Why Blogging Buddies Rock

Yesterday, I was chatting via email with two of my writing and blogging buddies Joanne Kraft and Kathi Lipp. A conversation about our husband’s coffee-drinking habits turned into a chat about our husband’s hair care habits (and yes, honey, if your reading this, I told them you use more expensive hair products than I do… I couldn’t help it) and in the midst of our back-and-forth, I found myself laughing hysterically and feeling this amazing bond with two people that I know almost completely through the blogosphere. Don’t blogging buddies rock? Don’t get me wrong, I love my real-life friends, too, but my blogging buddies are special. They get me. They get what I do every day. And they’re willing to share their lives, their ups, their downs, their triumphs and their failures every day for all the world to see. 6 Reasons Why Blogging Buddies Rock 1. They’re hilarious. Hormonal pregnancy mood swings? Nope, I’m not the only one. A Facebook faux pas? Apparently a lot of us gen-xers make them. And, bloggers are never afraid to air their mistakes for all the world to read. 2. They’ll promote your work without you even asking. I’m amazed at how many of my blogging friends have written reviews on my book or tweeted my blogs without my even asking. How nice is that? 3. They have amazing work for you to talk about. Can you believe how amazingly talented people are on the blogosphere? When I read through my posts from my feed, I am amazed by the depth, by the creativity and by the amazing writing I find....

I’m Going to Be on the Radio!

Exciting news! I’m going to be on the radio this week! I’m superexcited and also SUPERNERVOUS. Anyway, if you’re around, please tune in! And, I’ll update this post as more radio interviews pop up. Here’s the info: Tuesday, March 29th from 8:15am-8:30 am (central standard time): Good Guys in the Morning WSC-FM in West Palm Beach, FL Listen online here…but the broadcast may not be live… it will happen SOMETIME during that morning, though. Tuesday, March 29th from 8:40-8:50 am (central standard time): The Morning Show with Birga Alden SON Broadcasting in Albuquerque, NM Listen by clicking here and then pressing “LISTEN NOW” (click “listen now”) Tuesday, March 29th from 10:00-10:20 am (central standard time): George Carden on UNI News (broadcast at over 250 stations nationwide) Click here to listen… but it may not be live… or to get station information for your local area. Tuesday, March 29th from 11:00-11:15 am (central standard time): Point of View with John Clemens on IRN USA Radio (broadcast at over 2,100 stations nationwide). They don’t have an online listening feature, but to find a local station, click here, then select “Point of View” and they will email you a local station that carries the...

Tales From a Doctor Stalker

I think my OB might be getting a teensy bit annoyed with me. Or a lot a bit annoyed with me. To set the record straight: she’s done NOTHING to indicate that she’s annoyed. In fact, every time I’ve seen her, she’s been incredibly kind and gracious and caring. But, if I were her, I’d be annoyed with me. So, I’m projecting. It’s just that I am at that point in my pregnancy where every twinge, ache or pain feels like a worry. And, to top it all off, I’m utterly miserable, so sometimes I just call her or go into the office to tell her that. And to see if somehow she’s invented a miracle drug that will make the nausea and vomiting and weight gain and swelling and back pain all go away. But, as much as I’d like to let go and chill out, I can’t. I’m too needy right now and she’s about the only person I can pay to listen to my whining and moaning. So she’s stuck. For eight more weeks. Or less if I can convince her to induce me early. Question: Am I the only one who stalks my doctor when...

Something Witty and WINNERS!

I promised you something witty last week and I’m not going to deliver. I got nothing. Unless you count the worn-out Star Wars jokes that my son keeps telling me as witty. I don’t. So, instead, I’m going to leave you with a list that should demonstrate pretty clearly where I’m at in life right now. 8 Things I’ve Done Today That Prove My State of Mind 1. We went to Target this morning to buy laundry detergent and toilet paper. I walked out with pink cowboy boots for my daughter, malted milk eggs and flowery headbands. 2. I ate 15 of the aforementioned eggs in the car on the way home and then gave each of my kids a handful each just to get them to stop pestering each other. Obviously, I’m not above bribery. 3. On the way home, my daughter decided she wanted a kitten. Then my son decided he wanted a hamster. I said no. They whined. So, what did I do? Took them to the pet store, of course. I figured it would buy me some time to eat my chocolate eggs in peace while they looked at the animals. 4. I considered buying them each their pet of choice. Until I looked at the hamster cages and realized that I would be the one cleaning it. Moment of weakness averted. 5. On the way home, I got thirsty. So, I stopped at Starbucks. And got myself a Frappucino. As if I hadn’t already had enough sugar. 6. Once home, I decided that making PB & J was too much trouble so I took...

Brain Fry & A Great Review

I’ve literally written and deleted potential blog posts three times today… and finally I’ve decided that I’m just not up to it. It’s one of those days where my brain is fried (and my sick three-year-old is frying it more by the minute) and I’m just not up to posting. So, happy Thursday! I’ll post something super witty and fabulous next week (or so I hope!) So, just to give you a LITTLE bit of reading material, my friend Warren Baldwin has a fun book review for my book posted on his blog today. It was written by a woman at his church named Holly and although I’ve never met her, I *love* her. Anyway, here it is. AND, in case you haven’t already read about my book ad nauseum, my sister Alisa just posted a review and giveaway on her blog. Head over to enter to win a free copy! See you...
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