Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Homemade Baby Food Tips

I published a compendium of my best baby food tips over at the Tom's of Maine blog. Check them out! They've been extensively tested on my bunch.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A New Post up at Tom's

I've got a new post up at Tom's of Maine. What sort of dishes should you use if you want to be a good steward of our natural resources? There's not actually a cut and dried answer. Read the whole article to find out more!

Friday, November 22, 2013

5 Reasons the Democrats should Impeach Obama Now

How can Democrats deal with the total meltdown of ACA, the exploding scandals, and bleak prospects for 2014. Sure, going nuclear yesterday was something. Not a great something, but something. But if Reid wants to save his caucus, it's time to go beyond nuclear. He needs the equivalent of the Death Star. He needs... to impeach Obama.

1. It steals the Republicans’ thunder.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Adding Colgate to my Client List

One reason that this blog has been so quiet is because I've been working as a corporate blogger.  I've recently added Colgate to my list of clients, and this is my first published piece with them.

It's not as much fun as writing about the Church, kid lit, homeschooling, or politics, but....  it does make budgeting a bit easier!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Homeschool Your Children

Thinking about homeschooling? Here are 10 reasons to make like Nancy Reagan and Just. Say. No!\

Angry child

1. You love packing sack lunches.
Do you tenderly pack your child’s lunch each evening, carefully balancing healthy and delicious for a perfect brown bag delight? You’ll hate homeschooling. For a homeschooling mom, lunch is most likely ‘reheated leftovers from dinner’ or ‘You’re 7. Fix yourself a sandwich, for goodness sake!” In fact, we’re so bad at brown bagging it that, on the rare occasions where a co-op or field trip demands a sack lunch, the results are often somewhat… nonconformist.

2. You believe that training for cubicle life should start early.
You’ve read Dilbert. You know what the workforce holds for your child. While he’s sitting up straight and obedient in his desk, those lazy homeschoolers are sprawled on couches, hopping on one foot, or flopped on the floor. Who’s going to do better as an office drone? Your guy.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Yeller- Borrow it on Amazon!

Way back when I started this blog, I focused on writing for children. The intervening years and cash flow needs have diverted me into copy writing, but I still want to get back to children's fiction. So, as a baby step in that direction, I re-edited Yeller, my 2008 superhero novel for the 10-14 year-old crowd.

It was like a totally new book to me at this point- I'd forgotten nearly all the details.  It's actually a fun, exciting read.  It deserves a bigger audience than my hard drive, so I've put it up on Kindle.

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can read it for free through the Kindle Lending Library.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pregnancy and Teeth

I have another Tom's article up.  This one's about pregnancy and teeth. After 7 pregnancies (and soon to be 6 births) in 10 years, I practically have a PhD in being pregnant!