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My 6 year old son sure has come a long way over the last couple of years- with a lot of help and some technology. He was almost born on Halloween night back in 2008, but a grueling 17 hour labor for his mother pushed his birthday to November 1st. If we were superstitious, you could …
If You Don’t have Anything on Your Blog, You Can Forget about Traffic I’ve heard this theme a lot, and this is true when it comes to blogging. Traffic, or readers, can be hard to come by, loyal, but also quick to leave if you aren’t willing to do more work. I can understand writing …
The book the Ascent of Women is profound. The plight that is equal rights for women has been a centuries old struggle and did not start with bra burning in 1968, which most of us were taught. Ascent of WomenA New Age is Dawning For Every Mother’s Daughter, by Sally Armstrong, explores the subjugation of …
Technology is a wonderful thing for writers.  I spend a lot of time working with tech products, and they help me in many ways. I look for ways to improve our writing lives, and in my last post I talked about Mechanical Keyboards.  The post before that, Speech to Text Apps. These are a great part of the …
As I stated in my first blog post, I have a messy desk. But the mess doesn’t stop there. I am a busy mom of three and I want to learn to clean my house more efficiently.  The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up  by Marie Kondo, is a New York Times best seller and it boasts …
When I heard that the winner of the 2015 Canada Reads contest was Ru: A Novel by Kim Thuy, I was a little shocked.  The buzz around the literary world was that Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian was being touted as the strongest book.  But I have to agree with the book that was chosen. …
A writer must consider quality content above all else. It’s a great statement when you first glance at it.  It is one of these ‘think positive’ type of messages we all love to hear or read about.  I agree with the statement, in the surface style it is given, but I don’t agree writers must …
Why on Earth would anyone pay $200 for a computer keyboard?! My last blog post (which was actually my first ever post on a website) talked about speech to text Apps that would save you the trouble of typing. They had their benefits but also some drawbacks. For those that actually prefer to type, here’s …
Growing up I loved to color. We had video games and a television but I grew up in a time when only about an hour of screen time was the average for the day. No Internet, iPads or cell phones. My younger cousins call it the dark ages.   It was one hobby that I had …
I want you to think about a time when you had a really bad headache.  A headache so bad that you couldn’t get out of bed and you truly felt that your head was going to explode.  Now take that headache and put the pressure on the inside of your skull, in the lining of …
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