Monday, August 11, 2014

Lacking. And yet ...

My motivation is lacking.

I just don't feel like I have anything to write.

And yet. I'm slightly motivated when it comes to anywhere but here.

I've submitted to Scary Mommy and been - wait for it - ACCEPTED.

Wait, wait again ...


The first post was a bit controversial.

I wrote about letting my daughter wear a bikini. At age 7. And yes. I mean a bikini. Not a tankini.

So, the bikini question was hoppin' over at Jill's site. And on Facebook. And over and over again.

My second post over there was more laid back. More easy-going, I guess.

I wrote about prepping for back-to-school. Some tips on how to survive your before school mornings. A nice list that, if I do say so myself, was kind of funny in some places. It was a hit, too. Honestly, I think anything Scary Mommy touches succeeds. Or it seems so. Fortunately she also comes across as a real person and THAT? I LOVE!

I've also been pretty busy over at SITS.

My most recent post gives you recommendations on what you need to pack for a blog conference.

And if you've never been, or even if you have, trust me, you'll want to read it. It's a straightforward look at some of the important items. Critical ones, even.

Another post I'm really proud of that went live on SITS a few weeks back covers why supporting your fellow bloggers is good for you.  And it is. Really.

So while I normally do my amazing reads post, I also try to do social media shares for friends and find the posts and reads that resonate the most with me that I just must pass along.

Anyway, that's pretty much where I am right now. So I'm here, of course, writing about life and loss and love ... and books (new review coming tomorrow), of course! Oh, and speaking of, you can enter to win a copy of The Virtues of Oxygen on my review post. That giveaway will be live for the next few days. All you have to do is leave me a comment. And it's worth an entry. Promise. It was a really good read.

Oh! And stay tuned for a post on the Light the Night Walk that will update you with loads of info on how you can participate to raise funds to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


  1. I enjoyed visiting your blog, and HAD to congratulate you on your acceptance... that's HUGE!!

  2. Congrats, Andrea, on the not one but two Scary Mommy posts. I pitched a post to them and was very nicely rejected ... I'm determined to find the right fit.

  3. Loved the bikini post! Excellent read and I love that you gave her confidence in herself! :)

  4. Wow I didn't know those posts were from you! Congrats!

  5. Congrats on your acceptance! I'll have to go see what it is because all of my kids are grown and I'm out of the mommy loop a little bit. :)

  6. CONGRATS! That's a big deal x2! :)

  7. So many awesome things happening with your writing. Congratulations!!

  8. Congratlations on such amazing opportunities!


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