When a blogger has more tools than they know what to do with.

Request accepted. I was in.  They let me into the group. Now I would have even more advice for the vocation I was in! But I scrolled through and became overwhelmed with the amount of information before my eyes. Immediately, discouragement tried to set in as I felt ill-equipped to find the “starting line.” Sometimes … More When a blogger has more tools than they know what to do with.

Writers & bloggers: There’s a right & wrong way to push through the work.

She was up against the clock. The deadline loomed over her head and she thought she’d try to sneak in a few hundred more words while the kids were playing. She quietly made her way to the writing nook and opened her laptop ever so hushed, as if nervous someone somewhere would hear hinges in … More Writers & bloggers: There’s a right & wrong way to push through the work.

Writers and bloggers can effectively deal with outside distractions, guilt-free.

The white screen sits before me begging to be painted on.  The letters pop up on it one by one, forming stretched out thoughts concluded with punctuation. A light shines from the corner of my eye, proceeded by a tiny ding.  Notification. I get up and mute it, and put it under my pillow for … More Writers and bloggers can effectively deal with outside distractions, guilt-free.

For moms at home: Find a creative outlet that energizes you.

Do you have a pastime that just simply makes you feel exhilarated? Is there something you do that when you think about it, makes your brain come to life? Us busy moms have to make time for the thing that feeds our souls. If we only say yes to everyone else and always say no to … More For moms at home: Find a creative outlet that energizes you.

How to keep your emails organized and your inbox tidy.

I was zeroed in on my goal but found myself becoming quickly distracted by my arch nemesis: email. I love to create and I love to read, but fishing through so many words can make my head spin. I remember reading somewhere about the importance of keeping a tidy inbox in order to reduce stress. … More How to keep your emails organized and your inbox tidy.

When a blogger wants to stop writing all over the proverbial map.

I have a confession to make: My mind is sometimes all over the place. Okay, mostly..all over the place. This series you are reading? Yeah, I needed it. Bad. My creative mind is like a cheetah on steroids some days, with new ideas and photographic visions.  And I really want a rubber pencil. If they … More When a blogger wants to stop writing all over the proverbial map.