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Five on Friday: Lessons Learned from Girls’ Weekend

We are back and refreshed after a long weekend with old friends! It wasn’t all fun and games–wait, YES IT WAS! Still, we did manage to learn a few things while we were having fun. Here are the five lessons we took away from our time away: Stepping away from your daily routine gives you … Continue reading

Five on Friday: Girls’ Weekend is Here!

Do you love our blog? We do! Well, I can only speak for myself, but so far, it has provided Lynn and me with a great opportunity to collaborate, to brainstorm ideas, and to express our creative selves. In fact, I think it keeps us feeling close despite living several hundred miles apart. The physical … Continue reading

Book Review: When Did I Get Like This?… by Amy Wilson

When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be by Amy Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars (I first read this when it came out in 2010 and recently picked it up again. It still makes me laugh and cry and appreciate even … Continue reading

Inkygirl Comic: Writer Research or Procrastination?

I should’ve been working on that other blog post. Or on my novel. Or on my memoir. Instead, I spent five hours cleaning up and organizing files on my laptop. (I did find some true gems: essays I’d forgotten I’d written, the beginning of a NaNoWriMo story from a couple of years ago that was actually … Continue reading

Five on Friday: On Parents, Phones and Being Preoccupied

For the last few days, I was tossing around different ideas for the Friday Five and I kept coming back to smart phones, and how I use mine for practically everything except actually talking on the phone. Bingo! I could easily list five ways that I use my smart phone. It was kind of a … Continue reading

Modern Pop Isn’t Fit to Hold Mavis Staples’s Bags

Today is the birthday of the legendary Mavis Staples. Born in Chicago in 1939, Mavis began her career singing with her family band in The Staple Singers. By the 1960s, their soulful addition to the music scene lent rhythm to the civil rights movement, and Mavis and her family were known for their soulful covers … Continue reading

Five on Friday: 5 Ways to Make Your Own Flavored Water

As we enter the dog days of summer, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially with the recent spate of record-breaking high temperatures. But let’s face it–while drinking water is the easiest and most efficient way to stay hydrated, it’s also the most boring. Short of drinking your water from a cool reusable bottle or cleverly-designed … Continue reading

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

236 years (and 2 days) ago, the United States declared their independence from England. Today, we celebrate with fireworks, BBQs, and a plethora of red, white, and blue food. (We’ll be doing the dipped strawberries and American Flag Fruit Kebabs!) It’s the ultimate national party! In honor of this day, here is a smattering of … Continue reading

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