4/08/2014

Can You Stop Time By Saving Memories?



You all know by now that the Frog family is moving. Probably not until the fall, but I will go crazy if I don't start to pack and weed things out now. So that's what I'm doing.

If you've ever engaged in this process - which, as painful as it is, I highly recommend - you know it can be difficult for many reasons. There is the stuff you like, but can't currently find a use for. There is the stuff that was a great deal, but that you have absolutely no use for, there are your favorite things that you have outgrown (literally and figuratively) and can't bear to part with, and there are the things that simply hold memories within.

For me the latter category is proving the hardest to weed out. And I will probably write about this a lot in the coming months. If you are sick of hearing about it, I understand. Please click here to read I Wish I Could Stop Time on Mamalode. Please click here if you just want to go pee/make yourself a sandwich/have more important things to do right now. You can close the window when you get back.


I Wish I Could Stop Time
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For those of you who just love my writings on Mamalode (thank you for that), you can read two of my latest here and here.


And because she's such a brilliant and talented writer who's also moving and handling it much better than I, please go read my friend Bethany's take on weeding through the junk at Bad Parenting Moments.


Namaste.


4/06/2014

Around the Pond with the Frog~March 2014

Forgive me for a being a little late getting this wrap-up out there. This spring is proving to be a busy time for the Frog house. We're trying to clean everything out of our house so it doesn't look like 6 people - and the spirit of a seventh - live in it. Shooting for a June date to put it on the market. It's hard, and it will surely be the subject of a lot of what I write in the coming weeks and months.

That said, I won't be writing or be on social media as much. I've already stepped back a little and put my series, Grief Stories, on hold. I thought about completely taking a break, but that wouldn't be fair to me. Writing is my outlet. It is a source of good things for me, so I think I'll keep it.



So, that said, in case you missed anything in the month of March, here's what I said:


  • The commercials for ABC's new show Resurrection really bother me. And apparently, I'm not the only one. Read my initial thoughts here. As the series goes on and the plot is thickening, I stand firm by my opinion.
  • I wrote about little panic attacks I get when I realize we are halfway there (wherever "there" is). Read that here.
  • I was on Mamalode twice in March talking about Mom friends here and about being a fit mother here. Please click on these links as these are paid writing gigs for me. You can choose the $0 option to read, for now. 
  • I shared a couple meatless recipes for Lent. You can find the pins on Pinterest here and here.
  • I talked about fire safety and told you how you could view some rad fire safety videos and get lesson plans if you are a teacher right here
  • I featured my former Her View from Home writer, Kelly, talking about pet loss on Grief Stories here
  • I reviewed a book by Matt Mooney called Unspeakable Joy about the loss of his son here. I will be interviewing him soon. In the comments, please share a question you'd like me to ask him.
And finally, the book came out! You know, the one by all the Super Cool Lady writers called I Just Want to Be Alone. The one that already has FORTY five-star reviews on Amazon. Click here to read more about my co-authors and HERE to order the book.

Phew, I think that's it. So I will be writing, but it will probably only be about once a week - maybe twice - we'll see. To be sure that you see everything I post, please subscribe to my blog by clicking one of two buttons in the top left-hand column. Either follow me on Bloglovin or by e-mail. You will only get mail if I post something new.

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Now, off to pack up the basement. If anyone has ANY packing or storage tips, please feel free to share them in the comments. Newbie here. 

Love to you all and here's hoping by my next wrap-up we'll all be wearing shorts and feeling warm.