A Blogging Farewell

Hey Sis,

My days as the teen columnist at Kids Fun Plaza have come to an end. It was a good run while it lasted. The magazine gave me my first publishing credit, even as it gave me a chance to experiment with article formats.

But it wasn’t a good fit for me. I found it difficult to keep up with the demands of writing weekly blog posts on top of my own blogs, but even more challenging was the focus on writing about parenting teens.
As you know, I realized …

From SAHM to WAHM: Opening a Bank Account

I took a step forward yesterday. A small, but significant, step toward advancing my freelance writing career.
Late in the afternoon, I finally did something I have been planning to do since August. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but it’s one of those important items on my bucket list that somehow always gets set aside for more urgent matters.
On my way back from yet another mommy chauffeur trip, I stopped at the credit union and opened a bank account. No big deal, you might say, but it was a big deal to me.
I haven’t had a personal bank account in at least fifteen years. Early on, possibly before we were…