Welcome to my page! Thank you for stopping by Uplifting Families. I wanted to take the time and thank all of those people that have made Uplifting Families successful. Without your love and support, my blog wouldn’t be where it is today. I started blogging in November of 2011, shortly after my youngest son was born, because I wanted to help other mother’s… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 13, 2013 at 8:50pm —
This evening the lyrics to "So Amazing" by Luther Vandross are playing in my head and I have this overwhelming sense of purpose. I feel like I am finally walking into my destiny. I am finally using the gift that God gave me and I can't really explain how extremely grateful I feel right now. I am grateful that God allowed me to live long enough to accept the gift that he gave me and to really begin to use it.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I was telling a friend that I needed to… Continue
Added by The Sexy Single Mommy on May 31, 2012 at 10:01pm —
So, my almost two-year-old has shown a lot of interest in video games recently. Probably because they are on more than TV shows in our house. Yes, we are the dreaded gamer parents. I mean, it kind of had to happen, and there are more and more all the time as all of us 90's kids start having kids.
And I have to admit, I haven't really got to any of the hard stuff yet, like really explicit or violent games that she plays or wants to play but she's… Continue
Added by Courtney Gieg on October 16, 2011 at 6:23am —
For several years, Aneeta Sundararaj has been helping writers through her website with countless articles, reviews and interviews. Now, she has compiled all her experience and expertise in her new book for beginner writers, How to Tell a Great Story.
After a brief introduction, Sundararaj takes beginners through all the steps necessary to become a great storyteller, from vital preparation, to… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 14, 2011 at 6:26am —
As I approach a higher number of followers, I've actually been getting some advertising requests from some work-at-home-moms. I am flattered and excited moms would chose my humble little blog for some ad space AND be willing to pay for it.
I will have ad space available when I reach some more followers. And I want to make it clear that I will never charge for ad space.
See the thing is, I already have my own business, and I feel very strongly that I want to keep my blog as just my… Continue
Added by Courtney Gieg on October 11, 2011 at 1:35pm —
I always feel like I jumped into this being an entrepreneur thing backwards. Because I started it up, then let it run, now I'm going to school to better my business. I guess it's kind of how I've done most things in my life, leap before I look!
Although, that's not always a bad thing, I learn quickly and there's no better training than hands-on,… Continue
Added by Courtney Gieg on October 11, 2011 at 1:50am —
One of the first inclinations I had that made me feel like a writer was when I found inspiration hitting me at the most inconvenient times. Like 2 o'clock in the morning for example. And you just can't shake the feeling that you have to get this out or it will be lost forever in the abyss of your mind. Continue
So I get up out of bed and drag myself to my computer and log in to Blogger (okay...and Facebook) and then I stare at a blank screen for 15 minutes.…
Added by Courtney Gieg on September 27, 2011 at 9:16am —
Some of my cool readers here may or may not know that I have a job outside the home, but I also run my own business. With the help of my hubby of course.
I am a member of a number of wahm groups online, and recently I've seen a lot of questions regarding review bloggers.
A review… Continue
Added by Courtney Gieg on September 24, 2011 at 2:08am —
If bad presentations were a crime, there would be a lot more people in prison. You’ve been there before, I know because I have too. You’re asked to make a presentation – maybe you only have a few days turn around – and what do you do? If you are like most people, you rifle through your files looking at old presentations for usable content. A few slides from this… Continue
Added by Portia Mount on June 1, 2011 at 7:39am —
I have been a part of the Mom Bloggers Club for quite a while now, but have never actually posted anything here up to now. Most of the time I just blog over at my two main blogs (tried setting up different blogs for my advocacies and interests, but couldn't update them all, so just stuck to two. LOL!): Truly Rich Mom and Teachermama Tina. At Truly Rich Mom, I blog… Continue
Added by Tina Rodriguez on March 26, 2011 at 2:06pm —
National Writing For Children Center Virtual Book Tours All Week Long!!
From November 19th to November 23rd I will be hosting another wonderful Author Showcase sponsored by the National… Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on November 16, 2010 at 2:46pm —
When I first relaunched this site, I told you I’d be transferring posts from that old site over to this new one. So that’s just what I did...I’d open up the old site, choose an old post, read the old post and then lie down next to my desk on the floor until the muscle relaxer I’d taken kicked in. Every word I read was processed in my brain and then sent down into my body where it responded by contorting and contracting in embarrassment.… Continue
Added by BuenoBaby on July 26, 2010 at 10:40am —
I read a story a few weeks back about a school district in California pulling all copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary from its libraries because a parent complained the dictionary was being used to look up "age inappropriate" words by students. When I read this story I literally laughed out loud. Continue
Banning the dictionary? Really?
Let me start by saying, I'm all for keeping things age appropriate. When our kids were younger, we were some of those weird parents…
Added by Holly Bowne on March 17, 2010 at 6:13am —
Writing is in the blood, as well as the heart and the mind. J.K. Rowling
may be the most famous (and most successful of us, but many of the writers I know are are women who, like me, have families and all the complexities that implies, but still find the time to slip out a book or two (or more!) of erotic romance a year. This… Continue
Added by josiebrown on June 29, 2009 at 1:26pm —
When my children were little I started a craft business called Creative Crafts. I taught arts and crafts classes to children ages 4-11. Each 6 week session we explored many craft techniques including: making collages, black and white, color studies, faux painting,book making, we even baked and created"food art". I then hired other moms to teach sewing classes and sketching classes for the older children.
During the summer my mom and I held a music and art camp and incorporated… Continue
Added by Robin on February 13, 2009 at 11:59am —
When I started my business, I had a handful of books to guide me. But what I really wanted was a guide - for someone to literally propel me through the process, hold me accountable and steer me in the right direction.
I’m so pleased to be able to offer this EClass to you in order to help you start your business, to be the guide that I was looking for once upon a time. I will be asking you questions and supporting you as you find the answers & as you take action - and I’ll be… Continue
Added by Julie Roads on January 21, 2009 at 8:00am —