Guest post: Josie, of Family Afloat, on their sailing adventures

I love to travel. And by travel, I mean drive several times a week to Mooresville, N.C. Occasionally exotic locales, too, such as Fredericksburg, Va. The extent of my travel reaches the bounds of club soccer. And I’m okay with that. If I get a dose of wanderlust, well, that’s what Instagram and Hawaii 5-0…

Guest Post: Joey of Big Teeth & Clouds, on Quitting (and Un-quitting)

The blog world is cyclical. Unless you count those blogs that drop off sharply. Not because of quality, but from lack of posts. Sometimes, it’s not sustainable. Or we forget the password. Either way, the blog floats along in the ether, like a dead satellite. Most often, we cycle toward and then away from blogs…

Guest Post: Number Recognition Pizza Game from Education.com

They had me at pizza. Today’s post comes from education.com. They offer learning programs for pre-K to fifth- grade students. I wish there were these things when I was a kid. I was a bit scattered at that age – ‘creative,’ they used to tell me. The cool thing about the programs: They’re fun. My girls had…

Guest Post: Jillian, of Jillian Loves, on Blogging

Courage courses where it chooses to course. It could be in voicing your heart or remaining silent. It’s there when you retreat and also when you walk up to the table of strangers and say hello, not knowing what to expect or how your life is about to change forever, potentially. But you do it….

Would You Do Something Bold for Love? I Just Did.

One of my blogging friends once made a bold move for love. You might know her. She’s April, and she writes a beautiful blog called Stories of our Boys. In The Boldest Thing I Ever Did for Love, she tells the tale of how she bent the Southern guide to dating etiquette like an aluminum…

Guest Post: Mo, of Mocadeaux, on Plethora

This one time, Grace thought she’d become famous. All it took was a parade. We’d talked in church about joining the Pride Parade a few years ago. Grace heard keywords – parade … ride a float … matching T-shirts! She was stoked. So I explained what the Pride Parade meant. She remained stoked. We didn’t…

Go Ask Daddy About Oafs, Sponge Years and Celebrity Breakups

“How in the world was I ever a student?” In the midst of a work post, the utter stubbiness of my attention span – and ability to comprehend anything not about food, soccer or Star Wars – couldn’t be ignored. “They didn’t have as much stuff for you to learn back then,” Grace piped up….

Guest Post: Olympian Leo Manzano, on The American Dream

Seems like there’s lot of hurdles in these upcoming Summer Games. Only some are on the track. Headlines about doping, violence, killer mosquitoes and more steal the Olympic glare from the attraction we tune in for most: The competitors. To me, the Olympics has always been a treasure chest of stories, just waiting. Today’s guest…

Guest Post: Jenn Crowell, on Pragmatism

You know you’re cool when your blog URL is your actual name. That alone isn’t what makes today’s guest poster cool. Jenn Crowell, of, you guessed it, JennCrowell.com, has written three critically acclaimed novels: Necessary Madness, Letting the Body Lead, and Etched On Me. If you read Seventeen magazine, you might have seen her byline…