When Blogging Becomes Stressful

I started a blog as a release, a way to get my anxieties about motherhood out and share my story, and hopefully connect with other moms going through the same thing. I didn't start a blog to make money or make a new job for myself. To be honest, I wasn't looking for a new … Continue reading When Blogging Becomes Stressful

Lululemon Made Me Feel Like a Million Bucks

Last week in a fit of frustration with a pair of floppy leggings, I published an article titled "Lululemon Makes Me Feel Fat." What happened next completely changed my opinion of the Lululemon brand and was a shining example of what has become a rarity these days- stellar customer service. Within hours of publishing the … Continue reading Lululemon Made Me Feel Like a Million Bucks

The Number One Thing I Did to Increase My Blog Traffic

A lot of people ask me about starting a blog and how I got readers. I found one thing that made a HUGE difference in my blog traffic. If you look at my blog stats from where I started with my first post to now, you can see exactly when I implemented this strategy, and … Continue reading The Number One Thing I Did to Increase My Blog Traffic

Mommy Bloggers are Crazy

For many years I had a blog for my shop. Boutique news, convention wrap-ups, costume stuff, etc. So I thought I knew what I was getting into with the new blog thing, but noooooo. Just like everything else that relates to parenting, I was wrong about the Mommy Blog. Mom blogging is a different world. … Continue reading Mommy Bloggers are Crazy

I Don’t Read Your Blog, and Here’s Why

I'm just going to come right out and say a lot of "Mom Blogs" annoy me. They are so bogged down with ads and giant photos that I can't even figure out where the article starts and ends, but I can figure out where to buy a Vitamix blender, save on auto insurance and get … Continue reading I Don’t Read Your Blog, and Here’s Why

From Infertility Blogger to Author, the First Step is the Hardest

I just saw on another blog that this weekend ends National Infertility Awareness Week. I had been planning on writing something for it, since I struggled for seven years off and on trying to conceive. Heck, I've even been planning to write a book about my experience since I blogged the entire thing in my … Continue reading From Infertility Blogger to Author, the First Step is the Hardest

Back to Blogging Basics

I spent some time yesterday crafting a post about how toddlers are assholes. It was basically just me ranting about my tremendously crappy day that resulted in me crying while my son ran off to pee on the floor. (#momlife at its best 🙄) But I didn't post it because it wasn't a full article … Continue reading Back to Blogging Basics

Good Morning! Just a little update

It's Tuesday and I don't have anything particular planned to post today. It was a busy weekend with two birthdays and family visiting so there was very little computer time. I even took the entire day offline Sunday and just worked in the yard. Not even one Facebook update about all the new things I … Continue reading Good Morning! Just a little update

The Big Blogger Sell Out

Hello Dear Readers, the ones who enjoy my silly stories and (mis)adventures in motherhood. I’m just putting it out there that soon some of these posts may not be coming from me. A lot of companies have been contacting me about sponsored content. The kind where they provide articles for the blog and include a … Continue reading The Big Blogger Sell Out

That One Time I Pressed Publish Instead of Save

One of my favorite things I learned in journalism school was about utilizing the process of the Shitty Rough Draft, or SRD for short. My professor told us to just dump what's in our head onto paper. Then take those words and form your story. It's like working with a lump of clay and forming … Continue reading That One Time I Pressed Publish Instead of Save