Speak out against honor killings

It’s been a while since I’ve written a “take action” post, but this week there were several issues I wanted to share. Please feel free to take action below.

Take Action Thursday: Stop honor killings
And no more conflict minerals from Nintendo

Tasty Tidbits: Penguin snacks
Plus ooey gooey gnocchi

Easy homemade valentines
Make something for someone special or for the whole neighborhood


Paint a Gold Moon on Your Wall

It’s really cool, I promise! See below.

Friday fun: Watercolor paper wreaths
Plus Andy Warhol projects, a gold moon wall and more

Saturday Steals: Free kids’ meals
Plus 99-cent deals, free activity and craft packs & more

The Internet makes us all pretty lazy
Even homeschooling go-getters

Fun things to do at a hotel with your family
The most fun we’ve had all year so far

What’s cooking?

Weekly Recipes: Ruby Citrus Mojito
Plus lo mein, homemade sriracha sauce and more

No one is immune from bullying
Even adults are bullied, and it’s technically not illegal

Weekly Medley: The dangerous art of doing nothing
Plus attachment parenting beyond 6, coping with miscarriage and more

2013 in female roles
We saw some improvements, but is it really getting better?

Swingin’ Singles

Once I took a quiz to find out what my spy name would be; it was Swingin’est Secret Agent.

Anyway, this week I’m writing a bunch of really fun reviews of places to find last-minute gifts for your lover, partner, spouse or even a new date! You can visit all of the cities here (scroll to the bottom to find different cities like St. Louis and 19 others). Who knows? You might just find your new favorite gift hub in your area.

What I’m up to

My posts seem erratic lately in their timing, but that’s because I’m doing a lot of ghostwriting right now. Some topics I’ve covered lately include tractor repair, Halloween crafts, jewelry, dental work, body image, press releases, auto industry news and many other subjects. For one client alone, I’ve written 1,325 pieces within the last year! I can’t link them here, but I can leave you with this Pink Floyd song in remembrance of them, The Articles You Will Never Know I Wrote.

Getting Crafty

No, not with Fairuza Balk. With glue and stuff.

Fun projects to do with the family
Animal necklaces, gum wrapper valentines and much more

Dr. King activities
How do you celebrate with your family?

Printable toys
The Internet is full of them!

Weekly reads: How to encourage creativity
Plus ancient fish found, seven day work weeks and more

Fun activism
Make the world a better place.

DIY this weekend: Tree stump table with bling
Plus no sew scarves, Tu B’Shevat crafts and more

Saturday Steals: $4 meals at Old Spaghetti Factory
Plus grocery coupons, restaurant coupons and more.