Once upon a time wordpress gave me suggested tags and images while I was constructing a post. That was very helpful, particularly the images part. But some time ago, those handy options disappeared. I haven’t put a web photo in my posts for ages. I guess at some point I was thinking they would just magically appear again. I was wrong. Does anyone know how to make those come back? Please help. I’m totally not techy enough to figure this out on my own. Please take pity on me!
NOTE: You can’t blame me for posting this, right? More funny to come, I promise. I can’t wait to tell you about my boss using my bathroom!
by Erika Marie
I recently received and read 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other by Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes.
I have to say that I am very impressed and 101 Tips may be one of the best books for Marriage I’ve read thus far because of its simple and practical wisdom for married couples. I think every married and engaged to be married couple should read this. This is why I’ve teamed up with co-author Betsy Kerekes to offer you a chance at a FREE copy of her book on my Simplemama blog! Head on over there after you are done reading the rest of the review and be sure to tell your friends (and their spouses) about it as well. Read the rest of this entry
I heard a familiar cry coming from the bathroom. My three-year-old was yelling, “Mooooommmmmyyyy, I poooo-oooooped!”
My three favorite words.
As I was coming down the hallway, I heard a chuckle. As I rounded the doorway, she started all-out laughing. Read the rest of this entry
When you last left us (weeks ago because I forgot I had this draft sitting here), I had been gorging on my daughter’s popcorn snack. Then my older daughter wanted some as well, and I graciously complied. This daughter even went so far as to suggest we save some popcorn for the next day so that the middle daughter, who was already on her way to bed, might enjoy some as well. What a thoughtful, generous child she is. I don’t know WHERE she gets it!
So Daughter #1, aged 8, helped herself to about a third of a bag, then curled up the end, and left it on the counter so her younger sister might partake anon. Then said daughter prepared herself for bed. In the meantime, feeling somewhat peckish, I sought out the lonely bag, opened it, and brought it back to the computer with me. When my oldest finished in the bathroom and came to claim her goodnight kiss, she immediately recognized the popcorn bag she thought she had safely stowed on the counter. Read the rest of this entry
Hey, gang. My apologies. This isn’t a funny post, but an uncharacteristically serious one. This conference is coming up in February. I’m going to be there, and I thought I’d reach out to the greater blog community to see if anyone else is interested. It’s a really important and worthy event to share the news about. If you or anyone you know would benefit from it, please spread the word. And if you want to come but are too shy to meet a fellow blogger you know, we don’t have to introduce ourselves.
Here’s a press release about the event. I promise to return to your regularly scheduled programming soon!
January 23, 2014, San Marcos, CA—The “Healing the 21st Century” conference/retreat, to be held February 15, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif., is a means for those negatively affected by divorce, contraception, abortion, donor conception, and the hook-up culture, to find the support and healing they need. Read the rest of this entry
I had one smallish container of chocolate pudding, so I gave the three girls each a spoon and told them to have at it. A half hour later I returned to the kitchen to find the spoons in the sink and the container on the counter with a heaping tablespoon of pudding still in it. “Did they not like it that much?” I wondered. So I asked my oldest, who responded, Read the rest of this entry
If you haven’t read my last post, read it first. Then this one will make sense.
When we were driving home tonight from dinner we were stopped behind a car on the off ramp. My husband started to move forward before the other car had gone. Realizing this, he quickly stopped again. I said, “Generally it’s a good idea to Read the rest of this entry
That was the subject heading of the message I found in my in-box this afternoon. The body of the email was:
$10 a book. (It retails at $12.95!)
I’ll let you know where you can send a check, and you let me know where to send the book! The address you give won’t be used for anything else! Promise!
This idea is so good, I wish I’d thought of it myself. Oh wait! I did! (How’s that for humility?)
So the thing is, it’s been a while since I’ve talked about my book. What book? What book?! Have you forgotten already? THIS book: Read the rest of this entry