Category Archives: Advice

Am I qualified to give advice? No matter, sometimes I give it anyway!

5 Things I Wish I had Known When I Started Blogging

First of all, I am not and will not ever claim to be an expect on blogging.  I’ve done this on and off since 2009 and some days I feel just as clueless as I did the day I wrote my first post.  However, through trial and error, reading approximately 3 million articles on the subject, and through my awesome… Read more »

Sleep like a what?

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I think we can all agree that “sleep like a baby” is a silly expression.  Babies sleep for a couple of hours at a time tops.  Babies usually wet themselves in their sleep.  Babies need to sleep on the backs (or whatever position is fashionable this week).  NO ONE wants to sleep like that! What you really want is to… Read more »

Expert advice

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Several weeks ago actress Lena Dunham made headlines when she announced she would be taking some time out of the spotlight to get treatment for her endometriosis.    She was widely praised for being so open about a condition that some folks still find hard to discuss in public. I’m sure she didn’t, but if Lena had decided to read… Read more »

The Rainbow of Personality

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How often have you heard someone say “Well, their true colors finally came out”?  I seem to be hearing a lot lately and I’ve noticed that there are two scenarios that lead to this statement. #1 Someone you know well- perhaps a family member- has been acting quote differently around certain people or groups of people in order to appear… Read more »

You’re Ugly and your Mother Dresses You Funny

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There has been a lot of talk about bullying lately.  Schools, civic groups and parents can buy all kinds of programs designed to stop bullying.  That’s all well and good, but it seems pretty clear that most of these kits and the ideas behind them were compiled by people who were never actually bullied themselves.   How can I tell?… Read more »

Love is in the Air!

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I personally know of 4 weddings and 2 marriage proposals that took place last Saturday.  While I’m not sure if September is the new June I do know that all of these marital happenings around me have me thinking about my favorite blog topic again- marriage.  And while I generally shy away from giving marital advice there are a couple… Read more »

In Defense of Men

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Turn on any TV sitcom.  Almost without fail the dad is clueless and clumsy and the mom is smart and sophisticated.  And that couple’s daughters will be smarter than their sons to boot! Read any women’s magazine.  You’ll find this month’s tips on getting that clueless boyfriend or spouse you have to help you out around the house, make nice… Read more »

Rapid Fire Segment

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Once again it’s time for our favorite game- Multi Mini Blog Fest! First up, I don’t understand Occupy Wall Street at all. Are the protesters suggesting we all grow our own food, make our own clothes and live off the land? I welcome serious, civil explanations only. Weddings are getting out of hand. Couples are taking out HUGE loans to… Read more »