Adventures in Imperfection

Accidentally Naked and Other Wardrobe Malfunctions: A Remix

If you think this looks familiar, you’re right! I posted an iteration of this story with the same title last year. What follows is a reprint of my story published in  the Schuylkill Valley Journal by editor-in-chief, Peter Krok. There’s a reason why I’m re-posting today – if you’re curious, I’ll explain at the end.   Accidentally… Continue reading Accidentally Naked and Other Wardrobe Malfunctions: A Remix

Guest Posts · Lil Mama's Love Letters

Invisible Ink: a Guest Post by Christy Anna Beguins

“and Anna begins to fade away.” ~Counting Crows, “Anna Begins“ I think I’m going to stop writing about you. It’s not like you ever read my work anyway. Not like it ever truly mattered to you. Or I ever mattered. Truly. To you. I always wanted you to read. You knew this. And you would… Continue reading Invisible Ink: a Guest Post by Christy Anna Beguins

Guest Posts

Guilty: One Writer’s Journey Guest Post by Troy Lambert

You don’t become a writer. You can become a published author, a success, or find another way to get paid for your writing. Those things are all possible, and reasonable goals. But you cannot become something you either are or are not. I wrote my first book at age six, and pretty much read everything… Continue reading Guilty: One Writer’s Journey Guest Post by Troy Lambert

Blog Share

See it Here! Photographic Evidence of the Retro Party Aftermath

It was all a blur. There were words, brilliant words. And phrases. Phrases and ideas and images all thrown and mixed together like the punch I drank once in college. Intoxicating enough to deliver a buzz, but without the hangover. I asked and you delivered. Monday’s party is proof that the WP community is the… Continue reading See it Here! Photographic Evidence of the Retro Party Aftermath

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Tackling Blog Obstacles: Ninja Skills and Advice from Coach Daddy

You write. You edit. You publish. Then the magic happens. A kind blogger says some nice things about your post, you visit their site and connect. “Really? You like baseball/cat memes/skydiving/too much frosting (as if!), too? A friendship emerges. Friends meet friends, and soon you’ve built a community rallied around shared ideas, laughter, and sometimes… Continue reading Tackling Blog Obstacles: Ninja Skills and Advice from Coach Daddy

Guest Posts · Monday Muchness

I Want You, I Need You, I Gotta Have You!

I don’t remember the date or season, but I remember the feeling. Elation. Thrill. Anticipation. I was going to boxing class when my phone dinged with a Twitter message from my new-ish blogger buddy, Christy. She had an idea and wanted me to be part of it. She’d tested the waters earlier that year at Words… Continue reading I Want You, I Need You, I Gotta Have You!

Friday Fun · Housekeeping

The Proper Care and Feeding of a Blog

Oh hey! ‘Scuse the mess! Mercy me, if I’d known you were going to stop by, I would have baked cookies and fixed my hair. But, we’re friends, so the chaos doesn’t matter, and I’m glad you’re here. It’s October in the halls of MamaMick, and while others are sipping warm pumpkin concoctions, I’m obsessing… Continue reading The Proper Care and Feeding of a Blog

Adventures in Imperfection

Lipstick, Laundry, and a Broken Book

If we were to meet and I was wearing lipstick, it would be a signal to call the family, complete your bucket list, and watch the cows come home. Wearing lipstick is like hang-gliding in the mountains – sounds like fun, seems like it would be pretty, but likely to end in disaster. Doing laundry,… Continue reading Lipstick, Laundry, and a Broken Book

Freestyle Friday

Freestyle

Oh, some of us like to watch and some like to dance Though we all wake up with the same stamp on our hands Counting stars and counting cars and just counting miles Doing it freestyle, you style, me style Ain’t got nowhere to be child ~Lady Antebellum ~~~~~ Freestyle: a performance or routine featuring… Continue reading Freestyle

Adventures in Imperfection · Inspirational People

Unpolished and Earthy (Blog Tour)

Hey friends, Welcome to the unpolished, earthy leg of the Blog Tour happening right now in my neck of the woods. No hiking gear required though we might need a mower (and strapping hired hand) to get us out of the weeds. More on that later. A huge and humble thank you to Karen at Mended Musings for inviting me… Continue reading Unpolished and Earthy (Blog Tour)