What 47 Looks Like on Me

I’ve been doing this a few years, post-birthday, sharing where I am, how far I’ve come, and where I hope to go. I have to say, 47 is weird. It’s a stone’s throw to 50, and wow, that’s an age I never gave a lot of thought to as a college student. That seems like yesterday. One problem. My SON is the college student, not me. In fact, I just…

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iBloom Life and Business Planner Available as FREE August Sample

Last month I shared how I was an iBloom lurker and this year took the plunge and bought the planner. I was so sold on it that when there was a call out for women to partner with iBloom, I wanted in. The iBloom Life and Business Planner has been the one tool I keep using as I move forward as an author and speaker. As a wife and mom.…

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Thankful Series Kicks Off

It’s weird, this year. Each October I start promoting the need for guest posts from people from every walk of life to say why they are thankful. Most years I receive so many submissions they spill into December. They have been short, long, from women, men, authors and readers. From Ohio, from across the pond. This year, they aren’t coming in. Are people too busy? Are they not seeing my…

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Saturday Confession: Not Strong Enough

My confession this week stems from my Facebook status. Although the frustration has passed, I know the exhaustion isn’t just my confession. We’ve all been there. This week it felt extra heavy.  The rejection and loneliness has been harder than usual to handle. So I vented. Can you relate? For all I do post here, there is much I do not share because it is in process, not just about…

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This Mom’s Story

Believe it or not, my schedule is already opening to May. June. July. Even August is filling up. Although as I type snow is falling, I’m planning ahead to days where tulips will be out, lilacs will be blooming and grass will need to be cut. I’m a planner by nature and some of my events revolve around Mother’s Day. That used to bring about a dread and anger because…

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Thankful for Passion by Tracy Ruckman

Julie’s Note: It’s my pleasure to introduce Tracy Ruckman, Write Integrity Press and Pix N Pens publisher. I’m thankful Tracy took a leap of faith with me and my writing this year. Passion “a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.” (Merriam-Webster) This year, I’m thankful for passion – that I’m a passionate person thankful to be doing what I’m passionate about, surrounded by people…

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