Blog Group on Facebook


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I’ve been talking to other bloggers and nobody can tell me where to find a group where bloggers can talk, learn, socialize, etc.

I see message boards but they aren’t my favorite thing.

I’ve joined book blog groups but nobody posts anything.

I want to learn people! I want to talk to other bloggers about obstacles, pros, cons and whatnot. I want to share the experience and learn from others what makes them successful and what they regret.

Does this seem interesting to you?

Come join us and help us and yourself be the best blogger you can be! CLICK HERE!

Be warned that the group is new and will be changing and growing as members join and we all learn new things.

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#WaldoWednesday


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So, for #WaldoWednesday I decided that it might be nice to introduce this man to you. I’ve posted his quotes for a while now but who is this man?

Born Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) he was known professionally in his time as Waldo Emerson.

I don’t want to bore you with paragraphs of his life so I think I’ll just list some interesting facts. If you enjoy them then let them lead you to learning more about him.

  1. RWE was a prominent leader in the Transcendentalist movement of the 19th
  2. He gave more than 1500 public lectures in his lifetime.
  3. A mentor and close friend was American philosopher and fellow transcendentalist, Henry David Thoreau.
  4. The death of his first wife, Ellen Tucker, marked the end of Emerson’s belief in organized religion and the start of his Transcendentalist beliefs.
  5. At age 14, he was the youngest student in his Harvard class.
  6. Ahead of his time, Emerson was a supporter of the suffrage and abolitionists movement.
  7. Emerson suffered memory loss at the end of his life.
  8. He was raised by women.

I find that last fact to be the most important. Because he was raised by women he grew up believing and seeing that women were strong, intelligent people. He worked as a schoolmaster at the school for women that his brother founded. He cared not that society was not yet up to date with his understanding of the equality of women.

Goodbye 2016, HELLO 2017!


Happy Holidays!!

I know, I know. Someone might be offended but too bad. I like to include all holidays celebrated and because I don’t know every holiday celebrated during this time of year I say Happy Holidays. I have no war with Christmas, except maybe the bad drivers. They do seem to get worse this time of year. Or maybe I just get more impatient. Who knows?

Did everyone enjoy themselves? Did you work? Were you on vacation or just off for a few days? Continue reading “Goodbye 2016, HELLO 2017!”

Instead of #WaldoWednesday


I don’t have a theme today for #WaldoWednesday.

I have been dealing with a sick baby all week and lack the brain power this morning to dig too deep into myself.

I guess that’s wrong as well. I am digging deep but I don’t know if a quote from my favorite dead fella will work this morning.

Continue reading “Instead of #WaldoWednesday”

Spanking Your Child


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Do you believe in spanking your child?

Before having my own child, I would have said yes.

Now that I have a child and I’m reading articles, talking to other parents and talking with my husband I’ll tell you I don’t believe in it.

I remember being spanked as a child. It always felt humiliating and it didn’t keep me from doing whatever it was that got me spanked in the first place. I also felt angry and questioned my value as a human being. Of course I didn’t realize at the time that was that I was doing/feeling but looking back I can say it was with 100% certainty.

Personally, I have never understood how hitting someone teaches them not to do something. How does a negative action in response to bad behavior teach someone to act in a positive manner long term? For instance, if someone is spanked for hitting someone else how does that get interpreted? Continue reading “Spanking Your Child”