Is blogging dead?

I’ve heard rumors that blogging is dying. Some of my favorite bloggers are shuttering their blogs. Others are taking long breaks. The other day my 13 year old son announced that YouTube and podcasts and Instagram are where The Internet Is Happening Now. That got me thinking: why am I still blogging? And is blogging dead? I started my Continue Reading »

Book Giveaway: “Fierce Convictions” by Karen Swallow Prior

Today, I’m thrilled to host literature professor and author, Karen Swallow Prior. Karen’s new book, “Fierce Convictions” is about poet, reformer and abolitionist Hannah More (1745-1833). Hannah More was a woman after my own heart. Strong and yet deeply sensitive, she also suffered recurring episodes of deep depression. Reading “Fierce Convictions,” I couldn’t help but be Continue Reading »

A&E “Dogs of War,” New Books (!!), #ENFP Problems and Other Happy Cornucopias coming your way this week!

When we adopted our rescue pit bulls, I completely underestimated how much love and joy they’d bring into our lives. We couldn’t imagine our family without them! This week, we’re especially excited to watch a new show on A&E called “Dogs of War,” premiering on Veterans Day. It’s about a combat veteran who returns from war struggling with Continue Reading »

Month-In-Review: $4 DIY hair coloring, a new Mitford novel and twin witches

When Jorai (on the right) told me she wanted to be a witch for Halloween this year, I hesitated. We don’t do blood, gore and witch stuff for Halloween. But then I saw a gorgeous Glinda the Good Witch costume and thought: “Hey! The twins could be sister witches from the Wizard of Oz!” Witch-dilemma Continue Reading »