’d clutch her chest and roll her eyes whenever I uttered my honest-yet-scratch-the-surface-off-her-pearls opinions on life –  and it happened a... Read more »

How Do You DO It All?

How Do You DO It All?
A friend I don’t see nearly enough stops me in the grocery store. “How do you do it all?” she asks, jutting a graham cracker toward her toddler’s outstretched hands. “Nora, please don’t try to crawl out of the cart.” “Me?” I say, bemused. “You think I do it all?” “Yes,” she says, smiling. “You’ve... Read more »
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My First Guest Post!

My First Guest Post!
I was asked by the amazing Renée Schuls-Jacobson to write a guest post for her blog Teachers & Twits…and I’m thrilled to share her blog with you. As a lifelong slooooooowwwwwwwww reader, I felt like a TWIT in 7th grade until my incredible TEACHER taught me otherwise. Take a look around Renée’s blog…she’s got a... Read more »

A Link To My First Blog

A Link To My First Blog
In case you’re interested, click here for a link to my first blog. It’s a perfect example of the highs and lows of writing, both in topic and in form.  

How Mortifying...

How Mortifying...
I’ve been digging through my childhood diaries, harvesting the most pathetic moments for the chance to participate in a September show of MORTIFIED. If you haven’t heard about MORTIFIED (and I hadn’t until last month), read this from www.getmortified.com: Hailed a “cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American... Read more »
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How I Got To Interview The President Of The United States

How I Got To Interview The President Of The United States
President Obama waves to my children on the first, live-streaming Google+ Presidential Hangout. On Monday, January 30, 2012, I was one of 5 Americans chosen to participate in the first ever, all-virtual interview with The President Of The United States. Several people have asked me how I acquired a direct Internet connection from my home... Read more »