This is a time of enjoyment and discovery.
While a little daunting, especially for new moms, you will soon realize that you are part of a group of women who have gone through a life-changing episode.
While motherhood is as common as the stars in the sky or the grass that grows outside your door, your experience will be unique.
No two women can claim to have the exact same experience from time of conception to the day that they die.  And yes, you are a mother always, no matter how old your kids are.  No matter if you outlive your children, God forbid!
You have entered the realm of a magical …

What’s your passion? Find a niche for your blog that matters

What drives you? What inspires you to write? What makes you want to start a blog, and keep at it when the chores pile up and sunny days beckon you outdoors?
Whatever that passion is, that’s where you will find your niche.
A couple of weeks ago, I introduced a writing path discussion series on The SITs Girls forum for bloggers who have mastered blogging basics and who are ready to take their blogs to the next level.
Find a niche for your blog
So far, …

15 Ways That Pinterest Is For Bloggers

Pinterest is the cool new social network. Although it’s been around for several months, suddenly bloggers can’t get enough. Pin addicts are everywhere, and I’m expecting Pinners Anonymous to spring up any moment now.
As Pinterest is still in the Beta stage – admission is by invitation only – there are a number of kinks to be worked out, and bloggers have a ways to go to figure out…

Power Networking Across Social Platforms–Type-A Conference Liveblogging

I’m in Asheville, NC for Type-A Parent Conference. It’s a three-day affair that promises to enable and empower bloggers to take their sites to the next level. And it delivers!
This being my second TypeA, I’ve come prepared to maximize the gain by sharing coverage of the workshops with friends. Now, I’m not the Liveblogging Queen – that’s Christina at, but I’m giving it a …