Before getting married most people ask themselves
Last night the news warned Austin about the threat of wild fires this season and I was brought back to that moment last year as I watched thousands of acres in Texas burn from wild fires, the importance of making plans, emergency plans that is. It's something that few of us really do, mostly because we…Continue
Great Marriage or Great Career?
Sometimes it seem as if we have to choose one or…Continue
Here is my newest baby! Yeah I won here at HER Social Network! Ok what woman does not sacrifice for her family or loved ones. I am a mom on a mission to care for my loved ones for sure. But in the process of taking…Continue
Charity work is a big part of my life; I care very deeply for the human condition. I have spent much of my adult life doing charity and volunteer work around the world. I have had the great opportunity to visit some breathtaking places and meet some truly amazing people. I spent a week in India that changed my outlook on life and my time in Haiti was unlike anything I will ever again…Continue
What would you do if you found yourself at a job as a single mom you loathed? For Tiffany Harelik, the choice was simple, she quit and thought, "never again", and never looked back. With her Masters’ degree in Health Psychology, and a passion for…Continue
Over the last weekend Maryland was hit with a wicked line of storms that took out power for about 2 million people in…Continue
Here in Northern California, it's still 80 degrees at 6:00pm. Nobody wants to cook dinner when it's that hot! I love to make salads with lots of different goodies…Continue
As any good friend would do when someone you know has a baby, I like to bring over some food. A few years ago a good friend of mine had a baby. Her husband is diabetic so I was looking around for diabetic recipes that were quick, easy and freeze well. I came across a recipe for baked chicken with 3…Continue
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Imagine, for a minute, what it might be like to be a refugee. You're running from your country, for reasons of violence or oppression, or both, and you have to decide what you're going to bring and what - and whom - you'll leave behind. The choices they have to…Continue
We all have someone that we know that inspires us to be a better person, to think of others more often, to do what we can do to make a difference in our lifetime. Tanya Weaver is one of these people. She is a mother, wife, and a woman who has chosen to truly make it her life's purpose to help others in need and…Continue
Getting your morning off to a good start starts with breakfast! For many of us, breakfast is skipped or involves only a cup of coffee. But there is a quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious way to get your morning off on the right foot, a smoothie.
So, now I'm obsessed with this one AbbyLynn who writes a blog called Never trust a skinny cook. It seems that she cooks all the food I love. I just wish I knew her and lived close so she could make me dinner too. In scrolling through…Continue
When I first wrote the title of this post, I accidentally wrote This Table is Scared. Freudian slip? Normally I would say that is…Continue
Newlyweds Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton, who is now known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have had an amazing first year of marriage, despite being…Continue
Pink shorts and a tee with a tiara clad dog and cat, freckles sprinkled across her nose and tousled red blond curls, my tall 7 year old big girl stands ready with her sparkle purse draped across her body, her own money inside. She is waiting for her dad to take her to the new fish and pond store around the corner. They hatched the plan while I was out throwing sticks for the dogs in the backyard. She is excited to look at fish and decorations for our new aquarium…Continue
I have said it before, and I will say it again. In many ways, I feel like I'm an organized disaster. I'm organized, but it feels like never all the way.…Continue
Exactly one year ago today I began this blog. In that year I've navigated the new world of posting, editing, building community, social media marketing, monetization, widgets, HTML code manipulation, SEO, writing for brands and obsessing with stats. The writing and the learning continue. Now my blog is my portfolio as I test the waters of freelance writing and other opportunities. There are many doors I am hopeful it will open for me.
As many things in…
Added by Joanne Gilman on March 13, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
This one time, on Main Street in Ellicott City, I found a twenty dollar bill. I know it doesn't sound that impressive now, what with the price of gas and everything, but I think this was back when gas was still 99 cents a gallon, so it was a huge deal. It was a very lucky day indeed. If I could schedule moments like that, I wouldn't need to be more creative with our budget.
As it is, it turns out that my husband's deployment will be over in the somewhat…