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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Taking an Heirloom to Modern

When we moved from Charlotte to our hometown of Indianapolis, our family bestowed us with Rubbermaid upon Rubbermaid full of family memorabilia that we had been storing at their homes.  Upon searching through the contents, I unearthed many treasures long forgotten.  Some were hilarious (anyone remember POGS??) and others were touching (letters to Santa from […]

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Why your blog should be like your own reality TV show

If you were anything like me, you were probably glued to the television in the 90’s when MTV’s reality TV show, “The Real World”, came out. Who didn’t love watching Puck and Pedro? That was one of the first reality shows of its time and now we are bombarded with reality shows on every topic […]

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10 Ways to Be A Better Blogger

Since we have been talking about blogging all month, I thought that I would share 10 ways that I think that you can be a better blogger.  Here we go: 1.  Post frequently and consistently – I like to know that when I am going to your blog that you are going to have something […]

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Ten Sources for Writing Inspiration

“What is written without effort is in generally read without pleasure.” Samuel Johnson Before photography, blogging or writing professionally, I was a journaler–a storyteller. Even then, I would struggle with writer’s block on occasion. When life is tumultuous (or extraordinary), it seems there is plenty to write about. Words just pour out, virtually writing themselves. […]

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Why I Blog

My history as a blogger is rather long and drawn out. From a Xanga page I started at 16, to recording the details of my first pregnancy and thoughts on becoming a mother, I have kept some sort of online journal for many years. Over time, my reasons for doing so have changed over and […]

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7 Activities To Inspire Outdoor Play

Today is Earth Day and I can think of no better way to celebrate than to get outside and enjoy it!  The generation of kids that we are raising is considered the first “Indoor Generation” as the time they spend outdoors has decreased by 50% over the last 20 years.  Increased screen time (television, computers and video […]

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