Tag Archives: responsibility

You Deserve More than Love

I saw one of those inspirational photo things on Facebook this week that purported to say a lot about what loves is. Or rather, it said a lot about what love is not. Love is not, according to the wisdom … Continue reading

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Learning to Let Go of Expectations

I went to a writer’s conference last weekend and I was ripe with expectations. I visualized and thought positively and did my best to manifest exactly what I wanted with my mind. Not surprisingly, I found myself disappointed at one … Continue reading

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I Did My Scary Thing to Challenge You

I did it. I said enough with this fear and procrastination crap, and I emailed out my first pitch letter to a major magazine. And then I went and spent $35 on magazines for the purpose of research and ordered a copy … Continue reading

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What It’s Really Like Living on the Road

I had the strangest encounter in San Diego earlier this month while attending BlogHer. On more than one occasion, a blogger who had been following my family’s cross-country road trip pulled me aside, lowered her voice, and asked, “so tell … Continue reading

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How to Ask for Help

I want to teach my children to be resourceful. I want them to be independent and self-reliant, able to make their way in the world and confident of that fact. But I also want them to know how to ask … Continue reading

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What We Did With Our Car

When we decided to move out of our house and into an RV and commit a year of our lives to traveling, we had to decide what to do with our stuff in the meantime. We chose to sell almost … Continue reading

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How To Stop Doing Things You Don’t Like – Part 2

This is the second post in a series about “How To Stop Doing Things You Don’t Like.” The first can be found here. The less time you spend doing things that you don’t enjoy, the more time you have to … Continue reading

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How To Stop Doing Things You Don’t Enjoy – Part 1

I wrote a post in January about choosing quality over quantity in three areas of your life: your relationships, your stuff, and your time. In that post, I said: Choosing quality over quantity does not mean getting a lot done. … Continue reading

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A Sign Of The Times: my husband at BlogHer

We share a love of NYC street meat. As of about two days ago, my husband is coming with me to New York City on August 5th. For a blogging convention. My husband doesn’t blog, and he’s certainly not a … Continue reading

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The easy joke is about how my marriage relates to inestinal bacteria.

Jared and I have been struggling with a bizarre dysfunction lately, yet I suspect that it’s fairly common in today’s marriages. Let’s see if I can get this out. A long, long time ago (because this time last year seems … Continue reading

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