Finding books for teenaged boys is tough. When my sons were in their teens I couldn’t find stories they were interested in that weren’t adult. By adult, I mean R-rated, at best. Books written for boys are for younger boys, not bad stories but written with 8-to 13-year-olds in mind. Read More ….
When I was raising my family I didn’t like going to church on Mother’s Day. Not because someone else had the oldest/youngest/most children, but because more often than not the sermon was based on Proverbs 31. We moms feel guilty enough without an annual reminder that we don’t measure to Read More ….
I hate to cook. I hate to bake. Therefore, I hate potlucks, or as they’re called in my part of Texas, covered-dish dinners. I said it for all to hear. Yes, I hear the gasps out there, but it’s true. And I bet I’m not the only one out there. Read More ….
I hope you had the opportunity to take advantage of the free “The Truth About the #Momfail Culture.” We moms, even those of us whose children are launched from the nest, have days – weeks – when we don’t feel as though we are succeeding as moms. Let’s face, whether Read More ….
A recent tv series about people who prepare for disaster soon became the source of comedy for office water coolers and late-night television. It’s all too easy to dismiss the idea of preparing when it seems like a joke. Really we all prepare for something: work, vacation, a new baby. Read More ….
You may not expect a supernatural novelist, game developer, composer, and self-described jack-of-all-trades to be able to teach anything about marketing, more specifically e-book marketing. Guido Henkel does just that in his recent book Zen of eBook Marketing. Henkel gives practical, easy to do marketing task that any author can Read More ….
“At least we don’t have earthquake seasons.” My response when someone next to me said, “I couldn’t live in earthquake areas.” I was referring to tornado seasons during the spring each year in the Midwest. Tornado seasons a three-month period in which tornadoes are more likely to occur. The season Read More ….
You’re late getting to church — again. After service, a kind and wise elder lady gives you advice how to get your family in order, while your children run through the hallway. You hear, “Honey, it’s o.k. Some moms just fail.” Immediately the afterglow is gone. Even when you stay Read More ….
I hate using images in social media and my blog posts. Well, maybe “hate” is a little strong. “Experts” tell me I need an image with every blog post, every social media post, every e-mail I write. O.K. Maybe I’m going overboard. I’m not against pretty pictures, or even witty Read More ….
I don’t really understand the adult coloring book craze. Many I’ve looked at appear to be a preschooler’s scribbles or a teen’s doodles. I can doodle and scribble on my own, and I do. When I saw Pamela Hodges’s coloring book, Coloring the Cats, I thought, “Now, this is a Read More ….