My good friend Lisa would tell me, “Sara, three words: Pot. Kettle. Black.” It’s true that all of my life I’ve been a non-sleeper who would take random naps for survival. I can now attest that behavior like that can cause real damage–in my case, to my eyes, memory, and general overall health. I’m also finding that the more sleep my body gets, the more it wants! Celebrate Better Sleep Month by giving yourself a full eight hours sometime this week. It’s quite refreshing!
If you can’t sleep, try a technique I’ve learned from Laura Fenamore: Ask each body part calmly to relax. “Neck, relax. Shoulders, relax. Spine, relax.” It almost automatically does this! Just try. Your body wants you to.
Here are my latest pieces for today:
7 Controversial Barbies
Actual Size (review)
Health Food Talk
Sneaking in Those Superfoods
May is Teacher Appreciation Month
Pope Expresses Solidarity with Palestinians
Fannie May, Freddie Mac Costing Taxpayers Billions
What Does a Field Engineer Do?
What is a Mechanic’s Stethoscope?
What is a Radiologic Technologist?
Working and Parenting
May is Better Sleep Month
Remember, comments, bookmarking and sharing are always more than welcome! 🙂
It actually went live on May 1, so I am a little late in posting this. But I wanted to share it because I have written some reviews for the site, and may write more. You can see my shiny happy bio on the site here.
I’d like to invite you to sign up for the One Click Daily. The box for sign-ups is located on the home page at OneClickMoms.com. When you receive each One Click Daily you will see a review of a website for kids and teens as well as the writer’s bio as the reviewer.
It’s a great way to check out websites and see if they are safe, functional, meaningful, etc. for your kids. So please sign up and don’t forget to pass it on to your friends—both moms and dads! 🙂
Once they are live, I will also be adding my reviews to the article section of this site.
On Mother’s Day, I wrote a piece on What Mom Really Wants at Parenting Report.
Today I have a story up at Weird Animal Report called Star-Nosed Mole: AKA The Guy From That M. Night Shyamalan Movie. And yes, it’s a real animal!
I have another story about Frog Jumping Day at Pet in the Pocket. Find out more about this holiday and celebrate!
I’ve also been writing a lot of articles for several different companies, all of which I hope to be able to post here soon, once they are live.
Have a great week!
I will have new content live almost daily now; whether I’ll have time to post it daily is the question!
8 Ways to Keep a Preschooler Engaged While You Work, at Working and Parenting
Strapped for Cash? Family Fun Doesn’t Have to Cost a Thing, at Parenting Report
A very short but sweet poem based on my Life Organizer work recently:
A couple more to add today:
Also, a couple of coloring pages I made for Sage, from some of her new favorite movies:
Ginormica (from Monsters vs. Aliens)
Whaling Fetishists Seek Iceland’s Waters to Slake Lust, at Whale Talk
Mother Earth, The Hummer, at Earth Talk
Chupacabras Chomp on Furry Friends, at Weird Animal Talk
“One Quick Taste”
With three brand-new gigs (whoo-hoo!) that are all ongoing, plus my older ones, there will be much more to come!
Ahh, I didn’t make the 30 poems in 30 days! But I did write 18, which isn’t bad. I won a few more trophies, too:
Silver for “Red”
Honorable Mention for “An Autumn Parting”
Also wrote these new ones–all very quickly, trying to meet that deadline!
“Take a Little Piece of My Flannel Heart”
Did anyone else participate in National Poetry Month? I’d love to read what you’ve written. Feel free to share them or links to your work(s) in the comment section.
I also have a new article up at Valley Scene Magazine. Check it out!
Also, has anyone seen the film While She Was Out yet? I remember really enjoying the short story in college and am wondering if the film is any good. Might have to check it out!
I just love winning trophies at AllPoetry. It’s just for fun, and you enter more to be read than to win (at least I do) but winning sure makes me grin. This weekend I won:
Second Place, “fresh beginnings”
Honorable Mention (pretty green trophy), “Spring Cleaning”
Also wrote a new one for a contest including Harry Potter prompts:
“Tribute to Hagrid”
Need to really catch up for NaPoMo; it’s almost over. Tonight I’ve got some time alloted for creative work; maybe I can play catch-up then.
One of today’s prompts from the Awe-Manac is to compose (or create) something with the title Breakheart Pass in honor of Alistair MacLean’s birthday. Maybe that will inspire you (or me!) to create something. Badonsky says that he wrote every one of his novels in 35 days; now that is inspiring–if not a little depressing for some of us at the same time…