You know you’re a mom when…

Essential Living with Dakota

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  • You never eat hot food.
  • ‘Don’t eat off the floor’ turns into ‘thanks for cleaning up’.
  • You warn a grown man that his coffee is hot when you hand it to him.
  • You have to smell a pair of socks to see if they’re clean.
  • You start getting everyone ready to go an hour before you have to leave in hopes of getting out the door on time.
  • You threaten that whoever pees on the toilet seat next cleans the whole bathroom every day for a week.
  • Sleeping in feels like winning the lottery.
  • You have to microwave your coffee 5 times before enjoying the full cup.
  • Wearing leggings and an over sized shirt counts as dressing up.
  • You haven’t had time to clean your house windows in 11 years.
  • You double knot your own shoes, too.
  • You STILL worry about your kids, and they’re in their thirties.
  • You…

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Happy 137th Birthday Helen Keller

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Today is the 137th birthday of the activist and role model Helen Keller. We seemed to learn a lot about her when we were kids and then her lessons seem to fall out of style as we grow older. The truth is, her lessons are important for all ages, but most important for adults as we are the ones that can put those concepts into action. I have included some quotes of hers below that resonate with me, I suggest you do some investigating and find some that do the same for you. The world is a better place because she was in it and still feels the loss that she has left.

hellen keller 1NAME: Helen Keller
OCCUPATION: Educator, Journalist
BIRTH DATE: June 27, 1880
DEATH DATE: June 1, 1968
EDUCATION: Radcliffe College, Horace Mann School for the Deaf, Wright-Humason School for the Deaf

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5 Tips to Help You Kill Writer’s Block

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I’ve been helping people start blogs for years now. Starting a blog is one thing, and it is perhaps the most important thing towards becoming a…

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I might be on the telly…

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So – you know how it goes.
You’re bored.
At a loose end.
Facebook has the looney left, the rabid right and the cautious centre all abusing each other for the debacle which has become British government – or lack of it.
What’s a chap to do?
I know, how about that old table up the corner, the one we inherited when we cleared Dad’s house?
Is it worth anything?
What’s it’s story?

I’ll Google it out of idle curiosity.
But what do I call it?
Well, it has a marquetry picture of Muckcross Abbey on the top and it’s a gaming table.
That’ll do for starters.
Tongue stuck between teeth I type, ‘m-u-c-k-c-r-o-s-s_a-b-b-e-y_g-a-m-e-s_t-a-b-l-e_enter’
Got a few results, so stick tongue back to where it should be.

Try this first one.
BLOODY HELL! There’s a photo of it here.IMG_0448
An exact match.
And it’s in – wait for it –…

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She Spoke…

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She spoke
I heard her say
something, I wanted to hear
She sighed,
I imagined, she wanted to leave me
something,
I dreaded to hear
She stretched
her arms out,
until they encompassed me
she sighed a sigh
and told me
that I was the best thing
that ever happened to her
and that she feared,
losing me to another-
She reflected
the insecurities
of loving someone
like we did
with each other
She spoke, then
I spoke, and we
reassured each other
that the good times
were yet to come
with each other…

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Blog Networking: 6/27/17

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.

You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

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Mind Elate

Getting Fit For Forty

Tales From the Cabbage Patch

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Multiple Experiences

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Lucky Otter’s Haven

Lucinda E. Clarke

Rendezvous En New York

Peace from Panic

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Danny’s World: Beautiful Carolina Afternoon


One thing that we rarely ever have in the southern part of the United States is low humidity. The last two days have been very low humidity and 80° temperatures. It makes for incredibly comfortable afternoons!  Bentley certainly loves it!

1 Partner Spot Has Come Open


Let me ask you a question…if more people knew about the quality of your content, that you are willing to engage and that you are interested in helping to support the blogging community, do you think they would be more inclined to follow you or read you page?

If you answered yes, then I think I might be able to help you find more of the followers you are looking for!  Join my Partner program…

  • Your logo in my sidebar
  • Your logo listed on my Partner’s Page
  • Exposure for you blog, book, poems, etc. to over 40,000 followers!
  • Reblog opportunities
  • 450+ unique visitors on your logo each day

 

Don’t just take my word for it, Click here for a list of my current Partners and ask them!    

We all need a little help every now and again.  If you need a little help, then take a few moments and contact me for details. Growing your readership is not easy, but what if you had a boost?!