Category Archives: Writing

Blogging: It’s Been a While

For over five years I blogged faithfully, sharing stories of my life here at Adventures of a Middle Age Mom. And I had a blast writing about my kids, the animals in and around our suburban home, softball and anything … Continue reading

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Dead By Drowning of a MacBook Air

Things around here haven’t been all that great lately. Why? Because I accidentally drowned my three-month-old. No, not a baby…I’m a little old for birthing a baby, my friends. I drowned my MacBook Air and I’ve been discombobbled ever since. Yeah. I … Continue reading

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A Chance to Win the New Annie F. Downs Book: “Let’s All Be Brave”

Annie F. Downs is a young American writer and speaker who has a close relationship with God. She doesn’t have God hanging off her sleeve like a charm that shouts “Notice me, notice me,” though. Annie’s got God shining from … Continue reading

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Writing: The Road to Awesome and Fighting Fear

Critic’s Math: 1 insult + 1,000 compliments = 1 insult  Fear holds many of us back. As you work on your writing, as you write your blog, you will bump into fear, according to writer and speaker Jon Acuff. Fear … Continue reading

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Be a More Creative Writer and Blogger

 “Rules are not just for other people,” — Jon Acuff At BlissDom 2013 author and speaker Jon Acuff said that 3 stages of creativity are imagining, capturing and executing your ideas. To be creative you need to give yourself time to think. And then time to capture and refine … Continue reading

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Blogging: How to Get Support for Your Dreams

“The flame of creativity doesn’t go out.” — Jon Acuff At BlissDom I learned that writers, bloggers are supported by three circles of people: 1. Spouse or significant other. 2. Family and friends. 3. Other dreamers you know. Writing is a solitary, … Continue reading

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A Newbie Reporting, Ma’am! Blissdom 2013

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”  Thoreau My funny left me around about October 2012…when I hurt my back, Superstorm Sandy came to visit, and people I know and love started to sicken. And worse. I struggled … Continue reading

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Weeks Filled with Illness and Death

This is a sad post, so if you’re feeling down and don’t want to be brought down further, please click away today. I won’t be offended. I woke up on January 1, 2013 a little anxious, although I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Setting Intentions: Fear of Failure? Or Success?

It’s 22 days past time for me to set my intentions for 2013. Notice I didn’t say I wanted to set resolutions. I’m an intention setter, at least I was on January 1, 2012. This year I am setting three intentions … Continue reading

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Today 2013 Officially Begins

That’s what I said: “Today 2013 officially begins.” Why today? Because I have (mostly) shaken the flu that’s had me in its grip since New Year’s Eve. That’s why. Never mind that my daughter Tory, who actually brought the flu home … Continue reading

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