• The Bloggers I Love: Moms Edition - some of my favorite mom bloggers

    The Bloggers I Love: Moms Edition

    Over the past two weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the bloggers I adore. First I talked about the absolutely beautiful and authentic souls I’ve had the great honor to “meet” here. Then I shared some writers/authors and book reviewers I enjoy every chance I get. Now it’s time for me to share some of the mothers I enjoy reading. Unfortunately, this was a bit harder to do as mom bloggers have a tendency to vanish from the blogging world, so, even though I enjoy a number that have come and gone and come and gone again, I’ll just be sharing the ones who post more often. I Didn’t Want…

  • The Bloggers I Love: Writers and Book Reviewers Edition

    The Bloggers I Love: Writers and Book Reviewers Edition

    Last week I shared the blogs of four amazing ladies I absolutely adore for their authenticity. This week I’m returning to my roots as a lifelong reader and writer with some readers and writers I enjoy. Writers and Authors Jennifer M. Zeiger – I adore this lady. She writes choose your own adventure stories and encourages her readers to participate. Her stories are fun and entertaining and I’m always looking forward to the next one. She’s a lovely fantasy author who is so wonderful at providing constructive feedback, and I love her insight into writing! Her most recently published book is The Adventure, which has three fun choose your own adventures…

  • The Bloggers I Love: Beautiful, Authentic Souls Edition

    The Bloggers I Love: Beautiful, Authentic Souls Edition

    While compiling the stories, writing related posts, and book reviews I had enjoyed each week, I noticed that, as much as I tried to share a post from different bloggers each week, there were still some that made the list almost every week, so I’d like to share why I adore them. There are also other bloggers I read religiously. They don’t necessarily write stories or focus on talking about writing, but they still have their own stories to tell. So, please, I hope you take a look at some of the bloggers I love. This week, I would like to invite you to check out some of the most…

  • Stories and Writing Related Posts #6

    Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #6

    Stories I’ve Enjoyed An ode to student loan debt by Tiny Woman Tall World – not a story, but poem, and I can’t figure out whether I should laugh or cry As Long as I’m Human – Short Story by Nopoodles Writing Challenge by Author Chris Brown Downsized – A Short Story on Write Side of the Road – a beautiful story that really speaks to my soul My Place: Chapter 1 Of My First Novel on Mum Life Stories – stop by and give her your thoughts, especially if you’re a stay at home mom. It really hits close to home! Writing Related Posts How I Outlined My NaNo…

  • Stories and Writing Related Posts I've Enjoyed from the Blogging Community

    Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #5

    Happy Publication Day to (deep breath) Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan, The Poison Garden by A. J. Banner, and The God Queen by M. L. Tishner! Wow, today is popular. The first two feel like different approaches to dealing with a cheating husband while the third has reincarnated gods, magic, space travel between worlds, and a much lovelier romance than the first two books. Stories I’ve Enjoyed When do you pray? from Where’s Lincoln? Magpie from Sophie’s world Post-Partum Depression from Thoughts with N Shame by Brooke Cutler – this is poetry and not a story, but it’s so powerful I couldn’t not share it Damned on Cafe Reading Fiction…

  • Stories and Writing Related Posts I've Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #4

    Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #4

    Happy Publication Day to The Throne of the Five Winds by S. C. Emmett! Check out my review here, and another great review over at the Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub. Stories I’ve Enjoyed Would I Recommend Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom? No. Maybe. Sort of… from Geek Mamas Mom Life by Autumn Rain Inktober Calendar by Author A. R. Curry – well, not a story, but this is some incredible artwork from an author Something a Little Different on Sophie’s World Dreams & Wishes: A Short Story from Mum Life Stories Lessons from My Toddler: Moving On from Dirty Toes and Mommy Prose Fiction Friday: He Leadeth Me on Boondock Ramblings Boys…

  • Stories and Writing Related Posts I've Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #3

    Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #3

    Hmm… Either I haven’t read as many posts as I felt like I did or the writers I follow were too busy to post a lot last week. Or maybe I just need to find new writers. I also try to find people who have any kind of story to tell, but last week was kind of light on those as well. Oh, well. Hoping for the best for this coming week. I’ve you’ve come across any interesting fiction or non-fiction stories or great writing-related posts, would you mind sending them my way? Stories I’ve Enjoyed Fiction Friday: The Librarian by Lisa R. Howeler Writetober Day 1 (Ring) from Kris…

  • The Lily Cafe Digest #3 - catch up on what's been posting on the blog!

    The Lily Cafe Digest, No. 3

    This year, I’m doing a 6+1 blogging schedule of 6 weeks blogging followed by a one week break. Since it’s time for another Digest, it’s also time for another blogging break. Enjoy, and thank you so much for following! A Look Back Reader I’m experiencing a bit of a blogging shift. I’ve always been a huge reader, but, most of the time, I’m so far buried in a book that I often forget to rave about or destroy them in a review. That seems to be changing, though. I’m reviewing more books now and find I really enjoy talking about them. So much so that I’m in the process of…