Archive for the 'This and that' Category

Tip #823: Making Long-Distance Love Work: Location, Location, Location

Monday, February 14th, 2011

TechBooHusband: Honey, are you coming into the office with me this weekend? Me: You have to work this weekend? TechBooHusband: No.  Are you coming with me? Me (puzzled, then remembering that last week he moved into a brand-spanking-new office as a precursor to a brand-spanking-new promotion that’s on the horizon; and remembering that this office […]

Condoleezza who?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Tell ‘em why you mad, Condi! So my youngest bonus daughter (known here as Daddy’s Girl or DG) has a school assignment where she has to do a project related to a famous person.  Initially, she chose Condoleezza Rice.  TechBooHusband took her to the bookstore to get a book and everything.  But once she got […]

“Write Your D*mned Book Proposal Already!”

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Finally!  I have launched (hence the post below) my new webinar, “Write Your D*mned Book Proposal Already!” Here are the deets… In Write Your Damned Book Proposal Already!, you can expect 6 weekly group web teleconference calls covering the key components of a successful non-fiction book proposal. The calls will be led by Deesha Philyaw, […]

Black Girls Rock!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

“When you grow up feeling less than special, you sometimes act less than special.” ~ Beverly Bond, Founder of  “Black Girls Rock” Amen and amen.  I can’t control my girls’ futures, but I strive everyday now to let them know that they are special, so they’ll act special AND never settle for anyone treating them […]

NaNoWriMo Check In

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

So I did it…I’m doing it.  I’m doing the damn thing for NaNoWriMo.  <–Click here and check me out!  As of today, I’ve written 5,317 words of my YA novel (which very well may turn into an adult novel, not sure at this point), a little more than than my goal for Day 3 of […]

Tip #1 How To Survive Football Widowhood: NFL.Com/Scores

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Say your resident football fan(atic) is driving home from the gym and calls you to find out the score of The Game.  You know…THE Game, whatever game is on that’s he’s missing, and the score of which he needs to know right away.  Maybe he’s come to grips with the fact that, in his absence, […]

Getting/showing love around the Internet…

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

3 quickies: CoParenting101.org is in the spotlight at The Young Mommyblog.  El Ex and I were both born to young mommies, so we are especially appreciative of this blog. I’m guest-blogging over at The Stepmom’ Toolbox on the subject of the evolution of my relationship with my bonus daughters. And this guest-blog is in conjunction […]

In which my uterus wakes up from a nap

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Isn’t she lovely? So…I haven’t been invited to a baby shower since, like, 2002, 2003.  Then this week…I get invitations to 2, both next month.   And I have to admit: The old uterus roused from its slumber to whine, “What about meee?” Me to TechBooHusband: Hon, we should have a baby shower. TechBooHusband: For our […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Today’s my birthday, but the celebrating started yesterday.  I went to drop off MiniMe and BabyGirl at their dad’s after they spent the long weekend with me and TechBooHusband.  They said, “Since you’re here, can we give you your gifts early?”  Why, of course you can!  Well, I received several lovely and thoughtful gifts, as […]

Two steps closer to Paris…

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

So, it may be a stretch, but TechBooHusband and I have got our sights set on Paris ’11, to celebrate our 40th birthdays.  Thanks to recommendations from 2 dear, globe-trotting friends, we’re two steps closer. Check out TravelZoo and AirBnB!