It has been some time, since I've last checked in. My life over the last year has been tumultuous to say the least. Trying to find employment has been ridiculously hard, and once unemployment ran out, my only option was to dig in and try to survive with my writing. I'm reaching out to you, because I so need support. As crazy as it seems, my grandmother always said, "If you don't do, you don't get," so here goes.
My newest contemporary romance, AT LAST, was accepted as a…
Added by Elena Cunningham on April 18, 2016 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Added by Elena Cunningham on April 18, 2016 at 1:59pm — No Comments
My Mother set me up with a guy once when I was in high school. He worked for her, and at the time I didn't realize I was being set up. It was well-intentioned, I have no doubt, but ultimately very weird and awkward for me. So let's not talk about that.
At some point, I tend to ask my married friends how they met their partner. And then they get to tell their origin story. Most of these tales have been honed over the years of the relationship to become coherent stories. I like the…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 25, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments
My son is in love with one of my coworkers (well, as in love as a five-year-old can be). Whenever he visits my office, he gives her lots of hugs, tells her secrets and brings her chocolate from my candy drawer. She adores him and gives him lots of attention, playing her part in his little crush.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 4, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments
Recently, I became aware of a deep betrayal by a person very close to me. A betrayal that spans the entire relationship with this individual and has been the root of several years of confusion, anger, tears, and anguish. In coming to terms with this, I have discovered that key members of my social group were aware of the deceit and chose to remain silent. When I confronted this circle…Continue
Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:29am — No Comments
My son often tells me that when he grows up he wants to come and work at my job. He has plans to sit in the cube next to mine and be on my team. He also wants to help distribute candy when the team needs a little pick-me-up on rough days and have lunch with me every day.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 23, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments
I'm annoyed with Valentines day. It just is too dramatic for my liking. The worst part is that it's dramatic in multiple ways. Whether a person expects a thoughtful gift and high level romance or the HATE VALENTINES DAY, IT'S A HALLMARK HOLIDAY.. blah blah person.. Or that you are single 364 days out the year. Yet if on Valentines day you don't have a date, it's some how the worst thing ever?
If you are only affectionate or thoughtful to your spouse 3 days a year. (Valentine's…Continue
Added by Brittany Burbank on February 14, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments
As adults, we realize “that kinda love” doesn’t come until much later in life. Do you ever think about your first crush? Being 5 years old and being around that person or persons that made you giggle and feel…Continue
Added by Mindy Goins on February 10, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments
To eat and exercise right will benefit the rest of your day. Mornings begin by turning a light on. And what I do for the rest of the day can keep the light on or burn it out. Giving my morning a generous head start keeps my energy and attitude more positive for the rest of the day. I’m a morning person, but a LATE-morning person. I don’t do wondrous things first thing.
After I wake up, I make a sleepy, quiet trek across the house to the kitchen to start breakfast. I stay in my sleepy…Continue
Added by Katherine Baron on February 6, 2016 at 12:09am — No Comments
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Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on February 4, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Jesus said we should become as little children in order to be admitted into his Kingdom. Do you think his directive included a free pass for unbridled expression regardless of our age? Can you imagine if, as adults, we could speak out exactly how we feel unhindered by…Continue
Added by Shelby Spear on February 3, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
Last weekend’s blizzard was a time of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and self-reflection. Social media provides us with beautiful pictures, exercise demonstrations, inspirational sayings to motivate us to get our sweat on in our baddest, beast mode each and every day.
This weekend I enjoyed posting away while…Continue
Added by Michelle on January 28, 2016 at 3:29pm — No Comments
I stepped over several books, a Hot Wheels car, and a toy horse to get him there, but I gently laid my snuggly little sleeping boy into his bed and settled the blanket over him. He didn’t even notice, although he did roll over and cuddle down into his pillow a bit more in his…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on January 14, 2016 at 10:12am — No Comments
this year we need to be more gentle to ourselves.
make time for ourselves.
Added by Ericka on January 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
It has been forever since I have done a flash giveaway. Why a flash giveaway? Because I am overcome with so much gratitude, I need to share the love. Why? Well, this morning I lost my temper with my little Grinch (it is Spirit Week at my kiddos’ school and today is Grinch day in his classroom) because in all his excitement he managed to get green face paint all over his coat, shirt, my bathroom towels, etc. (Yes babe, if you are readying this it was a horrible idea,…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on December 17, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments
When I found out I was having a boy, I cried. Not beautiful, happy tears, no. I cried ugly, horrendous tears of mourning. I cried because I was not having a girl. That's right: my baby hadn't even left my uterus, and I was already the worst mother in the world.
Before you can comment on…Continue
A lot of mom posts and my posts as well.. are normally about how crazy mom life can be.
Because that is the truth, being a mom is hard.
But it is also great. I wanted to take this post with a different spin today.
I would like to tell you all the reasons why I love being a mom and all the great things it comes with.
Let's take a break from all the craziness today.
First off- a lot of you may know because I've…Continue
Added by Ashley Moore on October 26, 2015 at 9:21pm — No Comments
The generation gap that exists between parents and children often leads to bitter arguments and fights. Parents don’t often understand the mindset of their children and vice versa. It is important that you show your kids how much you adore and love them (unconditionally) every now and then. Parenting is not an easy job when children want freedom to do whatever, and parents want to keep them safe.
Children are extremely emotional and sensitive.…Continue
Added by Jeska Holmes on September 29, 2015 at 12:46pm — No Comments