It's been 7 years since I started this blog, and six since my first BlogHer conference. I'm not OG. (I just found out what that meant. Original Gangster.) I'm not a newbie. I have many, many OG friends and many, many newbie friends. I'm stuck in the middle.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
It's going to be a scorcher today. How do I know? Not from some smartphone app or a big busted weather girl. No, I know from being on my porch since about 5:30 this morning. There is not a cloud in the sky and as soon as the sun peeked over the fence it's been hot.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Welcome back. Well, to me anyway. I haven't intended to take such long breaks lately. I could say it's life, or kids, or the new puppy, but really? It's honestly just been laziness.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The days of packing lunches, early wake up calls, PTA meetings, and signing homework logs are behind us. Stretching ahead are long sunny days of SPF, sand between our toes, and if you're lucky, a boat drink or three. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is read. I don't often (make myself) read during the school year. Maybe late-onset ADD or something, but I can't seem to lose myself in a story when I have to drive the carpool in 5 minutes. Is that just me?
Anyway, I had a chance to read a book called The Hive by Gill Hornby this year and it was a HOOT! Never mind that it's set across the pond in England, you'll surely recognize these moms. The Queen Bee, the Single Mom, the Follower, the Disinterested, among others. I certainly saw myself in a few scenes as well. Ahem. Gill's sense of humor has put her other books on my list and I can't wait to dive in. You should too! I actually can't wait to read it again this summer. It's already in my beach bag!
Where to buy The Hive: (Not affiliate links.) It is currently available in hardback and digital editions, with paperback being released in the US on August 26, 2014. It's already available in paperback if you're in the UK. Lucky.
Barnes and Noble
Where to find Gill on the web:
Facebook (You can also read an excerpt from The Hive here!)
Thank you to Little, Brown, and Company, Meghan Deans and Gill Hornby for the opportunity to review this book. It is long over-due. My sincere apologies. The book itself was the only thing I received in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Nothing like starting a 2 part post and then dropping off the face of the earth. Sorry y'all. If you don't know what I'm talking about you can go and catch up by clicking here.
Connecting the dots to new friends with old connections. Yes, that's where I left off.
Every conference or event that I attend now I get to meet someone new. Sometimes that someone is a friend of a friend, sometimes just a stranger that I sit next to in a session. Occasionally you don't even have to be at an event to meet the people there.
"Huh? She's gone off the deep end with that one." I guess I'll have to explain.
My good friend Carmen was at an event in March and met the women there. During introductions, one of the other attendees mentioned that she lived in the same town as I do. Twitter intros ensued and a few weeks later I have a brand new blogging friend in my very own home town.
Meet Caryn of The Midlife Guru. Turns out that we have a few other mutual friends, were at the Blissdom conference at the same time last year, and have lots and lots in common. Who knew that a frozen yogurt meet-up would last for 1 1/2 hours with promises of other events and more yogurt?
This is what I love about blogging. Our blogs grow and change and bring us face to face with new friends that we would never have met otherwise. That's why I keep at it.