Bad Parenting Day?

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Remember the joy of learning you would be a parent? You dreamed of your child’s future. Maybe you figured out how old you would be when your child graduated from high school. But what if, by the time your daughter was seven-years-old, she was screaming, “I want to die.” This happened to Charity Marie. “Time stopped in that moment. I

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Patty Wiseman: Where it All Started

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This month’s guest blog post is from Award Winning Patty Wiseman who writes stories of strong women overcoming insurmountable odds. From historical to contemporary these romantic and suspenseful tales carry the message of survival by extraordinary women. Find Patty on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Amazon. WHERE IT ALL STARTED I was that kid with the flashlight under the covers every

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There Really Are Reindeer

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We lived in Phoenix Arizona in 1968. This event really happen! I wanted to keep the proof in a baggie, in the freezer, but my momma said, “No!”   There Really Are Reindeer One Christmas morning, back in my youth—I remember it well My brother told me a most wonderful tale.  It seems, Santa doesn’t always land his sleigh on

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Self-doubt: An Authors Worst Enemy

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  Authors are plagued with self-doubt and worry over silly things. Harper Lee, for one, threw her whole manuscript for To Kill a Mockingbird out her NYC window while editing. Fortunately, her publisher made her retrieve and finish the book. See, Fling Manuscript From the Window. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter, Rose, stated in a diary entry the she doubted her mother’s manuscript

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The Lost Puppy (A Super Emily and Buttermilk Adventure)

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  Super Emily loves to make everything right! With the help of her magical stuffed kitten, Buttermilk, Emily goes on adventures to help those in need. When the heart on Buttermilk’s collar flashes, Emily knows her friend’s puppy is missing. But Emily hasn’t finished her green beans yet, and Momma wants her plate. After explaining the problem to Momma, Emily

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Happy Left-Handers Day

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Happy Left-Handers Day! There are people who care about our needs. I found this store on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco when I visited in June. I was awed by the wonderful treasures and wanted several items. Unfortunately, the prices were beyond my vacation budget.   I really wanted this notebook though. I purposely flip spiral notebooks over to write

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