Link Roundup and Personal Note (2)

Here are some links to articles written by me and others across the web:

Blissfully Domestic

I have a side writing gig that I love over at Blissfully Domestic.

Here is a link to a couple of articles I wrote for the Family/Parenting section over at Blissfully Domestic this past week:

How To Make A Kite: A Fun Spring Activity

What’s Your Mom Salary? Calculate Your Mom Salary and Win With Salary.com!

Posts on The Well-Read Wife From The Past Week

If You Like Mad Men, You’ll Love This Print By Flapperdoodle

Guest Post: Lyon’s Bride and The Price of Love by Cathy Maxwell

Photo: I Love The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Book Review: The Chaperone By Laura Moriarty

Cool Stuff Other People Wrote:

Boggle The Mind: NYT Review of  Imagine by Jonah Lehrer

The Founder Of Mother’s Day Later Fought To Have it Abolished

So You Wanna Read About Comedy?

The Time Magazine Breast Feeding Cover: Its art historical images and what makes the cover so sensational

Personal Note:

Today is Mother’s Day and I’m sitting in my living room taking it easy. I hope everyone’s having a great weekend. I’ve had a jam packed week. Between reading and writing up a storm for The Well-Read Wife & Blissfully Domestic, I have attended a party, a fundraiser, and went to the spa twice to get ready for the parties. This sounds insane to write, but it’s all f*cking exhausting sometimes. I also got eyelash extensions this week too (see above picture). All of the spa stuff and the eyelash extensions were happies from my husband, because I’ve been working super hard on my diet. I’ve lost 32 lbs so far on the Paleo diet, and every pound has been a struggle.

I’m also working on a book which was sorely neglected while I did all of the other stuff this week. However, I did write a really weird, extremely detailed essay about the possibility of my one day having a half Sasquatch baby. I’m not sure if it’ll ever see the light of day on this site, but I sure did waste all of my free time this week writing it for no reason at all. I procrastinate in the oddest ways.

I am super excited for BEA Bloggers in New York this June. I am speaking on a panel about Creating Community and Driving Engagement. The other people on the panel with me are all SO awesome: Michelle Dunphy from Authors Are ROCKSTARS!, David Lee King Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and Stacey O’Neale of Entangled Publishing. Please take time to stop by each of their websites. We have already started working together to produce what I think is going to be a stellar presentation.

I’m taking a two week hiatus from my If You Like Mad Men series for a couple of reasons: Today is Mother’s Day and next Sunday I’ll be on my way back from Disney World. So the series will pick back up in a couple of weeks. I am so excited to go to Disney with Nate and the boys. My youngest Brucie is two and a half years old, and I think he’ll finally really enjoy Disney. (He doesn’t remember his previous trip to Disney World.) If any burglars are reading this, we will have a house sitter this week. We have an awesome alarm system, and we have security cameras all over the place.

I’ll probably post a couple of reviews this week before I leave for vacation. I hope everybody has a great week!

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